The Internal Revenue Service has reached level three status in a national standard for an organization’s efficiency, Federal Computer Week reports.
Chief Technology Officer Terry Milholland said the agency worked for three years to achieve the accreditation from that process improvement approach, developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
Milholland used the CMMI to unify the processes and programming approach of the agency’s software engineers, according to the report.
Forrester Researcher also recognized the IRS as a Level 3 Information Technology Infrastructure Library organization.
Organizations can earn CMMI levels from one to five, which Matthew Weigelt writes recognizes organizations with a a tightly-organized approach to ongoing optimization and process improvement.