General Dynamics Attains CMMI Level 4 Certification for Programs at the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 17, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information
Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has achieved a
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 4 rating for its work under
several high-maturity programs at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services'
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under the Enterprise Systems
Development contract. The company attained the CMMI Level 4 rating ahead of
CMS' required schedule of September 2013.
General Dynamics' CMMI Level 4 rating signifies the company quantitatively
manages projects, which improves work quality and efficiency and ensures
projects align with the organization's business objectives. Demonstrating
CMMI Level 4 processes, the company develops quantitative project objectives
based on customer and end-user needs and uses those objectives to manage
project performance and measure program effectiveness. General Dynamics also
uses statistical tools and techniques to predict the benefits or consequences
of anticipated project changes and minimize performance variances. By
implementing highly mature CMMI Level 4 practices, General Dynamics has
institutionalized a culture of continuous improvement and performs
high-quality work efficiently, meeting project objectives on budget and on
"High-quality, low-risk project management and software development are
critical to the systems we maintain at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president for General Dynamics
Information Technology's Health and Civilian Solutions division. "As a CMMI
Level 4 integrator, we quantitatively manage our projects, allowing us to
maintain control over our processes, anticipate and understand how changes
will affect our progress and better meet the objectives of our customers."
This CMMI Level 4 rating encompasses the Drug Data Process System and Payment
Reconciliation System, Retiree Drug Subsidy and ViPS Medicare System programs.
The Enterprise Systems Development contract is a multiple-award, indefinite
delivery, indefinite quantity, performance-based contract awarded in August
2007. Under the contract, General Dynamics provides systems development and
integration, system and application engineering and technical support to
improve the automated systems and agency-wide applications of the Health and
Human Services department.
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