ARLINGTON, VA, February 20, 2015 -- DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, has been awarded the 2014 Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence, the second time it earned the honor since 2012. DRS received the 2014 award for efforts to identify suspicious contacts through a security program that empowers employees to identify and report suspicious activities. DRS is one of only two defense contractors to receive the 2014 award out of a pool of more than 10,000 eligible companies.
The Defense Security Service (DSS) instituted the annual award in 2010 to recognize cleared contractors that best demonstrate the ability to stop foreign theft of U.S. defense technology. Companies chosen for the award demonstrate a continuous and ongoing counterintelligence program integrated throughout the company and contribute the most to protecting vital national security information.
“DRS is committed to protecting classified data and information and proud of our culture of compliance in an environment of constant threat,” said William J. Lynn III, CEO of DRS Technologies and Finmeccanica North America. “We have built a culture that encourages the rapid identification and reporting of incidents and immediate prevention to halt suspicious activity before it succeeds,” Lynn said.
DRS Technologies also was awarded the DSS Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence in 2012 and has been the recipient of multiple James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement by the DSS for excellence in the principles of industrial security and exceeding U.S. Department of Defense requirements.
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is also the 2012 recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.