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ISHPI’s Advanced Information Services Software Development Group Appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5

Mount Pleasant, SC, December 9, 2014 – Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI), a forward-leaning four-time Inc. 500 | 5000 Defense and Federal Cyber and Information Dominance (ID) company, today announced that its Advanced Information Services Software Development Group has been appraised at Level 5 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal, performed by Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC, is the highest level in the CMMI model and places ISHPI among the top 5.6% of CMMI appraised companies in the US and among the top 7.4% of CMMI appraised companies in the world, according to the CMMI Institute’s Published Appraisal Results.

CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 5 indicates that ISHPI is performing at an “optimizing” level. At this level, an organization continually improves its processes based on a quantitative understanding of its business objectives and performance needs. The organization uses a quantitative approach to understand the variation inherent in the process and the causes of process outcomes.

“This CMMI Maturity Level 5 appraisal is clear recognition of ISHPI’scontinuing commitment to instituting sustainable capability and process improvements to further enhance ourcompany’s CyberSmithed™ and ActiveDefense™ software products and i-Holistic CyberStance™ service offerings,” said Earl D. Bowers, ISHPI’s President and Chief Strategy Officer. “This CMMIDEV/5 rating, possessed by only a handful of American companies, testifies to ourunwavering determination to continuously improve our customers’ experience by institutionalizing the delivery of superior ‘cyber security guaranteed’ software products and outstanding services.”

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