CHELMSFORD, Mass., August 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) ( www.mrcy.com ), a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Commercial Electronics facility in Hudson, N.H., received a Superior security rating in a recent vulnerability assessment conducted by the Defense Security Service (DSS). This Superior rating, the highest level awarded to cleared defense contractors by DSS, represents a two-level improvement from the facility's previous rating, and follows on the heels of Superior ratings already received at Mercury's headquarters facility in Chelmsford, Mass., its Mercury Commercial Electronics facilities in Salem, N. H. and West Caldwell, N. J., as well as a recent Commendable rating received by its Mercury Commercial Electronics facility in Manteca, Calif. "The rating from DSS underscores our teams' dedication and commitment to safeguarding sensitive information and signifies the high level of trust the U.S. government places with Mercury," said Anthony Sweeney, General Manager of Mercury's RF and Microwave Components group. "At Mercury, we believe that securing and protecting information crucial to those serving our Nation is a tremendous responsibility, and we're proud to receive this recognition." A Superior rating is awarded to contractors that consistently and fully implement the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual in an effective fashion, resulting in a security posture that is superior to 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. Currently, less than 8% of the approximately 13,000 facilities that the DSS oversees receive a Superior rating. For more information on Mercury Systems, visit www.mrcy.com or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or email@example.com. Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters ™ Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com . 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Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions and restructurings or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, changes to export regulations, increases in tax rates, changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties in retaining key employees and customers, unanticipated costs under fixed-price service and system integration engagements, and various other factors beyond our control. 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