Northrop Grumman Joins CISQ as Sponsor

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Partners with CISQ to Advance Code Quality Standards

The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) announced today that Northrop Grumman Corporation is joining the Consortium as a sponsor. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman joins the prominent roster of CISQ sponsors that are advancing the adoption of software quality and sizing standards in the IT industry.

This year, CISQ is launching a working group to produce specifications for measuring the security, reliability, and quality of embedded and real-time software. The project team consists of delegates with expertise in embedded software, from each participating sponsor, including Northrop Grumman, in addition to experts from the Software Engineering Institute and the Common Weakness Enumeration project at MITRE Corp.

“CISQ is delighted to welcome Northrop Grumman as a sponsor. Their deep expertise and experience in areas such as avionics, sensors, and space will be invaluable in helping CISQ extend its quality measures to cover embedded software,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ.

“In partnering with CISQ, our goal is to heighten software quality in every line of code delivered to our customers,” said Paul D. Seay, Jr., Northrop Grumman Fellow. Seay has joined the CISQ Governing Board as the lead executive from Northrop Grumman.

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About CISQ
The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISPHI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. For more information, visit

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