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ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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Photo caption: Left to Right: Amy LaCivita (Executive Vice President), Rosario Garcia (Manager of QM Systems), and General Kip Ward (President & COO) hold SENTEL’s new ISO 9001:2015 Certificate located at Corporate Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Alexandria, Virginia – On Monday, June 19, 2017, SENTEL’s Corporate Headquarters received its ISO 9001:2015 certification! The ISO 9001:2015 certificate, valid for 3 years, certifies that SENTEL’s Quality Management System (QMS) adheres to the International Organization for Standardization’s fifth ISO standard and formally certifies that SENTEL demonstrates compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001. SENTEL has been registered to the previous edition of the ISO standard, ISO 9001:2008, since 2011.

What is ISO?

ISO refers to the International Organization for Standardization.

  • ISO involves proactive quality assurance, rather than reactive quality control.
  • ISO emphasizes how we avoid problems, rather than how we resolve problems (which saves time and money).
  • ISO requires the documentation of approved processes to ensure repeatability.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard, is a robust standard with requirements in leadership, risk-based thinking, documented information, and process approach. SENTEL Corporate Headquarters process owners underwent a readiness review in December 2016, and a second two day audit on May 17-18, 2017 with two separate auditors from the British Standards Institution (BSI) who verified SENTEL’s compliance with the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

“In today’s competitive environment, SENTEL’s commitment to quality is a key discriminator that will ensure quality results are delivered to our customers each and every time. Our commitment to achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, a year before the transition deadline, is testimony to our hard work and dedication,” stated Kip Ward, SENTEL’s President & COO.

The SENTEL team delivers professional engineering, information technology, business services, mission support and logistical skill sets to meet the enterprise needs of government and commercial clients. In providing the solution, SENTEL partners with our customers to deliver people and know-how.