Cirdan Group Awarded "ISO 9001:2008 Certification"

On May 8, 2012 Cirdan Group, Inc. was awarded its "ISO 9001:2008 Certification".


About the ISO Organization - 

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established in 1947 and is (currently) an association of 163 members, which each represent their own country. ISO employs a system of Technical Committees, Sub-committees and Working Groups to develop International Standards. Besides the National Standards Bodies, ISO permits other international organizations that develop standards to participate in its work, by accepting them as Liaison members. ISO works in accordance with an agreed set of rules of procedure, the ISO/IEC Directives, which also include requirements on the presentation of standards. 

About the "ISO 9001:2008 Certification" - 
"ISO 9001:2008" has been developed in order to introduce clarifications to the existing requirements of "ISO 9001:2000" and changes that are intended to improve compatibility with "ISO 14001:2004". "ISO 9001:2008" does not introduce additional requirements nor does it change the intent of the "ISO 9001:2000" standard.

The "ISO 9001:2008 Certification" aims at guaranteeing the effectiveness (but not necessarily the efficiency) of the organization. For improved organizational efficiency, however, the best results can be obtained by using ISO 9004 in addition to "ISO 9001:2008". The guiding quality management principles are intended to assist an organization in continual improvement, which should lead to efficiencies throughout the organization. 

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Cirdan Group Opens Second Facility

New location houses Election Services practice

Cirdan Group, Inc. of Timonium, Maryland announces the opening of its second facility in Columbia, Maryland. Located at 7067 Columbia Gateway Drive, the new offices will be the primary location for Cirdan Group’s Election Services practice and Business Development operations, along with other customer support activities. The facility features an extensive state-of-the-art training area and will accommodate both field-deployed consultants as well as visiting partners. “Our new offices will provide increased services, capacity, and easy access for our strategic customers in the mid-Atlantic region,” Joanne Vatz, Cirdan Group CEO, explained. “We will continue to run our corporate and business operations from the current site in Timonium.”

Cirdan Group is a project management consulting firm focused on helping government and commercial customers implement effective project management solutions and enhance program and project performance. The firm also has a specialty practice that provides Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for large programs, major acquisitions, and IT implementations.