NEC Corp. of America has launched its newest company, NEC National Security Systems, Inc., a Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence-mitigated subsidiary under an anticipated Special Security Agreement with the government.
NSS offers integrated hardware and software solutions to support critical national security, intelligence, homeland defense, immigration and law enforcement missions across the federal landscape. Its main customers include the departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State and Justice and the U.S. intelligence community.
Benji Hutchinson, an industry veteran and leader in biometrics and artificial intelligence, is president of NSS, and Patricia Ford oversees compliance requirements for the company’s anticipated Top Secret Facility Clearance Level as facility security officer. Hutchinson most recently served as vice president of NEC’s Washington, D.C., operations and federal business.
“Our team is honored to support the public servants that make up these critical agencies within the U.S. government,” Hutchinson said. “We are eager to open up new opportunities to provide technology solutions that will make a difference in their daily mission.”
NEC NSS tools host a variety of applications in access control, scene processing, advanced analytics and border and transportation security. These offerings are in high demand, especially considering the increasingly touchless, post-COVID-19 world. They focus on better customer and employee experience, cost savings and efficiency.
The company’s board of directors includes: Kay Kapoor, CEO of Arya-Technologies and former vice president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin; Francis X Taylor, principal at Cambridge Global Advisors, president and CEO of FXTaylor Associates, and former undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS; and Michael Vickers, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence and former CIA officer.