May 19, 2009
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that its Niceville Operations has achieved CMMI(R) Maturity Level 3. The Niceville Operation, which specializes in the design, development and production of warheads for tactical missiles, rockets, ammunition and bombs, incorporates CMMI best practices into its system engineering processes throughout the life cycle of these products.
CMMI best practices enable organizations to amalgamate management and
engineering activities to their business objectives, implement robust
practices and incorporate lessons learned to ensure that the products and services meet customer expectations. The Systems Engineering Institute (SEI) advocates CMMI as the best process improvement-model available for product and service development and maintenance. Achieving a Capability Level 3 rating for all 18 process areas evaluated demonstrates General Dynamics' commitment to continual improvement.
"Our engineering teams, using these processes, consistently deliver quality design, analysis, testing and production of warhead and payload systems for warfighters," said Dan Paul, vice president for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. "This CMMI Level 3 rating validates our commitment to robust systems engineering processes and strengthens our capability to achieve cost, schedule and technical requirements."
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is committed to producing
high-quality products and services through the use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles in support of continuous improvement throughout its business and manufacturing processes. The company is a world leader in the manufacture of large-, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, shaped charge warheads and BALL POWDER(R) Propellant.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.
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