This significant accomplishment is a testament to the team synergy between Apptis and DoS staff to protect our nation's borders.
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) December 13, 2009
Apptis, Inc., a leading provider of essential IT and communications services to key Defense and Civilian agencies, today announced that the Apptis Department of State Division along with the Department of State (DoS) Office of Consular Systems and Technology has successfully completed a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Maturity Level 3 appraisal.
The software development work performed by Apptis for the Office of Consular Systems and Technology of the State Department encompasses systems that are used to accept, process and issue United States Passports and a variety of records reporting and management tasks associated with Passport records. This elite achievement marks an endeavor between Apptis and DoS to implement and maintain a world-class software development capability that is industry recognized and standards certified.
The SEI categorizes Maturity Level 3 as "Defined" which means that the organization has developed and implemented processes that are well characterized and understood. It is composed of 17 separate and distinct process areas covering a wide range of technical, business and management key process areas such as Technical Solution, Risk Management, Project Management and Control, Requirements Management and Integrated Project Management. The processes are implemented and improved over time which establishes consistency across the organization.
The appraisal was conducted from August 24 to September 11 requiring the validation of over 339 individual practices through the review of over 1250 documents, records, plans, or other instances of evidence to prove compliance with ML3 specifications, goals and practices.
"We are incredibly proud of our long term partnership with DoS in delivering quality and innovation in the issuance of passports," said Skip Nowland, Apptis COO. "This significant accomplishment is a testament to the team synergy between Apptis and DoS staff to protect our nation's borders."
Combining deep experience in federal government with expertise driving the latest innovative technology advancements, such as Cloud Computing, Apptis has been delivering mission critical IT and communication solutions to federal agencies for over 20 years. Apptis defines, optimizes, and implements IT solutions that help our clients achieve their mission. Apptis's core capabilities include Software & System Engineering, Enterprise Management, Network Engineering, Information Assurance, and Program Management. Our accomplished IT professionals deliver mission critical IT and infrastructure services around the world anytime, anywhere. Proven. Trusted. Secure. Apptis is privately held with headquarters in Chantilly, VA. http://www.apptis.com
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