Mission 1st

Latest News!    Follow Mission1st on Facebook  Follow Mission1st on Twitter  Follow Mission1st on LinkedIn   


"We've built Mission1st with a commitment to achieving the highest levels of excellence in service delivery and a dedication to Quality and Compliance. I am proud to say we meet and exceed these high standards."

                                                                                                                        - Richard Zareck, Mission1st President and CEO

ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Princeton, NJ (December 27, 2013) - Mission1st Group, Inc. has successfully achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Quality Management System Registration.

The ISO 9001:2008 is a quality standard that outlines a process approach to implementing and supporting a Quality Management System. The standard is recognized globally as the framework for effective, customer-focused organizational systems. ISO 9001:2008 is the most current version of the quality standard.

The presence of an ISO 9001:2008 quality system demonstrates that Mission1st meets the requirements for defense business processes in high-end program management, IT systems engineering, IT mission operations, and IT technical assistance for the US government and US government prime contractors. The recognition of Mission1st as an ISO 9001:2008 registered company exhibits an overall commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.

Third party registration and certification was completed by Performance Review Institute (PRI) Registrar. PRI Registrar, an affiliate of SAE International, is a premier quality systems registrar and provider of certification services for Management and Quality Systems.

View ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Registration - PDF

ISO 20000-1:2011 Registration

Princeton, NJ (MAY 26, 2016) - Mission1st Group, Inc. has successfully achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000-1:2011 Service Management Standard (SMS) Registration.

ISO 20000-1:2011 is the first ever international standard for IT service management. Its main focus is continual improvement of IT services. The standard works by setting benchmarks for companies based on evidence. Achieving these benchmarks proves that a company is capable of consistent excellence. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an SMS. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements. .A certificate in this service management standard (SMS) ensures customers the services this company provides are reliable, efficient, and of great quality. It sets specific requirements for multiple controls that ultimately improve an SMS. This standard can be utilized by any company that wishes to achieve best practices standards of IT service management. It provides customers with peace of mind through consistent, high quality service with an ISO 20000 certification.

View ISO 20000-1:2011 Certificate of Registration - PDF

ISO 27001:2013 Registration

Princeton, NJ (MAY 26, 2016) - Mission1st Group, Inc. has successfully achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS) Registration.

ISO 27001:2013 is an information security standard that was published on the 25th September 2013. It is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). The 2013 standard puts more emphasis on measuring and evaluating how well an organization's ISMS is performing. More attention is paid to the organizational context of information security and risk assessment. Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

View ISO 27001:2013 Certificate of Registration - PDF


Appraised at CMMI-SVC/DEV Level 3

June 2015, Princeton, NJ - Mission1st Group, Inc. announced that it has been appraised at an organization-wide Maturity Level 3 (ML3) rating in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) version 1.3 under dual constellations: Development (DEV) and Services (SVC). The appraisal was performed by Common Sense Solution.

An appraisal at ML3 indicates the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization's set of standard processes, which is the basis for ML3, is established and improved over time.

The CMMI® Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. The Institute is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Development, Services, and Acquisition; the People Capability Maturity Model; and the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)℠, which are capability improvement models that create high-performance, highmaturity cultures. The models are used in thousands of organizations worldwide to deliver business results that serve as differentiators in the global market.

View appraisal listing in the Published Appraisal Reporting System


Provides guidance for applying CMMI best practices in a service provider organization. Best practices in the model focus on activities for providing quality services to customers and end users. CMMI-SVC integrates bodies of knowledge that are essential for a service provider. Mission1st has achieved this appraisal by demonstrating that it meets or exceeds a set of documented, best-practice standards for work management, process management, service establishment, service delivery and support, and supporting processes. These standards were set by product teams that include industry, government, and the CMMI Institute. CMMI maturity is well recognized within the Federal Government as a measure of a company's ability to reliably deliver superior services and solutions. Mission1st appraisal at CMMI ML3 for Services offers Federal agencies the assurance that Mission1st meets and exceeds the highest standards for excellence in service delivery today. This independent validation of the quality of Mission1st services is of particular relevance to the company's IT Services and Systems Development. A growing number of Federal agencies rely on Mission1st to securely manage their mission-critical infrastructures, devices, applications and data.


Used for process improvement in organizations that develop products. CMMI for Development contains practices that cover project management, process management, systems engineering, hardware engineering, and other supporting processes used in development and IT Services. CMMI-DEV ML3 provides guidance for process improvement across a project, department, or organization that will lead to lower costs, improved quality, and on time delivery of products and services. CMMI-DEV ML3 guidance covers the life cycles of products from conception through delivery and maintenance. CMMI-DEV ML3 best practices are flexible enough to apply to a variety of industries, yet stable and consistent enough to provide a benchmark against which your organization can measure and compare itself. Therefore, when a company is appraised at CMMI for Development, it means that the company has been trained, assessed, and appraised in the areas of product and service development.

About Mission1st

Mission1st is a service disabled veteran owned small business headquartered in Princeton, NJ with offices in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Washington DC, Korea, and Germany. Mission1st capabilities include delivering end-to-end project implementation, systems engineering technical assistance, field services & support, and information technology and engineering support solutions to customer programs worldwide. Mission1st excels in engineering efficient, effective designs to meet required service levels while minimizing cost. Technical engineering excellence within a budget is our goal. We manage projects to measurable, reportable standards that ensure success. We proudly state, "When it's mission critical, it's Mission1st."