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General Dynamics Canada Achieves Prestigious CMMI Level 5 Rating


OTTAWA, Ontario – General Dynamics Canada today announced that it has achieved Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) Level 5, the highest rating available from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The announcement follows recent completion of rigorous and independent evaluation of the company’s Ottawa and Calgary operations. As a result, General Dynamics Canada joins a select group of companies worldwide to achieve this significant business capability.

CMMI is a recognized international business improvement model that provides organizations with a framework to establish, practice and maintain project management and engineering processes. CMMI Level 5 acknowledges an organization’s enhanced ability to leverage measurement and continuous improvement to better manage business and more effectively respond to customer needs by developing and delivering high-performance, low-risk products and services. These business principles mirror General Dynamics Canada’s approach and world-class discipline, infrastructure and ability to successfully manage and execute large scale and technically complex programs.

“General Dynamics Canada has an established pedigree of leveraging Canadian engineering excellence and pioneering technical and business leadership in Canada and abroad,” said John Watts, president of General Dynamics Canada. “Achieving CMMI Level 5 ensures that our customers and partners will continue to benefit from best of breed processes to help meet their business and program objectives.”

The SEI, which manages the CMMI appraisal process, is a funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The General Dynamics Canada appraisals were completed by a certified high-maturity lead appraiser from Alcyonix, an official SEI partner organization.

About General Dynamics Canada
With an established Canadian presence of over 2,200 employees in Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax, General Dynamics Canada is Canada’s largest defence electronics company with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the production of leading-edge, technology-based, integrated solutions for land, airborne and maritime applications. The company’s success is based on strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service. A dedicated team of scientists and research engineers within General Dynamics Canada continually investigate, develop, and vet new ideas and technologies to ensure that the company delivers the most advanced systems, equipment and capabilities to meet customer needs. More information about the company is available at

About General Dynamics
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 83,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more than $27 billion. 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. More information about the company is available online at


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