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Harris Corporation’s RF Communications Business Receives Key Certification for Software Engineering Processes


Achieves CMMI® Maturity Level 3; Rating Recognizes Process and Product Excellence

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that its RF Communications business has received the highest level of recognition and certification for its software engineering processes. The recognition is used as a prerequisite and evaluation factor for many military and civilian government programs that have significant systems and software engineering projects.

Harris RF Communications has been appraised at Maturity Level 3 against the 18 process areas defined in Version 1.2 of the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI®) process improvement framework. CMMI® Maturity Level 3 is a globally recognized indicator of software engineering process and product excellence. It measures an organization’s ability to manage and improve its project management, engineering, supply chain and quality assurance practices. The new CMMI® Maturity Level 3 rating applies to RF Communications’ software group; the division’s Systems Engineering group previously received a CMMI® Maturity Level 3 rating in December, 2006.

“This CMMI® appraisal is an important part of our mission to provide world-class, high-value communications solutions to our U.S. and international customers,” said Mark Turner, director of Software, Secure Products and Programs Engineering, Harris RF Communications. “CMMI® is a natural evolution from our current software capability model and demonstrates our longstanding commitment to continuous improvement and engineering excellence.”

The CMMI® Maturity Level 3 appraisal was conducted in November 2007 by a Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) licensed lead appraiser. The appraisal covered software development across all RF Communications locations, including: Rochester, New York; Columbia, Maryland and Palm Bay, Florida. The results of the registered appraisal passed SEI quality-control reviews in December. The CMMI® appraisal was performed using CMMI® requirements for best practices in software engineering. CMMI® is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University.


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