CISQ partners with industry organizations to increase the adoption of software quality standards. Interested in partnering? Contact Tracie Berardi, CISQ Program Manager.



Gartner is the world’s leading IT research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, and has 7,600 associates.


TechWell delivers training, support, research, and publications to software managers, developers, test professionals, and quality engineers worldwide. Since 1986, TechWell has been at the forefront of software quality improvement technology and instrumental in setting the stage for the software industry to view testing as a distinct discipline. Today, TechWell is a resource relied upon by the Fortune 1000 companies. TechWell produces some of the industry’s highest-rated publications—Better Software magazine,, and


Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world.
Forrester works with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of
Forrester’s most innovative clients.
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Washington, DC Chapter largely focuses on the Department of Defense, intelligence community, national security and military health related agencies. Chapter activities include nine monthly breakfast programs, featuring a panel of government and military leaders, the annual Winter Gala networking event and the Spring Military IT Leadership Awards. Additionally, the chapter hosts three technology summits, and has an active Small Business Committee, which hosts a series of networking Breakfast Clubs.
The Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI) is a public good initiative supported and funded through the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) with a mission to “Make Software Better”. TSI provides the knowledge, skills and capability for the supply, demand and education communities such that trustworthy software can be designed, implemented, sustainably maintained and assured in a risk-based, whole-life process. The Trustworthy Software Framework (TSF) represents the core of activity for TSI, and acts as a consensus, neutral (domain independent) way to access a plethora of existing good advice and standards.
The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) is a public/private partnership of concerned citizens, public interest groups, private sector sponsors and government partners working together to serve as a catalyst for positive change and evolution in the Information Technology Acquisition System to meet the demands of the 21st century. IT-AAC’s mission is to provide the Obama-Biden Administration and National IT Leadership with a trusted collaborative structure and a 500 Day Transformation roadmap for Streamlining the IT Acquisition Process, assuring critical mission elements that are highly dependent on IT (Info Sharing, Cyber-Security, E-Health, E-Gov, E-Biz, and Green IT).
QuEST Forum is a global organization dedicated to quality and sustainability in the ICT community. We are very unique in that we create a collaborative environment for service providers and suppliers, who are often times competitors, to come together and develop innovative solutions to relevant industry issues. QuEST Forum unifies the ICT community through the implementation of TL 9000 (an ICT specific quality management system that is built on ISO 9001), performance benchmarking, and a broad array of common metrics that support rapid industry adoption of new technologies and consistent quality of communication networks around the world.

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With a global community of more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is the leading professional association for organizations and individuals involved in transforming the world of business through outsourcing, offshoring and shared services.  IAOP hosts the Outsourcing World Summit® in the U.S. and Europe and is very active in chapter meetings, courses, and workshops.