HISS Announces ISO Certification

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May 26, 2010

Wallops Island, VA, May 26, 2010:  Hawk Institute for Space Sciences (HISS) today announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification effective May 26, 2010.  HISS is a full service engineering company, specializing in aerospace engineering for commercial and government agencies.

HISS has been awarded this designation by BSI for meeting the guidelines set out by the International Organization for Standardization. HISS was evaluated on its commitment to continuous quality management and improvement through the implementation of its Quality Management System.
This certification recognizes HISS’ commitment to the identification, evaluation, program management, and oversight of engineering staff augmentation services to government and commercial industries. HISS is committed to total customer satisfaction by providing products and services on-time with exceptional quality, reliability, and performance.
“ISO registration supports our pursuit of continuous improvement and an on-going commitment to provide our customers assurance of product quality,” said Ron Bettini, CEO of HISS. “This registration is the culmination of more than a year of hard work. I commend all of the employees who have participated in the task of refining and documenting all of our internal procedures.”
BSI, the world’s leading international standards, testing, registration and certification organization, performed the rigorous audit to ensure HISS’s quality commitment and conformance to the ISO 9001 requirements.
This ISO certification supports HISS’ corporate objectives, while reinforcing a culture of excellence. As HISS continues to expand into new markets, the ISO quality framework will assure customers that they will continue to receive the highest quality products and consistent service from HISS.


Hawk Institute for Space Sciences provides aerospace engineering & value-added, integrated aerospace solutions through focused diversification.  Focused diversification means that our business is centered on providing aerospace engineering expertise to a diverse customer base (federal, state, and local government, nonprofits, private industry) across five focus areas:
·         Aerospace Engineering Services - Specializing in mechanical, electrical, thermal and systems engineering for space applications
·         Launch Services - Innovative mission development for clients seeking cost effective solutions
·         Small Satellite Design - Nano - and microsatellites serving the civil and national security communities
·         Unmanned Aircraft Systems - UAV flight demonstration, National Airspace (NAS) training and Certificate of Authorization (COA) services
·         Education & Community Development - Workforce development and re-training with a focus on engaging underrepresented populations

The Hawk Institute for Space Sciences Team is committed to providing our customers with the best product value and the most dependable service in our Industry.  Our culture is built on integrity, excellence, entrepreneurship, and attention to detail which contribute to the continual improvement of our services and quality management system.  We recognize that efficiency and profitability fuel our growth.