July 5, 2005

Fairfax, VA

ActioNet, Inc. announced today that its Enterprise Software Development Division has been externally assessed at Maturity Level 3 of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration® for Systems Engineering/Software Engineering (CMMI®-SE/SW). The Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Class A Appraisal was conducted by a four person team from ProcessWorks, Inc. led by Dr. Eugene McGuire, an SEI Lead Evaluator and President of ProcessWorks. Spanning a period of five days, the SCAMPI Class A Appraisal examined ActioNet’s capabilities in eighteen Process Areas associated with the SEI CMMI®-SE/SW, and ActioNet was found to meet the required capabilities for a Level 3 Maturity Rating. This tremendous achievement was built upon ActioNet’s SEI SW-CMM® Level 3 Assessment in November 2003 and was executed in a period of less than eight months.

ActioNet’s Vice President, Jeffrey D. Abish, attributes this great achievement to the company’s strong focus on process improvement supported by a team of dedicated professionals that accept nothing less than the best. Abish said, “CMMI® represents an organizational commitment to process improvement. We work hard to make ourselves better and foster a corporate culture of mentoring and information sharing.”

About SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®)

Developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Software Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) combines the separate disciplines of CMM® into an integrated process improvement model. The CMMI® models improve upon the best practices of previous models in many important ways. CMMI® best practices enable organizations to do the following: more explicitly link management and engineering activities to business objectives, closely tie product life cycle and engineering activities to help meet and exceed customer expectations, as well as provide compliance with ISO standards. The SEI’s vision is to help others make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities and to develop the right software, delivered defect free, on time and on cost, every time.

There are five CMMI® Maturity Levels, ranging from an ad hoc initial capability (Level 1) to an optimizing level with a continuous process improvement focus (Level 5). CMMI® Level 3 is called the “Defined” level with a focus on “Process Standardization.” This rating is granted only after a rigorous third-party audit focusing on specific pieces of evidence that a company’s systems engineering and software engineering practices comply with the model. The Assessment Team is led by an SEI-accredited Lead Evaluator.

About ActioNet, Inc.

AActioNet, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a CMMI-DEV Level 4 and CMMI-SVC Level 4, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, HDI-certified, woman-owned IT Solutions Provider with strong qualifications and expertise in Cloud-based Solutions, Cyber Security and Agile Software Engineering. As a Mission-Focused, Client-Centric and Results Driven organization, ActioNet also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards. ActioNet has outstanding financial performance, as evidenced by our “Exceeds Customer Expectations” and the highest 5A1 Financial Rating from Dun & Bradstreet, a 92 out of 100 rating from Open Ratings, the 2014 National Capital Corporate Growth Award by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and Washington Technology Top 100 2012-2019. ActioNet’s human capital leadership is recognized by being designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) 2013-2017 and Washington Post Top Workplaces 2014- 2020. For more information, please visit our web site at www.actionet.com.


Ashley W. Chen, ActioNet, Inc., 703-204-0090 Ext. 108, [email protected].