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DULLES, Va., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has achieved Capability Maturity Model(R) Integration for Services (CMMI-SVC) Maturity Level 3 for its Field Operations.
The Field Operations team is the first Raytheon organization to achieve a rating under the CMMI-SVC model, the second in the defense industry, and one of only 22 rated organizations worldwide to date.
With more than 1,400 professionals around the world, RTSC's Field Operations provides cost-effective, integrated solutions enabling customers to deploy, upgrade, maintain and operate complex electronic systems. Field Operations supports RTSC's external operations, training and logistics and Global Security Solutions programs and provides support to major programs in every Raytheon business.
"This is a huge achievement that shows RTSC's commitment to providing outstanding service to our customers," said Fred Darlington, RTSC vice president of engineering, technology and field operations. "CMMI maturity levels are increasingly used by government agencies and contractors to evaluate the potential for organizations to deliver the right service, at the right time, and for the right cost. This rating strengthens RTSC's competitive position in the service industry."
CMMI is a process improvement approach developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. It is recognized worldwide as the standard by which businesses can measure the maturity of their technical and managerial processes. The CMMI-SVC Level 3 designation affirms that RTSC's processes for developing, managing and delivering services are defined, standardized and integrated throughout the organization.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
Note to Editors:
The Software Engineering Institute, operated by Carnegie Mellon University, administers the CMMI program.
(R)CMMI is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.
SOURCE Raytheon Company