National Security Agency Meets With Prospective Defense Contractors


NSA meets with small businesses to discuss contracts, security clearance

The National Security Agency (NSA) recently met with a group of prospective contractors looking to begin doing business with the agency, reports The Associated Press.

According to the news provider, representatives from the NSA met with more than 150 small business owners at an event in Westminster, Maryland, that was hosted by U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett.

Bartlett reportedly said that he decided to organize the event in order to give small businesses a better opportunity to secure government contracts, which could benefit them from an economic standpoint and create both defense and intelligence jobs.

One aspect of the event was advice given to small businesses on certain information technology opportunities and working with prominent NSA contractors such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Both companies employ thousands of people in a variety of intelligence and defense jobs across the country and around the world.

The event also included information on security clearance, which is required for many defense jobs within a variety of government agencies like the NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Defense Security Service.