CMMI Level 5, the highest possible rating, ensures that proven engineering and project management processes are used in the development and operation of systems that are reliable, affordable and on-schedule

TAUNTON, Mass. – General Dynamics C4 Systems announced today that the company achieved a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 maturity rating from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). A Level 5 rating is the highest level given by SEI and applies to C4 Systems operations in Taunton and Needham, Mass. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

“The CMMI Level 5 proves the company has extremely mature and integrated process controls in systems, software and hardware engineering as well as supply-chain management,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “For our customers, the rating means that we deliver a higher quality end-product with better cost and schedule management and lower overall risk.”

Following a comprehensive appraisal by ProcessWorks, Inc., an independent appraisal organization, General Dynamics C4 Systems’ Level 5 rating satisfies the formal Class A Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) appraisals encompassing 22 process areas and 437 practices. C4 Systems’ Massachusetts operations attained CMMI Level 5 ratings in June 2005 and March 2008.

The Software Engineering Institute is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The CMMI provides a maturity framework for improving processes that organizations use to develop and deliver products for customers.

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