At Northrop Grumman, our employees are our most vital asset and are the driving force behind our focus on sustained top performance. Investing in our employees is investing in the future of the company.
Our strategy begins by first attracting the best, most diverse talent from the top colleges as well as talent inside and outside the defense industry. We hire veterans because they are highly skilled, with commitment, experiences and knowledge that translate well into the defense industry. Additionally, their high ethical standards align closely with those of the company. We have a very specific focus on hiring and mentoring our nation's wounded warriors.
What it all comes down to is creating the best culture at Northrop Grumman to attract and retain the best employees. We do this by creating a diverse and inclusive workforce focused on employee and team engagement. Our annual employee survey pulses our employees across the globe on both engagement and inclusion, both of which are critical to our company's culture. Other elements that are crucial to the best culture include a robust performance management process focused on recognizing Northrop Grumman's top performers. The performance management process coupled with our leadership development programs are a vital part of preparing our high-potential employees and the company for the challenges it will face in the future. We recognize that every employee at Northrop Grumman is a leader, and we provide many on-demand development opportunities for employees through our Northrop Grumman Development Center.