Boeing conducted
an ethics refresher course today for all 75,000 employees of its Integrated
Defense Systems business unit. Work stopped as IDS employees around the
world — from interns to vice presidents to the business unit’s CEO — took
part in a four-hour course, emphasizing the company’s commitment to the
highest of ethical standards and integrity. Members of Boeing’s Phantom Works,
Shared Services Group and the entire Boeing Washington DC Operations staff
participated in the course as well.

Today’s training included personal learning assessments and briefings on
acquiring and using third party information; proprietary information; and case
histories. The training objectives included enhancing employees’ awareness
and understanding of Boeing’s ethics policies, and reinforcing the high value
Boeing places on its reputation and the collective integrity of its people and

Today’s activities were intended to reinforce the role each employee plays
in the operation of the company. Ethics training is not a new practice for
Boeing employees. Each year, the company strives for 100 percent
participation in annual ethics training program.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems is one of the
world’s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides
systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers.
It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the
world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite
manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary
systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a
global leader in launch services.