Sterling Heights, MI (USA) – December 23, 2020 – John Cockerill Defense America, the US subsidiary of Belgium-based John Cockerill Defense SA, announces they have signed a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the United States Government and received a facilites clearance from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). The SSA provides the framework for controls and procedures to protect classified information, controlled unclassified information and export-controlled data allowing John Cockerill Defense America to participate in classified U.S. government programs.
Central to this agreement is the appointment of outside directors (US citizens with no affiliation to John Cockerill Defense) who comprise a Government Security Committee. The Government Security Committee oversees the company’s compliance with U.S. security and export regulations, and meets regularly with oversight agencies to provide feedback on compliance. John Cockerill Defense America is proud to announce its outside directors; Chairman – General (Retired) John Tilelli Jr, Director – Mr Dean Popps, and Director – Lieutenant General (Retired) Joseph Peterson.
Brad Herndon, Vice President at John Cockerill Defense America: “This process has been understandably thorough, but we now stand ready to team with the US Government to provide much needed land-force capabilities. I appreciate the exhaustive efforts of all involved and thank our board of directors for their support and service.”
About John Cockerill Defense America:
Incorporated in Delaware in January 2017 and headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, John Cockerill Defense America is the US subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense SA, the Belgium-based world leader for in-production integrated lethality systems. Cockerill™ products modernize to overmatch with unsurpassed survivability, mobility, lethality, reliability, and mission command capabilities for cross domain maneuver. John Cockerill Defense America specializes in design, development, and production of integrated combat vehicle turret solutions for the US military. https://johncockerillda.com
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