Special Security Agreement (SSA)

Leonardo Electronics US Inc. is a Delaware corporation that has mitigated its foreign ownership through a Special Security Agreement between the U.S. Government, Leonardo Electronics US Inc. and Leonardo S.p.A. The SSA provides the framework for controls and procedures to protect classified information, controlled unclassified information and export controlled data. The SSA allows Leonardo Electronics US Inc. to participate in classified U.S. government programs. That agreement calls for the appointment of outside directors (U.S citizens with no affiliation to Leonardo) who, in conjunction with other U.S. based board members, comprise a Government Security Committee. The Government Security Committee has the responsibility for overseeing the company’s compliance with U.S. Government Security and Export regulations, and meets regularly with U.S. Government oversight agencies to provide feedback on that compliance. Based on our history of successful compliance with the SSA, we proudly provide solutions to some of our nation’s most sensitive programs