AMSEC Division Appraised at Level 3 Maturity in CMMI Process Improvement Program

AMSEC Division Appraised at Level 3 Maturity in CMMI Process Improvement Program


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec 01, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --

Huntington Ingalls Industries HII, announced today that the Technology Solutions division of its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) program.

CMMI is a process improvement training and appraisal program and service administered and marketed by Carnegie Mellon University and the CMMI Institute. The appraisal was performed by Williamsburg Process Solutions, a third-party auditor specializing in appraisal and process improvement.

"This achievement validates our commitment to execute to rigorous standards that provide quality and timely software solutions to our existing and new customers," said Mary White, AMSEC's director of logistics, engineering, technology and training solutions. "It reinforces AMSEC's motto: 'Quality People Providing Quality Service.'"

AMSEC is implementing the CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) model, which provides guidance to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of product development work. According to the CMMI Institute, the benefits experienced by organizations using CMMI-DEV in their process improvement programs include improved customer satisfaction, increased quality and more accurate schedules.

An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization's set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

AMSEC LLC is a subsidiary of HII. With approximately 2,000 employees in 34 locations nationwide and overseas, AMSEC provides life-cycle integrated logistics services, including technical manual development, provisioning documentation, spare parts management, training development and delivery, and software development. AMSEC is a full-service supplier to the Navy and commercial maritime industry, providing naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, waterfront maintenance support, acquisition program support, shipyard industrial engineering, and C4I installation and support services.

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear- and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

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