McLean, VA | June 30, 2009 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today that the company has been appraised as fully compliant at Maturity Level 3 with Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI)Capability Maturity Model Integration © for Development (CMMI ©) Version1.2.
CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provides a point of reference for appraising current processes.
The CMMI rating was earned through a Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) appraisal led by an SEI-authorized lead evaluator from Cyber Solutions, Inc. The appraisal involved an extensive review of SMS’ systems engineering, project management, and organizational processes. The CMMI Level 3 rating demonstrates that SMS consistently uses best practices in its engineering projects and organizational processes, enhancing the ability to design and build systems better, faster and with greater cost-effectiveness.
“Achieving SEI’s CMMI Level 3 Certification is confirmation of SMS’ continued commitment to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers around the world,” said Bert Rosecan, CEO, SMS. “This accomplishment is an important validation of the processes, support systems and engineering capabilities that we utilize everyday to deliver the highest quality products and services.”
Juan Hernandez, President and COO, SMS, also added, “CMMI is a process improvement approach that nicely compliments and expands on our ISO 9001:2008 registration to form the foundation of our Quality Management System. It is regarded within our industry as one of the most prestigious certifications a company can obtain. There are only 1300 plus companies in the world that have it; we are very proud to join this group of elite companies.”
SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.