Federal IT Acquisition Example Citing CISQ Metrics
CISQ has been referenced by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), formally citing CISQ requirements in a Information Technology (IT) statement of work from the Office of the CIO for the Office of Public Buildings. GSA is an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports general services of Federal agencies. See page 21, section 5.9 in GSA’s document, Schedule 70 Blank Purchase Agreement for IT and Development Services, citing CISQ…
“PB-ITS (Project Based IT Services) is seeking to establish code quality standards for its existing code base, as well as new development tasks. As an emerging standard, PB-ITS references the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) for guidance on how to measure, evaluate and improve software.”
The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) was founded by the Object Management Group, a technology standards organization, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, to develop standards for automating the measurement of software. CISQ has delivered code quality standards that are now “acquisition-ready” for managing the security, reliability, performance efficiency, and maintainability of software.