ISA At Work In The Defense Industrial Base Sector

The Defense Industrial Base Sector is the worldwide industrial complex that enables research and development as well as design, production, delivery and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems and components or parts to meet U.S. military requirements. ISA member companies Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin represent the Defense Industrial Base Sector .

Raytheon Company, a global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence), sensing, effects and mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.NG is at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies. Their security solutions provide help securing freedoms for our nation as well as those of our allies.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.  Lockheed Martin  solves complex challenges, advances scientific discovery and delivers innovative solutions to help their global customers keep people safe and provide them essential services.

President Obama’s National Cyber Security Coordinator, Howard Schmidt, confers with ISA Board Member Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charlie Croom of Lockheed Martin at a recent ISA Board Meeting.
Other major Aerospace and Defense Industry corporations have participated in ISA, including SAIC, and Boeing.  
ISA Board Chairman Tim McKnight of Northrop Grumman speaking at Washington Post Live Forum on cybersecurity. Other attendees included DHS Sec. Napolitano.

Aerospace and Defense firms look to ISA to engage in thought leadership on a range of issues of keen interest to their industry, including supply chain management, information sharing, combating the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), Enterprise Risk Management, and, of course, public policy.

ISA’s success in representing these firms is reflected in the high marks Aerospace and Defense firms provide during the annual ISA membership review.

LtoR: Rep. Lee Terry, Vice Chair of House E&C Subcom on Comm and Tech Lee Terry meeting with an aide and ISA Board members Gen. Croom of Lockheed Martin, ISA President Larry Clinton, and Jeff Brown of Raytheon.

Following the publication of ISA’s signature document, the Cyber Security “Social Contract,” ISA was asked to do a special briefing at the NATO Cyber Centre for Excellence.

ISA was also the only trade association invited to address the NATO and U.S. War College sponsored “Defense of the Global Commons” Conference in 2010 at the U.S. War College’s Naval Postgraduate School.   Much of the topical proceedings from this invitation-only event are described in the recently published “Conflict in the Global Commons,” Edition II.  ISA President Larry Clinton authored the chapter on cyber security for this volume, which was published in late September 2012.



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