Who We Are
DII is a nonpartisan, non-profit association of responsible U.S. defense companies committed to conducting business affairs at the highest ethical level and in full compliance with the law. Our members are the professional ethics officers, CEOs and senior officials of 82 top defense and security companies serving the United States military.
Our Mission: A Culture of Ethical Conduct
DII is committed to ensuring a culture of ethical conduct within every company that provides products and services to the United States Armed Forces.
We support our U.S. Armed Forces using taxpayer resources in ways that meet the highest standards of ethics and efficiency. The CEOs of every DII member company must sign a personal letter abiding by DII’s core principles. DII members strive to act honestly in all business dealings, protect taxpayer resources and provide high quality products and services for the U.S. military. READ MORE
What We Do
Every year, DII helps train hundreds of ethics officers how to comply with contracting laws at home and abroad, and how to conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner in all business situations. Those ethics professionals, in turn, help train hundreds of thousands of defense-industry employees the latest in ethics and compliance. DII holds regular meetings and conferences to share best ethical practices, and provides instructional videos and webinars to members and non-members alike. A leader in the industry, DII mentors suppliers and up-and-coming firms in how to live up to—and go beyond—the laws and regulations that govern U.S. defense companies. READ MORE
DII companies have long been committed to going beyond the strict requirements of the law. In 1986, 18 of the nation’s top defense companies came together to establish DII, and voluntarily agreed to establish written codes of business ethics and to train employees to comply with the codes. The first chair of the DII Steering Committee was Jack Welch, of General Electric. Today, federal lawmakers have adopted many of the reforms DII instituted decades ago. READ MORE