The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of IT. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical, and trusted forum where government and industry executives exchange information and collaborate on how to improve government through the efficient and innovative use of technology. ACT-IAC also provides education and professional development programs to enhance the competencies and capabilities of the workforce.
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®)
The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI ®) is a federal/academic partnership based on experience with software process improvement. The CMMI ® standardizes software engineering and management practices and describes a process maturity framework of five levels (1-5) that are recognized as a national standard of excellence and process maturity. Levels 2 and 3 (the Repeatable Level and Defined Level, respectively) are the commonly-sought levels by governments to ensure quality standards.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE®)
IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members. IEEE-USA's mission as outlined in the IEEE Bylaws is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social, and technology policy concern.
IEEE’s vision is to serve the IEEE U.S. member by being the technical professional's best resource for achieving lifelong career vitality and by providing an effective voice on policies that promote U.S. prosperity.
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2 ) maintains a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) covering all aspects of information security. ISC2 is the premier certifying body within the Information Assurance field. Professional experience and continuing education are distinguishing characteristics of the ISC2 , ensuring that certified professionals are armed with the latest knowledge in the cyber security field.
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. (LEI®)
The Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. (LEI®) is a nonprofit education, publishing, research, and conference organization with an action plan. Compared with traditional "think" tanks, LEI is a "do" tank. LEI carefully develops hypotheses about lean thinking and experiments to see which approaches work best in the real world, and then writes up and teaches what is discovered, providing new methods for organizational transformation.
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®)
Commerce's (OGC) Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) is a customizable framework for IT service management. ITIL is a set of set of rules for how to deliver IT services more efficiently by improving management processes across IT departments that support networks, applications, databases, and systems.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
The Project Management Institute (PMI) provides global leadership in the development of standards for the practice of the project management profession throughout the world. PMI's premiere standards document, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), is a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace. The PMBOK® Guide is approved as an American National Standard (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the world's most recognized professional credential for individuals associated with project management. In 1999, PMI became the first organization in the world to have its Certification Program attain International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 recognition.