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8(a) STARS II Business Categories by Functional Area

The 8(a) STARS II functional areas correspond to four North American Industry Codes (NAICS). For each FA, the work examples in the bulleted list under each NAICS code description are representative, not all inclusive.

Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

This U.S. industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer..

  • Custom computer applications software programming services
  • Custom computer program or software development
  • Custom computer programming services
  • Custom computer software analysis and design services
  • Custom computer software programming services
  • Custom computer software support services
  • Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom

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Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

This U.S. industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services, or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

  • CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services
  • CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design
  • CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design
  • Computer hardware consulting services or consultants
  • Computer software consulting services or consultants
  • Computer systems integration analysis and design services
  • Computer systems integration design consulting services
  • Computer integrator services
  • Information management computer systems integration design services
  • Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services
  • Computer network systems design services
  • Office automation computer systems integration design services

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Functional Area 3 – NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services

This U.S. industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management, and operation of clients computer systems and/or data processing facilities. Establishments providing computer systems or data processing facilities support services are included in this industry.

  • Computer systems facilities management and operation services
  • Data processing facilities management and operation services
  • Computer systems or data processing facilities management and operation services
  • Computer systems or data process facilities support services

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Functional Area 4 – NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

This U.S. industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in providing computer related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). Establishments providing computer disaster recovery services or software installation services are included in this industry.

  • Computer disaster recovery services
  • Computer software installation services

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