November 26, 2003

Fairfax, VA

ActioNet, Inc. announced today that its Software Development Division has been evaluated as fully compliant with Level 3 of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model® (CMM®). The Software Capability Evaluation (SCE) was conducted by a four person team from ProcessWorks, Inc. led by Dr. Eugene McGuire, an SEIM Lead Evaluator and President of ProcessWorks. Spanning a period of three days, the SCE examined ActioNet’s capabilities in thirteen Key Process Areas prescribed by the SEI Software CMM®, and ActioNet was found to meet the required capabilities for a Level 3 maturity rating. This achievement is even more remarkable in that, although many processes were already in place, ActioNet’s formal efforts to achieve CMM® Level 3 were initiated less than a year ago.

ActioNet’s Vice President, Jeffrey D. Abish, attributes this great achievement to the company’s strong commitment to process improvement and quality. Abish said, “We continue to set the bar higher and higher for our organization in order to provide top notch customer service. The quality of our outstanding team and our focus on exceeding customer expectations has helped us stand out in the crowd.”

Dr. McGuire said, “The software development philosophy and practices of ActioNet completely embody the spirit of CMM® Level 3. This organization seamlessly demonstrates management commitment, employee empowerment, exceptional quality, and customer satisfaction. They have completely satisfied the requirements of CMM® Level 3.”

SEI CMM® Evaluation Criteria

Developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Software Capability Maturity Model® requires a process-based approach to the development of software, encompassing both the engineering and management aspects. It has become the de-facto international standard for measuring the capability of an organization to effectively develop software. SEI’s Vision is: “The right software, delivered defect free, on time and on cost, every time.”There are five CMM® levels, ranging from an ad hoc initial capability (Level 1) to an optimizing process with continual improvement (Level 5). CMM® Level 3 is called the “Defined” level and is characterized by the use of an organization-wide, standard process for the development and maintenance of software, including integrated management and engineering. This rating is granted only after a rigorous third-party audit of a company’s software development and management practices by an audit team led by an SEI-accredited Lead Evaluator.

About ActioNet, Inc.

ActioNet, 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


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