Nortel Government Solutions Achieves Process Improvement Milestone
CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rating Reflects Dedication to More Efficient Government IT
For Immediate Release: 19 June 2006
WASHINGTON - Nortel* Government Solutions* has achieved a significant process improvement milestone in its efforts to help enhance through communications the effectiveness of U.S. Federal Government agencies.
The Nortel Government Solutions Enterprise Management Center has achieved a Capability Maturity Model* Integration (CMMI*) Maturity Level 3 rating from a team of independent evaluators certified by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
This rating resulted from an evaluation of IT network operations and maintenance services Nortel Government Solutions provides under contract to a U.S. Federal Government agency. These services include management of a Network Operations Center and assistance with emergency support, help desk and field service operations.
"We are dedicated to improving efficiencies in government IT operations," said Chuck Saffell, CEO, Nortel Government Solutions. "Achievement of a CMMI Level 3 rating reflects that dedication."
CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with guidelines to establish effective project management and engineering processes. CMMI helps set process improvement goals and priorities, integrate traditionally separate organizational processes, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for identifying process inefficiencies. Maturity Level 3 indicates that an organization's processes are well defined, consistently used, and proactively managed to assist in development of quality services and products.
About Nortel Government Solutions
Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Nortel Government Solutions is a U.S. company wholly-owned by Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT]. For more information, visit www.nortelgov.com.
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.
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