ICF International Subsidiary, Z-Tech, Attains CMMI Level 3 Certification for Systems and Software Engineering
Company Achieves Internationally Recognized Superior Quality Standard Level
Fairfax, Virginia, February 21, 2008 -
ICF International announced today that the software engineering unit of its subsidiary, Z-Tech Corp., has been appraised as fully compliant at Maturity Level 3 with the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV) version 1.2. The CMMI rating is being used as a prerequisite and an evaluation factor for the acquisition of military and government programs with significant systems and software engineering content.
The rating is conferred on companies that have established effective and well-defined organization standards and project management processes that meet vendor requirements for providing mission-critical and industrial application products to the federal government.
"This accomplishment greatly enhances ICF's and Z-Tech’s competitive positioning as a leading supplier of highly engineered, complex products supporting the government's transformational requirements," said Paul Tardif, a senior vice president with the company. "Achievement of the Level 3 rating is an important recognition of our systems and software engineering capabilities and a testament to the tools and processes we use to support systems and software applications on next-generation platforms."
Conformance to the 17 process areas prescribed by the SEI CMMI Capability Level 3 was appraised using the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) approach. The SCAMPI method involves the examination of many types of evidence, as well as interviews with program leaders, quality assurance and configuration management personnel, and organization and project practitioners to demonstrate standard processes are being followed. The evaluation was conducted by a team led by G. Gordon Schulmeyer, an independent, SEI authorized lead appraiser from PYXIS Systems International, Inc., based in Millersville, Maryland.
About Z-Tech and ICF International
With the addition of Z-Tech, ICF International now offers the services of an established leader in health information and health technology services. Z-Tech provides full life-cycle services in bioinformatics, scientific computing, modeling and simulation, software engineering, Web design and development, and health technology solutions. Together, ICF and Z-Tech have expanded capabilities to assist governments at all levels and private organizations to develop more effective health information technology, health communications, health policy analysis, and health information clearinghouses.
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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