This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

General Dynamics Attains CMMI Level 4 Certification For Programs At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services

Stocks in this article: GD

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has achieved a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 4 rating for its work under several high-maturity programs at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under the Enterprise Systems Development contract. The company attained the CMMI Level 4 rating ahead of CMS' required schedule of September 2013. 

General Dynamics' CMMI Level 4 rating signifies the company quantitatively manages projects, which improves work quality and efficiency and ensures projects align with the organization's business objectives.  Demonstrating CMMI Level 4 processes, the company develops quantitative project objectives based on customer and end-user needs and uses those objectives to manage project performance and measure program effectiveness. General Dynamics also uses statistical tools and techniques to predict the benefits or consequences of anticipated project changes and minimize performance variances. By implementing highly mature CMMI Level 4 practices, General Dynamics has institutionalized a culture of continuous improvement and performs high-quality work efficiently, meeting project objectives on budget and on schedule.

"High-quality, low-risk project management and software development are critical to the systems we maintain at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president for General Dynamics Information Technology's Health and Civilian Solutions division. "As a CMMI Level 4 integrator, we quantitatively manage our projects, allowing us to maintain control over our processes, anticipate and understand how changes will affect our progress and better meet the objectives of our customers."  

This CMMI Level 4 rating encompasses the Drug Data Process System and Payment Reconciliation System, Retiree Drug Subsidy and ViPS Medicare System programs. The Enterprise Systems Development contract is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, performance-based contract awarded in August 2007.  Under the contract, General Dynamics provides systems development and integration, system and application engineering and technical support to improve the automated systems and agency-wide applications of the Health and Human Services department.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs