Cloud Lake Appraised Under CMMI V2.0 for Development and Services


Company is one of the first in the U.S. to receive a maturity level 3 multi-model appraisal under the new assessment method, Version 2.0

March 26, 2020

Herndon, VA – Akima today announced that subsidiary Cloud Lake Technology is one of the first companies in the U.S. to be appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s newly released Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® Version 2.0 (CMMI V2.0) for Development and Services. This achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering superior organizational performance, engagement, and customer satisfaction. The benchmark appraisal was led by Integrated Quality Corporation (IQ Corp).

“Receiving an appraisal for Development and Services as an integrated system under CMMI V2.0 is an important milestone not only for Cloud Lake, but also for our federal customers,” said Barry Smallwood, President of Akima’s Emerging Markets Group. “The rigorous requirements of V2.0 necessitate that we take a more holistic look at managing resources across our enterprise, leading to greater standardization and wider implementation of industry best practices. CMMI V2.0 helps Cloud Lake increase our organizational capabilities, while also giving our federal customers direct access to superior capabilities and services.”

CMMI’s new performance-oriented appraisal method offers significant improvements from V1.3. Most notably, V2.0 improves benchmark reliability and consistency, it offers direct guidance on strengthening agile with Scrum project processes, and it ties business goals directly to operations to improve performance against key drivers such as time, quality, and budget.

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About Cloud Lake Technology

Cloud Lake Technology is an 8(a) company and wholly owned subsidiary of Akima, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), specializing in delivering optimized mission performance through advanced technologies and systems. We offer highly specialized, digital services that enable customers to quickly and cost-effectively harvest, analyze, and leverage the greatest possible value from the increasingly vast amounts of data they are required manage. We offer core services in critical infrastructure protection, enterprise IT, insider threat, and business lifecycle and mission support. Cloud Lake is ISO 9001:2015 certified (QSR-1139) and a Virginia Values Veterans (V3)-Certified company. Learn more at .

About Akima

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of aviation, construction, facilities and logistics, IT and mission support, protective services and detention management, and systems engineering. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2019, Washington Technology ranked Akima #38 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about Akima, visit

Akima is more than one company. We are a portfolio of 8(a) companies, small businesses, and other operating organizations. We take pride in being both specialized and nimble — two qualities that allow us to respond quickly to our customers’ unique needs.