Spectrum Appraised at CMMI Level 3

September 6th, 2023|


Spectrum Comm Inc., announced that its Government Services division has been appraised at CMMI for Services Maturity Level 3, and its Go-Box division to CMMI for Development Maturity Level 3. Spectrum was appraised by Neil Potter of the Process Group, and joins those companies successfully appraised for both services and development against CMMI V2.0.

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) was developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University as a process improvement tool for projects, divisions, and organizations. The DoD and U.S. Government helped develop the CMMI, which is a common requirement for DoD and U.S. Government software development contracts.  CMMI is a process and behavioral model that helps organizations streamline process improvement and encourage productive, efficient behaviors that decrease risks in software, product, and service development.  The CMMI Institute defines an organization at Level 3 as having well-developed processes that are characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods throughout the organization. At Spectrum this set of standard processes, are captured in the Enterprise Process Model, which served as the foundation for the assessment at Maturity Level 3.

An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 affirms the years of effort Spectrum has invested to ensure all business activities meet top quality objectives in delivering to our customers, internal and external. This successful appraisal builds upon Spectrum’s initial CMMI appraisal at Level 3 for Development in 2020 under V1.3 and the ISO 9001 certification Spectrum has held since 2007.

Jeff Wassmer, Chairman and CEO of Spectrum, stated, “I’m very proud of our Government Services and Go-Box product teams. This assessment validates their commitment to high quality processes which consistently deliver exceptional results for our customers”.

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CENSECFOR Takes a Boat Ride

August 1st, 2023|

June 28, 2023, Chesapeake Bay, VA – three of our own, William Washburn, Bradley Schulz, and Brad Waters, as well as other CENSECFOR staff, had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours on the water with CENSECFOR Level 2 Coxswain (boat drivers) instructors.

After a safety brief and quick orientation on the 11 Meter Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) they pulled away from the pier, exited the channel, and entered open ocean (aka the training area) where they were given a chance to experience how the boat handles and maneuvers.

Thankfully, the bay was calm and they were able to hit speeds near the boat’s limits. Ryan performed high speed turns, a crash-back (going from forward to reverse quickly), and they even got to do some “wave hopping”. Other than getting a little wet and bounced around some, they returned pier-side with more knowledge and a greater appreciation for what CENSECFOR instructors do.

Site Lead Kevin Catherman states, “As a member of the CENSECFOR team whether you are staff or a contractor, we are all working towards the same common goal of training the fleet. Anytime you are given the opportunity to witness and participate in some of this training firsthand, well that is a good day. Not only are you walking away with tremendous memories (which only a small percentage of people have) you now have a better awareness of what the trainees will be experiencing.


Spectrum Foundation Donates to Local Veterans

April 11th, 2023|

April 11, 2023 – Newport News, VA – Brad Waters, Instructional Designer at Spectrum Comm Inc. receives a check of $1,000 on behalf of the organization VFW-Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2894. This is the second year Spectrum has donated to the annual Bataan Death March Commemorative Walk which took place on April 8th at the Great Dismal Swamp, Chesapeake, VA.

Every spring, this event remembers the veterans who gave their lives in the 66-mile Bataan Death March which took place during WWII. The march began on April 9, 1942 and lasted approximately 5 days. The Japanese army marched approximately 66,000 Filipino, and 10,000 American prisoners of war from the southern Bataan Peninsula to Camp O’Donnell, approximately 66 miles. It isn’t known for sure how many prisoners died on the route, or at the camp, but it is in the tens of thousands between the Filipinos and Americans.

“The donation helps us (the VFW 2894) raise money,” Brad Waters shares, “This is our largest fundraiser of the year. This money goes right back into helping local veterans and their families…of any era. We build ramps, enlarge bathrooms/doorways, repair/replace roofs, do yardwork, etc.”

Spectrum CEO Jeff Wassmer states, “Giving back to our community, especially to our military veterans, is important to us as individuals and as a company. We hope to continue to provide annual support to events like the Bataan Death March Memorial walk.” (more…)


November 15th, 2022|

Newport News, VA, Spectrum Comm, Inc., has completed the acquisition of Superior Motion Controls, Inc of Farmingdale, NY located in the heart of Long Island, the legendary home of the defense and space industries. 

Superior Motion Controls has been delivering custom electromechanical solutions from their facilities in New York for over 35 years.  They have designed and manufactured a variety of precision components and systems for the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and NASA working through defense prime contractors. The company specializes in precision components including gear box assemblies, servo mechanisms, control actuators, gearing and gear trains, and other key components for the United States’ most advanced defense systems.  The company also has expertise in the engineering, design and development, qualification testing, and reliability analysis for full lifecycle support from prototyping, full rate fabrication and assembly, to support of products in the field.   


Local Veteran-Owned Business to Work with U.S. Navy to Strengthen Antiterrorism Training

October 22nd, 2021|

Local employee-owned company to provide Instructional Design Support to the U.S. Navy with multi-year awarded contract.

Newport News, VA; October 22, 2021 – Spectrum Comm Inc. recently won a multi-year contract supplying Antiterrorism, Expeditionary Warfare, and Code of Conduct Instructional Design Support Services to the United States Navy’s Center for Security Forces Command which is homeported in Hampton Roads.

Spectrum CEO Jeff Wassmer states, “This contract is one that will continue to exhibit our expertise in Instructional Design Support. We have been a strong provider to our U.S. Military since our founding, and we are proud to have many veterans working with us to help continue to support our American heroes.”

Spectrum’s C4ISR Solutions Director featured as One of Five C4ISR, C5ISR GovCon Executives by Potomac Officers Club

July 12th, 2021|

July 6, 2021 – John Levy was recently featured in an article by Potomac Officers Club chosen alongside four other top executives from other companies who excel in their work of C4ISR and C5ISR GovCon. We are proud to have John as one of our top performing team members here at Spectrum.

You can read the full article here: https://potomacofficersclub.com/five-executives-in-c4isr-and-c5isr-govcon/

Spectrum Chief Scientist Selected for MIT’s Fire Hydrant Award

July 13th, 2020|

June 30, 2020 – Newport News, VA Frank Byrum, Spectrum’s Chief Scientist, recently completed a Machine Learning: From Data to Decision course from MIT Professional Education. This was an eight- week course that focused on practical understanding of the tools and techniques used in machine learning applications. There were approximately 120 course participants world-wide; divided into three sections.

The MIT Professional Education and program team selected one awardee per section. About the award, Frank states, “I think the key was actively engaging in the weekly discussion and reading/commenting on other students’ submissions in support of helping everyone learn. I love learning and I always want everyone around me to learn too. I was surprised and honored by the award, especially since it came from the program team.”

CEO Jeff Wassmer states, “Frank is a valued asset to Spectrum and his industry. We are elated, though not surprised, that his knowledge and passion noticeably and positively impacted course peers as well.”

Spectrum is a veteran and employee-owned business that serves the Department of Defense, federal and state agencies plus select commercial clients. Diversifying from a foundation of providing the National and DoD intelligence community with innovative, realistic and affordable solutions in technology, Spectrum offers full system support from assessment to design, development and implementation. Our employee-owners take great pride in exceeding client expectations. To learn more, visit our corporate website at www.sptrm.com.

Spectrum CEO Named on Inside Business Power List

June 4th, 2020|

May 28, 2020 – Newport News, VA Spectrum CEO Jeff Wassmer was recently named on Inside Business’s “The Power List, The people who have the most influence in shaping Hampton Roads”. In his article, “The 10th Power List reflects our tumultuous times”, Inside Business editor Dan Duke states, “The Power List includes 50 other people who make major contributions to this region’s strength.” Jeff was cited for the various boards he is committed to including the York County Board of Supervisors and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance.

CEO Jeff Wassmer states, “I am humbled and honored to be named to this list alongside so many driven and impactful individuals. I did not get here alone. This has certainly been one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. I feel it a personal and professional duty to share my experience and help our communities regain economic strength. It is my hope that the world-wide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drives us all to live more richly in our interactions and unite for the well-being and success of all.”

Spectrum is a veteran and employee-owned business that serves the Department of Defense, federal and state agencies plus select commercial clients. Diversifying from a foundation of providing the National and DoD intelligence community with innovative, realistic and affordable solutions in technology, Spectrum offers full system support from assessment to design, development and implementation. Our employee-owners take great pride in exceeding client expectations. To learn more, visit our corporate website at www.sptrm.com.

Duke, Dan. “The 10th Power List reflects our tumultuous times.” Inside Business Special Reports – Inside Business, 18 May 2020

English, Linda Lamm. “The 2020 Inside Business Power List (The Next 50).” Inside Business Special Reports – Inside Business, May 18 2020


Go-Box Chrome Team Celebrates Major Service Milestone

May 8th, 2020|

April 28, 2020 – Newport News, VA Spectrum was founded on innovation. With a motto of Envision the Future, Spectrum leadership has a long-standing history of innovation and technology-based solutions. Go-Box Chrome, a Chromebook deployment automation solution growing in popularity in school settings, was born out of this innovation mindset. We are proud to announce that Go-Box, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum, has surpassed initial goals and continues to grow in demand. Go-Box celebrated a major milestone in total number of fielded units in February 2020.


Spectrum Celebrates 20 Years of Service

April 1st, 2019|

April 1, 2019 – Newport News, VA – Spectrum Comm, Inc. celebrated 20 years of service to the company’s customers, employees and communities on March 27, 2019.  Approximately 200 guests joined the company’s headquarters celebration at Boathouse Live in Newport News, VA on the evening of March 26.  Executive leadership welcomed all guests to include present and past employee-owners, as well as several distinguished guests of honor, and introduced a short video commemorating this milestone. (more…)


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