SENTEL IT Solutions Team Appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3

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SENTEL Corporation, Information Technology Solutions Sector today announced that it has been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Integration (CMMI)®-DEV V1.3. Concurrently, Software Engineering was appraised at Maturity Level 2, having sustained this level for 17 years. The appraisal was performed by Global Process Solutions, LLC.

The photo, above, depicts the CMMI Appraisal Team (appearing left to right): Paul Schwartz, Mary Segnit (Lead Appraiser), Amy LaCivita (CMMI Sponsor), Lynn Simms (EPG Chair), Jackie Harding, Michelle Simms, Rosario Garcia, Doug Mahagan, and General Kip Ward.

CMMI is a collection of best practices for product and process capability improvement that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for Maturity Level 3, is established and improved over time.

An appraisal at Maturity Level 2 indicates the organization is performing at a “managed” level. At this level, projects have ensured that processes are planned and executed in accordance with policy; the projects employ skilled people who have adequate resources to produce controlled outputs; involve relevant stakeholders; are monitored, controlled, and reviewed; and are evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions.

The systems and software development work at SENTEL Corporation has been performing at appraised levels of the CMM and CMMI since the year 2000. This latest effort by the Information Technology Solutions group in conjunction with our expanded organization’s set of standard processes, is the pinnacle of our best practices for over 17 process areas. According to Lynn Simms, Engineering Process Group (EPG) Chair, “We are thrilled to be formally recognized for our consistent dedication to quality products and processes.”

SENTEL’s IT Solutions has been working with the Audit Programs and Support Services (APSS) at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2001. We have consistently seen improvements in deliverable quality as SENTEL continued to follow the best practices and organizational standard processes as described by the CMMI model. According to Rahul Vyas, APSS Program Manager, “Our recent appraisal to CMMI Level 3 will allow us to continue delivering timely and of exceptional quality deliverables. With the inclusion of 11 more process areas, we are looking forward to large gains in customer satisfaction, increased efficiency and deliverable quality.”

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About the Information Technology Solutions Sector

The accessibility of information and the ability to manage that information is a driving factor of success in every business environment. The ability to fully integrate and manage information systems is a critical component of any IT solution. SENTEL delivers effective solutions for complex Enterprise IT needs. From software engineering to secure network solutions to enterprise IT business process re-engineering, SENTEL has the experience to help you succeed in an environment where the only constant is change.

SENTEL has a successful track record of more than 20 years of quality software releases and customer satisfaction. Our employees are trained in handling sensitive and classified data for a variety of customers. Our software engineers have solid experience with applications development, complex program integrations, and integrating data from multiple sources for specific program and customer use in service of clients including the IRS, the Navy, the Army, and commercial clients.

About the Engineering Sector

SENTEL has been a market leader in developing information solutions designed for spectrum management systems, sensor networks, border surveillance systems, perimeter surveillance systems, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems.

About SENTEL Corporation

SENTEL was founded in 1986 as an engineering company supporting the U.S. government with electromagnetic capabilities and sensor integration. As the needs of our customers have grown, and technology has accelerated to match, SENTEL has substantially grown capability areas to provide the services our customers need. SENTEL now supports integrated logistics, information technology, intelligence, engineering, mission support, business services and test and evaluation services for a variety of clients. Our multi-faceted company is currently engaged in various high profile initiatives ranging from major integrated logistics initiatives, border protection, system engineering services, geophysical monitoring technology, safety management, intelligence support activities, chemical and biological detection, security product development and software development.

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute ( is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps.