General Dynamics Canada Achieves Prestigious CMMI Level 5 Rating

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 21 /CNW/ -- General Dynamics Canada today announced
that it has achieved Capability Maturity Model(R) Integration (CMMI(R)) 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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For further information: Amy MacLeod of General Dynamics Canada,
+1-613-596-7898, fax, +1-613-596-7775,; Web Site:,

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