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Applied Research Associates’ Southeast Division Successfully Renews CMMI® Maturity Level 3 Rating

January 2013

Applied Research Associates (ARA) announces that its Southeast Division was reappraised at the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 3. CMMI® was developed by the federally-funded Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and establishes definitive standards for measuring the effectiveness of primary processes: engineering, management, and support processes.

ARA’s Southeast Division (SED), headquartered in Raleigh, NC, achieved this appraisal by demonstrating continued performance at CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI®-DEV), version 1.3 for all major software programs. CMMI®-DEV characterizes a set of best practices that encompass the full product development lifecycle, from inception through delivery and sustainment performance. The independent appraisal was conducted using the Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI SM ). SED previously earned a CMMI®-DEV Level 3 appraisal in March 2009.

“As ARA continues to grow, it is vital that we continue to strengthen our proven, repeatable processes that will deliver more value to our clients while minimizing program and project risks” said William Ratliff, SED Division Manager. “Reappraising at this level reflects our continued dedication to achieving high performance and gives our customers confidence that SED has institutionalized proven processes.”