AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification

March 4, 2010

OAKTON, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., a business unit of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), has announced that it has achieved the International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008 certification.

ISO is the world’s leading developer of International Standards and the source of the ISO 9000, a family of standards for quality management systems. The ISO 9001:2008 certification recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness.

In order to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 certification, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. underwent an extensive review of its Quality Management System by independent auditor, Orion Registrar, Inc. This Quality Management System supports the four practice areas of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.:

  • Network Solutions
  • Application Solutions
  • Information Assurance
  • Mission Support

In addition to ISO 9001:2008 certification, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. has also achieved the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 rating in all 21 process areas with respect to systems and software development, integrated process and product development, and supplier sourcing.

“The accreditation of ISO 9001:2008 is reflective of the commitment AT&T has made to our dynamic IT professional services capabilities and a recognition of our strong focus on customer satisfaction,” said John Klebonis, Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. “ISO 9001:2008 certification, along with our proven track record of developing life-cycle IT solutions that help customers meet mission objectives, strategically positions AT&T to help the federal government enhance its capabilities to better serve its citizens.”

Companies that achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification have effectively implemented the following: documentation and records management, top management’s commitment to customers, establishment of clear policy, good planning and implementation, good resource management, efficient process control, and measurement and analysis.

CMMI is the de facto international standard for measuring an organization’s capability to provide a process-based approach to the development of software, including software engineering and project management. CMMI is being used as a prerequisite and evaluation factor for many military and civilian government programs that have significant systems and software engineering projects.

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About AT&T Government Solutions

AT&T Government Solutions is a long-standing, trusted source of network-enabled solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and IT and software engineering expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. With headquarters in Oakton, Va., AT&T Government Solutions is best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services. AT&T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with expertise in areas such as Information Assurance, Network Solutions, Application Solutions and Mission Support.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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