July 22, 2008

Fairfax, VA

ActioNet, Inc. announced today that its Enterprise Software Development Division achieved Maturity Level 3 of the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Software Development (SEI CMMI®-Dev Level 3). A four-person audit team from ProcessWorks Inc. conducted the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) Class A Appraisal. The group, led by SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and ProcessWorks President Dr. Eugene McGuire, recorded no weaknesses in ActioNet’s development process and noted 6 Global Strengths along with 20 Process Area Strengths. This certification brings ActioNet up-to-date with the newest CMMI® model, v1.2, and further builds upon the CMMI® SE/SW Level 3 that ActioNet achieved in July 2005.

Shortly after attaining CMMI®-DEV Level 3 certification, ActioNet successfully completed its second annual ISO 9001:2000 Surveillance Audit on July 11. External auditors again commented on the strength of ActioNet’s Quality Management System and its robust continual improvement process.

Additionally, ActioNet’s management system was found to be compliant with ANSI-748A, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). On July 14th, the OCIO completed its Surveillance Review of ActioNet and found it “in compliance with all of the 32 ANSI-748A standards as defined by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).”

ActioNet’s Vice President for Programs and Policy, Michele E. Hoopes, stated “that these achievements further demonstrate ActioNet’s positive culture and the commitment to continual improvement and organizational excellence. The focus is on how we can do things in a more efficient manner that will ultimately prove beneficial to our customers and helps to strengthen customer satisfaction.”


Developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Software Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® v1.2 for Development (DEV) is a process improvement model for the development of products and services. This model implements best practices that are leveraged throughout the lifecycle from conception through maintenance and operations. CMMI® enables organizations to link management and engineering activities to business objectives and closely tie the product life cycle and engineering activities to help meet and exceed customer expectations. This latest model requires a complete recertification every three (3) years.

About ISO 9001:2000 REGISTRATION

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a global network that identifies what International Standards are required by business, government, and society, develops them in partnership with the sectors that will put them to use, adopts them by transparent procedures based on national input, and delivers them to be implemented worldwide. ISO has a current portfolio of over 15,000 standards that provide practical solutions and achieve benefits for almost every sector of business, industry and technology. ISO 9001:2000 specifies requirements for a quality management system (our method of getting the job done) where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfill customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. Seven quality management principles lead an organization towards improved performance: customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, systematic management of processes, continual improvement, and a factual approach to decision making.

About NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) maintains an Intent Guide that is a companion to the ANSI 748A standard. The Intent Guide documents 32 guidelines that define the criteria for EVMS adequacy. This is used as the basis for determining system compliance through external audits. An EVM System is an integrated management system and its related subsystems which allow for planning, breaking down work scope into finite pieces, integrating work scope, schedules, and cost objectives into performance measurement, using actual costs incurred, objectively assessing accomplishment, and analyzing variances from the plan, forecasting impacts, and preparing an estimate at completion based on performance to date and work to be performed.

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 ResultsDriven 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.

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