BAE Systems achieves world-class systems/software rating.BAE Systems BAE Systems
British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems. North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. has achieved a level of systems and software engineering maturity matched by only 13 organizations worldwide.
The "Level 5" Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI See CMM. ) rating was awarded to BAE Systems Mission Solutions, San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. , Calif., and BAE Systems Integrated Systems, Reston, Va., by the Software Engineering Institute Dec. 17. Level 5 is the highest SEI rating, and indicates that the two business units are operating at the "Optimizing Level" in its systems and software development processes.
"This is a tremendous achievement for our organization," said Marshall Banker, president, BAE Systems Information Systems Sector. "BAE Systems increasingly uses mature systems and software engineering processes to leverage domain expertise and best practices, reduce defects, improve productivity, and enhance overall competitiveness. We are continuously improving in order to maintain our status as a premiere developer and integrator of large complex systems and software intensive systems for our government and commercial customers. This achievement reflects the high maturity level of our development processes and, in particular, our ability to systematically refine our processes and the products we produce."
Capability Maturity Model Integration was developed by a coalition of industry, government and the Software Engineering Institute to objectively appraise appraise v. to professionally evaluate the value of property including real estate, jewelry, antique furniture, securities, or in certain cases the loss of value (or cost of replacement) due to damage. the full range of an organization's engineering capabilities.
Bob Stow Stow (stō), city (1990 pop. 27,702), Summit co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Akron; settled 1802, inc. as a city 1960. Chiefly residential, it has some light industry. , BAE Systems North America vice president for engineering and technology said, "This is a major milestone within the company-wide CMMI process improvement initiative to achieve world-class capability in systems, software, and program management. Significant productivity improvements have and will continue to be realized throughout the company as a result of this initiative."
The Software Productivity Consortium, Herndon, Va., a non-profit partnership of industry, government, and academia, conducted the three-week independent assessment. A team of seven appraisers reviewed BAE Systems documented processes, and interviewed all levels of systems practitioners, software developers and company management.
"BAE Systems is known throughout the systems and software engineering industry for setting an extremely high bar in the way it defines and implements process improvement frameworks," said Al Truesdale, Software Productivity Consortium Lead Appraiser A person selected or appointed by a competent authority or an interested party to evaluate the financial worth of property.
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BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space.
BAE Systems Information Systems Sector, part of BAE Systems North America, provides information technology systems and services to the intelligence and military communities as well as geospatial products for commercial use.