SAIC's Intelligence Systems Business Unit and Cyber and Information Solutions Business Unit won recognition from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.
SEI awarded the business units a Capability Maturity Model Integration Maturity Level 3 rating in recognition of improvement and development of best practices that improve the quality and effectiveness of products and services. The institution regularly reviews, measures and analysis commercial and public sector IT software and processes.
ISBU's 18 processes and 356 practices were reviewed. The appraisal looked at system, software and hardware development and use as well as maintenance.
“This benchmark for commercial and defense industry best practices and mature processes demonstrates that ISBU has defined and repeatable processes for systems and software management and engineering,” said John Thomas, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “Institutionalizing these processes has helped reduce risk, manage cost, improve technical performance, and meet demanding schedules. This milestone achievement distinguishes ISBU as an organization that has demonstrated, both for project and organizational issues, an infrastructure that institutionalizes effective engineering and management processes.”
SEI also assessed CISBU's 17 processes, 334 practices and 4,050 pieces of project data.
“This accomplishment demonstrates CISBU’s continuous commitment to disciplined processes, having previously achieved Maturity Level 3 against an earlier SEI benchmark in 2007,” said Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “The continuation of our CMMI Level 3 rating is a reflection of the tremendous efforts of all our team members.”