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Ashburn, VA, United States, 2014/12/15 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division’s Santa Clarita facility was reappraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® - CurtissWright.com. NYSE: CW
CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.
The appraisal confirms that Curtiss-Wright has put in place improved management of technical processes, organized methods for process engineering, and established continuous process improvement for technical programs. Combined, these enhanced processes help to increase the Company’s resource efficiency, while lowering customer product and program lifecycle costs.
“Our Santa Clarita facility’s successful reappraisal for CMMI Level 3 highlights our commitment to provide world class software development services and establishing best-practice based processes to deliver best-of-breed quality to our customers,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “For many key defense and aerospace customers CMMI Level 3 assessment has become a minimum requirement for consideration as a viable supplier. The reappraisal clearly demonstrates to our customers that we are fully committed to high-level process improvements that assure the delivery of superior products, systems and service solutions.”
The CMMI® Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. The Institute is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Development, Services, and Acquisition; the People Capability Maturity Model; and the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)SM, which are capability improvement models that create high-performance, high maturity cultures. The models are used in thousands of organizations worldwide to deliver business results that serve as differentiators in the global market.
The recent CMMI Level 3 reappraisal affirms Curtiss-Wright’s commitment to high-level process improvements that assure the delivery of superior product, system and service solutions. Receiving CMMI Level 3 appraisal is an important accomplishment in the aerospace and defense market that CWDS serves. Prime contractors increasingly seek sub-contractors who are able to meet CMMI Level 3 requirements to provide assurance that solid and proven processes are in place for software and system development. This prestigious rating is conferred on companies that have established well-defined, repeatable, and effective organizational standards for project management, software engineering, and quality assurance while maintaining a focus on continuous process improvement.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (curtisswright.com) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.
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