SOURCE: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

March 07, 2011 06:01 ET

DRS Awarded Superior Security Rating By U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS)

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that its corporate headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey and Arlington, Virginia and the headquarters of its wholly owned subsidiary, DRS Defense Solutions, located in Bethesda, Maryland have each been awarded a "Superior" security rating by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS).

The Defense Security Service administers the National Industrial Security Program on behalf of the Department of Defense and 23 other federal agencies within the Executive Branch by partnering with over 12,000 contractor facilities. Through its oversight mission, the DSS supports U.S. National Security and warfighters by validating industry's ability to safeguard classified information. DSS assigns a security rating to contractor facilities at the conclusion of each security review, with Superior being its highest possible rating.

Compared with other contractors of similar size and complexity, DRS demonstrated full implementation of all National Industrial Security Program requirements in a very effective and consistent manner. DRS also demonstrated the absence of any serious security issues and its ability to practice a sustained and high level of management support for the security program.

Only 4% of industry garner a Superior rating.

"The rating we received from DSS not only demonstrates our strict compliance in safeguarding sensitive information, but reflects the high level of trust the United States government places with us," states Mark S. Newman, chairman and CEO of DRS Technologies. "The recognition of this collective success illustrates our employees' absolute dedication to national security." 

"There is no greater responsibility than securing and protecting information that is crucial to the mission of those who serve our Nation," adds Mr. Newman. "As security is the consummate team activity, the tireless governance of our security program is due to the vigilant efforts of our security professionals and each of our resident employees. Each one of us can be counted upon to ensure a zero margin of error."

About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, 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 S.p.A. (FNC.MI) which employs more than 75,000 people worldwide. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's website at www.drs.com.

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