Ausley Associates, Inc. has been awarded a superior security rating—the highest possible rating—in an annual vulnerability assessment by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS).
“Our warfighters rely on us to safeguard our systems and data against threats and vulnerabilities,” said Ausley President Paul Ausley. “We have best practices in place to ensure we protect the information we are entrusted with, and our employees are committed to protecting our warfighters. This superior rating further validates that our security policies exceed the standard.”
DSS serves as an interface between the government and cleared industry— approximately 13,500 contractor facilities, of which only 8% receive a superior rating. The annual security assessment evaluates Ausley based on the standards set forth by the National Industrial Security Program, which ensures cleared facilities safeguard the classified information in their possession while performing work on contracts, programs, bids, or research and development efforts.
A superior rating is reserved for contractors that consistently and fully implement the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual in an effective fashion, resulting in a superior security posture, compared with 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.