Qbase Appraised at CMMI Level 3

September 26, 2016

Reston, VA —Qbase, LLC, a Reston and Beavercreek, Ohio-based software products and services company, today announced its formal approval for the CMMI Services Level 3 certification, which will be in place for three years, administered by the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), which implements process improvement training and appraisal programs across all DoD and U.S. Government contracts.

“We are proud of our team for their efforts and commitment to getting this accomplished”, EVP of Qbase, Brian Nightingale said. “This will further enhance our resume for all future government proposals where these certifications are becoming more and more beneficial.”

One of five maturity levels in the CMMI, Level 3 is known as the “Defined” level and is achieved when an organization has successfully completed a Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Class A appraisal, the most formal of the three classes of appraisals. To complete this appraisal, Qbase met all of the Appraisal Requirements, which focus on identifying improvement opportunities and processes that meet CMMI best practices.

At Level 3, Qbase meets the following process areas:

  • DAR – Decision Analysis and Resolution
  • IPM – Integrated Project Management
  • OPD – Organizational Process Definition
  • OPF – Organizational Process Focus
  • OT – Organizational Training
  • PI – Product Integration
  • RD – Requirements Development
  • RSKM – Risk Management
  • TS – Technical Solution
  • VAL – Validation
  • VER – Verification

To achieve maturity level 3, Qbase had to further develop the maturity level 2 process areas to establish consistency across the organization, as well as to achieve specific goals applied to each of the predefined level 3 process areas. Level 3 is a more detailed and rigorous achievement than that required by the previous two levels.

“Our level 3 CMMI appraisal demonstrates Qbase’s continued commitment to self-improvement. We work as a team to define and then achieve our business goals to build better solutions and offer more personalized support for our customers,” said Nightingale. “We intend to provide our clients with the promise of continued innovation.”

The CMMI Institute helps organizations discover the true value they can deliver by building capability in their processes. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. Qbase received this appraisal level over the summer after undergoing a regulated CMMI training performance improvement process.


Qbase helps our customers understand the world’s information. Our products division, Finch Computing, builds new ways of interacting with that information.  Together, we help solve our customers’ most complicated business challenges in the commercial, government, healthcare, energy, national security, law enforcement, and intelligence arenas. Our proprietary solutions improve the quality of data, deliver actionable business insights, and allow our customers to move from simply searching their data to making sense of it. To learn more about Qbase, please visit