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Silver Spring, MD Z FEDERAL, a Maryland-based, 35-year old Small & 100% Employee-Owned Business, announced today that the organization has been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development and Services (CMMI®-DEV, CMMI®-SVC) Version 1.3 for both software development and staff augmentation services. The appraisal was conducted by an independent SEI-authorized lead appraiser from Process Works Inc., an SEI partner based in Rockville, MD. CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

“This is a significant re-investment milestone achieved in Z FEDERAL’s continuous process improvement journey,” Russell Hall, Chairman & CEO, said in a statement. “This accomplishment will not only enhance Z FEDERAL’s competitive edge but it is an indication of the high quality processes employed by Z FEDERAL in providing enduring, best value solutions that contribute to the success of our clients.”

An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates that the organization is performing at a “defined” level in which very detailed process standardization has been accomplished and institutionalized for consistency across the organization. Compliance with the process areas prescribed by SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3 was appraised using the CMMI Standard Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI). The SCAMPI method involves the examination of many types of objective evidence, as well as interviews with senior corporate leadership, program managers, quality assurance personnel, and related organization and project employees to demonstrate that standard processes are being followed and continually improved. This rating is achieved by companies that have established well-defined, repeatable, and effective organizational standards for project management, software engineering, services and quality assurance while maintaining a focus on continuous process improvement. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

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Z FEDERAL is a Small Business based in Silver Spring, MD and has successfully provided a wide array of Information Technology Professional Services and Management Consulting Services for over three decades. The Company was founded in 1983 as Z, INC. and continues today as a privately-held business, 100% Employee-Owned. Company core competencies include Energy Expertise, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resiliency, Systems Engineering, IT Infrastructure, and Program Management.

Z FEDERAL is dedicated to providing clients technical expertise, effective management, and highly-skilled and experienced staff. By delivering technology-based solutions and providing customer-focused services at competitive prices, the Company has successfully completed numerous contracts and has demonstrated the ability to identify, mitigate, control, and manage risks. Z FEDERAL offers competitive compensation and benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.