[SatNews] Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) has announced that its headquarters facility in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and its newly opened Advanced Microelectronics Center in Hudson, New Hampshire, part of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit, have received “Superior” security ratings in recent vulnerability assessments conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Service (DSS).
This is the second consecutive “Superior” rating, the highest level awarded to cleared defense contractors by DSS, received by each facility.
“Our employees are keenly aware of and absolutely engaged in the mission of safeguarding sensitive information that is essential to the protection of our warfighters,” said Gerry Haines, Senior Vice President, Mercury Systems. “These superior ratings demonstrate our strict compliance in protecting our technology and information and reflect the high level of trust the U.S. government places with Mercury.”
A Superior rating is awarded to contractors that consistently and fully implement the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual in an effective fashion, resulting in a security posture that is superior to other contractors of similar size and complexity. The facility must have documented procedures that heighten the security awareness of employees and foster a spirit of cooperation within the security community. Currently, less than 8% of the approximately 13,000 facilities that the DSS oversees receive a Superior rating.
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