Certifications and Contract Vehicles


Proven Quality
Cognosante is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services for our customers. We have earned industry-leading and globally recognized certifications that demonstrate our repeatable, documented and successful systems and processes. Cognosante is industry and globally recognized for quality in its services and business processes, winning customer satisfaction, and earning customer trust.

Appraised at Maturity Level 3 for Services and Development

Cognosante is appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI¬ģ) Maturity Level 3 for Services and Development by the CMMI Institute. As required by the Institute, Cognosante‚Äôs Service Delivery and Development maturity is assessed every three years to maintain our Maturity Level 3 appraisal ratings. Our commitment to our customers is underscored by this demonstration of dedication to continuous improvement and producing great work that makes a difference.

The CMMI¬ģ for Services appraisal assessed Cognosante‚Äôs Service Delivery standards, processes, and policies, to include robust business continuity and incident response planning. Achieving Maturity Level 3 for Services confirms Cognosante‚Äôs standards, processes, and policies are mature, proactively managed, and continuously reviewed for process improvement opportunities. Our work and processes have received the highest form of third-party validation.

The CMMI¬ģ¬†for Development appraisal assessed Cognosante‚Äôs solution development, product and systems integration, and use of the Solution Development Life Cycle Framework for Agile software development programs. Achieving Maturity Level 3 for Development confirms Cognosante‚Äôs processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods.

ISO Certified for Excellence

Cognosante maintains a robust and comprehensive suite of ISO certifications that ensures our approach to quality, security and management is always being evaluated and improved upon.

Our¬†ISO¬ģ 9001:2015¬†Quality Management System certification independently validates our achievement of quality objectives, for clients and for ourselves, through mature and consistently applied processes for management of documented information, process interactions, human resources, training, and quality strategy.

Our¬†ISO¬ģ/EIC 27001:2013 certification validates our ability to manage risks to the security of the information we are charged with protecting. All Cognosante systems, solutions, facilities, and IT operating environments, including those provisioned using cloud providers, are included in this certification. The certification ensures our customers that our process for assessment and treatment of information security risks has been tailored to the unique needs of Cognosante and, by extension, the needs of our customers.

Our ISO 20000-1 certification validates that we promote an integrated process approach that effectively delivers IT services that ensures Cognosante meets and exceeds its business and customers’ requirements. Through our certified Service Management System, we continually deliver high reliability and high-quality services that are planned, monitored, measured, reviewed and continually improved.

HITRUST Certification for Data Security and Minimized Risk

Our HITRUST certification independently validates that our implemented security and privacy controls provide appropriate safeguards for systems and services that the company maintains and the sensitive data we protect on behalf of our customers.

By integrating security and privacy requirements from regulations and standards including HIPAA, HITECH, NIST, and ISO, our HITRUST certification reflects an effective approach to security and privacy management that reduces risk, cost, and complexity while protecting PII, PHI, and other sensitive data.

AWS Partner Network Advanced Consulting Partner

Cognosante has achieved status within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as an Advanced APN Consulting Partner.  The achievement of this partner status validates Cognosante’s proven ability to define, design, architect, develop, deploy, and sustain complex solutions within the AWS Commercial and Government clouds (AWS GovCloud [US]). Cognosante has demonstrated AWS Cloud hosting expertise and engagement with AWS Commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) as the backbone of many services it develops and maintains.

Contract vehicles

Cognosante offers a number of contract vehicles to our government clients:

Federal Best In Class:

Federal GSA Schedules

  • GSA MAS Information Technology Category
  • GSA MAS Professional Services Category

Agency-Specific Vehicles:


  • Florida Department of Management Services, Division of State Purchasing
  • Maryland Department of Information Technology
  • Pennsylvania Department of General Services

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