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Awards History

Capability Maturity Model (CMM) L2
SPS was independently assessed at Level 2 of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model, based upon a Software Capability Evaluation, V3.0, conducted by an SEI authorized lead evaluator. Certification criteria are that software processes be documented, repeatable, and continuously reviewed and enhanced.

Computerworld Magazine - Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Ranked #10
The Best Places to Work list is an annual ranking of the best work environments in the United States for IT workers. To compile the

lists, Computerworld assessed companies in several categories including diversity, training, career development, benefits, hot projects, retention, and other criteria prospective IT employees find most compelling. SPS made this list two years in a row, ranking #98 the

previous year.

Deloitte, Virginia Technology Fast 50
The Technology Fast 50 recognizes the 50 fastest growing technology companies in a given geographic area based on five-year percentage growth. They are the companies that rally behind innovation. They break down obstacles and systematically defy the odds.

Deloitte, North America Technology Fast 500
SPS ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. SPS grew 615 percent during this period.

Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year
SPS was selected as the winner of the Exporter of the Year Award by the Washington, DC, District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, which includes Northern Virginia, DC, and adjacent Maryland counties. The primary SBA consideration was that a major organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, selected SPS as its first (and only) United States provider of computer services.

 
Client Awards for SPS-Built Systems

Excellence.gov Finalist 
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) received the Finalist Award, out of 125 entries, from the Federal CIO Council. The Award went to the Claims Processing System, a case management system developed for the USCG National Pollution Funds Center.

Post Newsweek - Excellence in IT: Government Agency Award (RAM)
The USPTO Office of Finance received a Government Agency Award for its SPS-developed Revenue Accounting and Management (RAM) system. The Post Newsweek Tech Media group presented the Excellence in IT award at the Post Newsweek Government Awards Gala.

Grace Hopper Federal Technology Leadership Award (NauticalCharts.gov)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) received one of eleven Grace Hopper Federal Technology Leadership Awards for NauticalCharts.gov. A group of 30 finalists was selected out of 263 nominations, and the new Academy of Government Technology Leadership voted for the 11 best projects. The "Gracies," sponsored by the Government Executive's Government Technology Leadership Awards program, selected winners based on innovation in the way Government conducts business.

Excellence.Gov Grand Prize (NauticalCharts.gov)
The award was presented to NOAA, by the Federal CIO Council, for NauticalCharts.gov, one of five grand-prize winners of the Excellence.gov award, out of over 1,300 entries received. Alan Balutis of the Federal CIO Council presented the 1st Annual Excellence.gov awards. Candidate programs were judged according to their effects on government transformation, innovation and results, collaboration, ease of use, public availability, privacy and security, and cost-effectiveness.

eGov Pioneer Award (NauticalCharts.gov)
NOAA was the recipient of the 2001 Pioneer Award, for NauticalCharts.gov, chosen by E-Gov's Government Solutions Center (GSC) out of 300 entries. Winners were selected for their significant impacts on how Government conducts business in the Information Age.