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Bowhead Systems Management Division Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating

Bowhead Systems Management, LLC, Agile Division, (BSM), part of Alaska Native Holding Company UIC Technical Services, LLC, announced on May 23, 2012 that it has achieved the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Standard Capability Maturity Model - Integration for Development (CMMI®) Class A CMMI-Development Maturity Level 3 rating. This successful assessment is added to the ISO 9001:2008 certification that BSM received in February of 2012.

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes to ultimately improve their performance. The assessment encompassed a thorough review of project management, engineering, support and process management practices for 18 different major Process Areas across multiple projects. The Level 3 rating denotes superior process maturity within the business and has become a competitive differentiator on many government programs.

The CMMI® Level 3 rating was determined by a team of trained assessors using the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) version 1.3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3). The appraisal team was led by an independent and SEI-authorized Lead Appraiser, and spent several weeks examining more hundreds of pieces of evidence and interviewing both managers and developers involved in the software delivery process. The appraisal measured process and product excellence using an integrated set of processes applied across Bowhead’s Agile Division.

"The CMMI® Level 3 rating is reflective of Bowhead’s culture of continuous improvement and our commitment to excellence. We are very proud that our organization has achieved CMMI level 3 and we will continue to invest to assure that our customers can depend on us to deliver the very highest quality products and services” said Michael Bradshaw, President of Bowhead Systems Management, LLC.

Achieving CMMI Level 3 was the result of a concerted eight month effort involving everyone in BSM’s Agile Division and the project was completed two months ahead of schedule.

About Bowhead Systems Management, LLC.

Bowhead Systems Management (BSM) is a responsive provider of high quality software engineering services to multiple Federal Agencies. BSM’s Agile Division, as the name implies, specializes in rapid, incremental delivery of Web based software systems, utilizing Agile project management and CMMI-based development processes. In addition, the Agile Division offers extensive experience in large scale program management, project management, analysis, business intelligence, and development across the entire spectrum of current technology platforms and languages.

Located in Columbia Maryland’s Gateway technology complex, the Agile Division is centrally located to service all agencies and companies in the Baltimore/Washington/N. Virginia corridor. BSM is a subsidiary of UIC Technical Services, LLC. UIC Technical Services is an Alaska Native holding company owned by Ukpeań°vik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow, Alaska.

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