CHANTILLY, VA, Aug. 1, 2017Citizant, a provider of Agile software development, DevOps automation, and business transformation and management services to the U.S. government, has been accepted as a Partner by the CMMI Institute. As a CMMI Institute Partner, Citizant is certified to provide official CMMI Institute services in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

“The CMMI Institute is a driving force for organizational performance improvement and capability. Citizant’s U.S. government customers increasingly view CMMI standards as a critical element in producing predictable, high-quality results on both software and services programs,” said Pam Schoppert, Citizant’s director of Quality Programs. “As an industry partner known for delivering complex programs on-time and on-budget, Citizant can naturally extend our quality process management expertise to our customers’ organizations.”

“We are pleased to welcome Citizant as a CMMI Institute Partner,” said Kirk Botula, CEO, CMMI Institute. “As a provider of a world-class performance improvement framework that helps organizations achieve high-performance operations, Citizant is among an elite group. CMMI Institute Partners are the only authorized external sources of official CMMI courses and services.”

In addition to its 10-year commitment to a quality management system comprising CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC, and ISO 9001, Citizant responds to customer requests to provide CMMI program planning and appraisal preparation support to customers including the IRS. At the IRS, Citizant supported process management and improvement efforts to maintain CMMI Maturity Level 3 (ML3) for a portfolio of 150+ projects with the IRS Application Development organization, and provided guidance in implementing CMMI ML4 processes for selected process areas and projects.

Less than 5 percent of all U.S. businesses with a registered CMMI appraisal – and only two dozen small government IT contractors – are appraised at ML3 or higher for both CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC. Citizant remains at the forefront of CMMI development and adoption by supporting the CMMI Next Generation Architecture Working Group and speaking about appraisal best practices at the annual CMMI Institute “Capability Counts” Conference.

The CMMI Institute—Powered by Carnegie Mellon

The CMMI Institute, based in Pittsburgh, is part of Carnegie Innovations, a technology commercialization enterprise and 100%-controlled subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University. The Institute is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. It is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), a performance improvement framework that guides organizations in software and systems development, acquisition, and service delivery to create high-performance cultures. The CMMI Institute Product Suite also includes the People Capability Maturity Model for workforce development and the Data Management Maturity Model.


About Citizant

Citizant designs and delivers smarter, leaner business and IT transformation solutions for the U.S. government. The company employs leading experts in Agile transformation, DevSecOps automation, enterprise data management, process improvement, and program management. Citizant invests in mature business practices to ensure delivery excellence and its Civilian Business Unit was recently appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI® Development and Services Version 2.0, making Citizant the 4th company worldwide to achieve this distinction. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2015 for Talent Acquisition, ISO 20000-1:2018 for Shared Services, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security. Citizant is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with offices in Washington, D.C., and employees supporting government customers in more than 30 states. More information about the company is available at Follow us on Twitter at @Citizant or on LinkedIn.


Bruce Milligan