US Company, Global Resources
Safran Data Systems, Inc. is a US based employer responsible for Sales, Engineering Support, Service and Manufacturing for North America. We are headquartered in Norcross, Georgia and with a number of our employees strategically located throughout the US.
SDS, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safran, a $20B global aerospace company with over 14,000 personnel in the United States. Safran is a public company listed on the Paris stock exchange.
Our extensive resources and global reach include Engineering and Manufacturing facilities in Colombelles, Arcachon, Les Ulis France and Cologne Germany. Located in NATO counties, we are compliant with Trade America Act (TAA) and FAR 52.225-5.
Cleared Defense Contractor
Safran Data Systems, Inc. is a Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC) through participation in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and with a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the Defense Counter Intelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
This agreement is designed by the US Government to allow our closest allies to contribute products and technology to U.S. National Security and National Defense and execute U.S. classified programs. The SSA mitigates the Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) of our foreign owners. There are over 200 foreign-owned companies operating within the NISP, and the SSA is the most common FOCI mitigation instrument.
As a result of these measures, we are authorized to safeguard classified material in support of our DoD customers. Most of senior management as well as several Sales Engineers, Field Applications Engineers, and Service Support Engineers have active security clearances.
Independent Board of Directors
As a requirement of our SSA, we have the responsibility of maintaining a Board of Directors which includes three retired USAF Generals who ensure full compliance and protection of U.S. classified information and the correct priorities for classified contracts.
If you have any questions about our status as a Cleared Defense Contractor, our access level, or the foreign-ownership mitigation we have in place, please contact Jeff Huggins, ZDS, Inc. CEO firstname.lastname@example.org