Lockheed Martin software engineers achieve SEI Level 5
Software programmers at the Lockheed Martin Ocean, Radar & Sensors Systems division in Syracuse, N.Y., have achieved the highest possible rating from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Lockheed Martin has received the coveted SEI Level Five from SEI auditors, bestowing on the company honors as one of the top software producers in the world. Only 12 companies have received SEI Level Five — four of them divisions of Lockheed Martin, company officials say. SEI officials judged Lockheed Martin according to the SEI`s Capability Maturity Model for Software, a model for judging the maturity of the software processes of an organization and for identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of these processes. This model is a de facto industry standard for assessing and improving software processes. — J.K.