DRS Technologies Receives Defense Security Service Award for
ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies has received
the highest U.S. honor for protecting classified information and technology
through a culture of compliance with government security regulations by
receiving the prestigious Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in
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The Defense Security Service (DSS) instituted the award two years ago to
recognize the cleared defense contractor that best demonstrates the ability to
stop foreign theft of sensitive and classified information and technology.
DSS Director Stanley L. Sims said DRS Technologies earned the award for 2012
by demonstrating "an unrivaled commitment" to security.
"The quality and timeliness of reporting of security-related information
reflect the commitment to compliance that DRS employees have and the proactive
stance the company has taken to partner with the U.S. government to maintain
the highest levels of security," Sims said.
In a series of DSS assessments, some 90% of DRS facilities where employees
handle classified content received a "superior" rating, the highest level
granted, compared with a national average of just 8% superior.
DRS CEO and former U.S. Deputy Secy. of Defense William J. Lynn said
compliance with security requirements is one of the most critical
responsibilities of any company in the defense industry. "Our warfighters are
counting on U.S. industry to maintain the technological edge they deserve to
ensure their own safety as they defend us around the world," Lynn said.
The DSS Counterintelligence Directorate is responsible for evaluating defense
contractors' compliance with a wide range of security regulations and
procedures. To select the recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for
Excellence in Counterintelligence, they consider best practices, results and
whether the corporate culture promotes vigilance.
About DRS Technologies
The DRS security compliance program includes online and in-person employee
training. The company encourages rapid reporting of suspicious activity
through a number of channels, including a 24-hour/per day service hotline.
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and
support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors
worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA
(FNC.MI), which employs 70,000 people worldwide.
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