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3/24/2014

Tor Opsahl is Interviewed by The Washington Post

CCSi's COO Tor Opsahl featured in The Washington Post's business section "New at the top."

To read the article, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com


3/11/2014

CCSi Promotes Dr. Tor Opsahl to Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Opsahl joined CCSi in 2008 with more than 30 years of broad IT and business experience in the federal marketplace, having worked with both Department of Defense and civilian agencies.

To view the press release, please visit: http://www.businesswire.com/news


2/12/2014

CCSi's Dr. Therese West is Quoted in an Armed Forces Press Service Article on Concussions

CCSi's Dr. Therese West discusses returning to duty after a concussion in the article Brain Injury Center Releases Care Guidance for Concussions.

To view the article online at the Department of Defense website, please visit:
http://www.defense.gov/news


2/6/2014

CCSi Adds National Institutes of Health as a New Customer with a Task Order Awarded for Professional Support Services

CCSi was awarded a task order under the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) contract to provide professional support services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD) Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI).

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news


2/3/2014

CCSi Joins VA in Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the My HealtheVet Program

CCSi is honored to recognize the My HealtheVet's (MHV) Program's 10th anniversary and to have played an important role in attaining this milestone. A celebration held in November 2013 at the Veterans Administration (VA) Central Office in Washington D.C., commemorated MHV's success in providing online access to health records and other health information for our veterans.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news


1/8/2014

CCSi's George Mahler was recently interviewed by DAV magazine reporter Charity Edgar for the "Blue Button Provides Easy, Secure Access to VA Medical Records"

George Mahler, CCSi's Senior Program Manager, helped the VA develop the Blue Button, said its success is derived from the focus on customer service. "We keep the end user at the forefront of all we do, ensuring every development benefits veterans."

George's interview can be found on page. 14:
https://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/magazine_201401.pdf


12/19/2013

CCSi Awarded Prime Position on Unrestricted Track on DHS EAGLE II Contract for IT Support Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded CCSi an Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II contract on the Unrestricted Track, in Functional Category 2 (FC2), Information Technology (IT) Program Support Services.

The company supported the predecessor EAGLE contract and is committed to supporting DHS's procurement reforms and IT infrastructure goals.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news


12/9/2013

CCSi Awarded Task Order on VA T4 Contract

CCSi was awarded a prime contract for Flow Improvement Initiative Support Services as part of the Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Contract Vehicle. The Flow Improvement initiative seeks to implement innovative technologies and processes that streamline patient flow, maximize resources and save costs; all while delivering better quality care experiences and outcomes for Veterans.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news


11/21/2013

CCSi's significant role in helping secure America's Critical Infrastructure

CCSi is proud to announce another significant role in helping secure America's Critical Infrastructure, in this case the Food and Agriculture Sector, from cyber threats. LS3, with CCSi as a major subcontractor, won a 5 year contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Information Assurance Division. Our new customer, FSIS, is the USDA agency responsible for food safety, ensuring the nation's commercial supply of certain food products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged as required by the Federal regulations.

The contract, Information System Security Program (ISSP) Support Services, directly supports all aspects of the FSIS information assurance program. LS3 has tasked CCSi with staffing and operating the NSOC/CSIRC on a 24/7 basis. In this role, CCSi will deliver effective ISSP security operations and incident handling management to include:

- Maintaining and operating security operations and incident handling management tools and processes in line with federal, USDA and FSIS policy and guidelines;
- security operations and incident handling performance measurement program that integrates easily into and supports the ISSP performance measurement program;
- a comprehensive security operations and incident handling reporting program that integrates easily into and supports the ISSP program reporting scheme;
- standard security operations and incident handling templates and tools;
- effective Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines; and
- a security operations and incident handling functional area that is well-integrated into the entire ISSP.

The team of LS3 and CCSi combine the capabilities of two industry leading cybersecurity and information assurance firms, and secured this contract award by leveraging the best each firm offers in a way that fundamentally impressed FSIS leadership. CCSi's expertise in cybersecurity and security operations, combined with LS3's secure systems integration and HSPD-12/FICAM depth and capability, demonstrated to the USDA a competency and capability that clearly represented best value to the Government. Both firms also added a new Government Agency to our client lists, and further demonstrate the value CCSi brings to our Federal customers and industry partners.


11/18/2013

CCSi Awarded VA Contract for Prosthetic Inventory Management Support

CCSi has been awarded a contract to provide management technical services for the Prosthetics Patch 101 Program. The contract is CCSi's second task order awarded under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Program contract.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131118005458/en


11/14/2013

CCSi Awarded HUD Systems Engineering Management Contract

CCSi returns back to Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the CIO to provide Systems Engineering Management Services under a recently awarded Task Order.


9/28/2013

CCSi Awarded Subcontract for DHS National Cyber Security Division

CCSi was awarded a subcontract by BruinWave Solutions, LLC. to provide Project Management and Technical Writing Support Services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS National Cyber Security Division. This subcontract continues CCSi's support for this division for next 3 years at an expanded level.


9/28/2013

CCSi Awarded DHS Contract

CCSi was recently awarded a task order under its EAGLE Contract to provide Currency and Monetary Report Data Transcription, Conversion and Analysis (CMIR) Services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Custom & Border Protection (CBP) Office of Information Technology Passenger Systems Program Directorate.


9/27/2013

CCSi Awarded NIH Professional Services Contract

CCSi was recently awarded a task order under its CIO-SP3 Contract to provide Professional Support Services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Director (OD), Division of Program Coordination Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). This represents a new customer for CCSi.


9/4/2013

CCSi Awarded Information System Security Subcontract

CCSi was awarded a subcontract by LS3, Inc. to provide Information System Security Program Services for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). USDA was CCSi's first customer.


9/1/2013

CCSi Awarded Information Assurance Subcontract

CCSi was awarded a subcontract by TrueIA to provide Information Assurance Services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chief Information Officer (CIO). Under this subcontract, CCSi continues the support provided to OSD for the past three years.


8/26/2013

CCSi's Dr. Therese West published in the Journal of Neurotrauma

Several new or updated guidelines for managing sports concussions were released earlier this year. CCSi's Dr. Therese West compared three of the recent guidelines in an article in the Journal of Neurotrauma and highlighted the specific areas of agreement related to the definition of concussion, diagnosis, acute care of athletes suspected of having a concussion, and how to determine when a player should be allowed to resume an athletic activity.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://online.liebertpub.com


8/13/2013

CCSi's Guarav Mathur featured in the August edition of Healthcare IT News Magazine

CCSi's Guarav Mathur comments on the trend of personalized medicine in healthcare. The coverage also showcases CCSi's insight into the importance of allowing patients to have control of their medical information as well as how integral CCSi has been to the development, implementation and support of key Veterans Administration (VA) and government wide initiatives.

To view the article, please visit:
Digital magazine: http://www.pageturnpro.com/MedTech-Media/52136-Healthcare-IT-News-August-2013
Site: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-gets-personal


8/5/2013

CCSi Wins a 2012 League of American Communications Professionals Platinum Vision Award

CCSi and our client the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, has won a League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Award for a third year in a row. LACP supports, recognizes and advances excellence in the practice of professional communications. This year, CCSi and DCoE received a Platinum Award from among a field of over 6,000 entrants from two dozen countries, in the City/State/National Class for the Annual Report competition. CCSi's communications team researched, developed, wrote, edited and produced the Annual Report for DCoE.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news


7/29/2013

CCSi's Marina Khusid is featured in Healio.com's Psychiatric Annals

CCSi's Marina Khusid, MD, ND, MSA discusses Self-Care Mindfulness Approaches for Refractory Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the July 2013 issue of Healio.com's Psychatric Annals.

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/journals


7/23/2013

CCSi's Dr. Therese West published in the Journal of Neurotrauma

CCSi's Dr. Therese West is published in this month's edition of the Journal of Neurotrauma where she discusses current recommendations for the diagnosis of concussion in sport.

To view the article, please visit:
http://online.liebertpub.com


7/12/2013

CCSi Awarded Enterprise Network and Engineering Subcontract

CCSi was awarded a subcontract by Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc. (CSC) to provide Enterprise Network and Engineering Services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs & Border Protection (CBP).


7/9/2013

Gaurav Mathur a "2011 Rising Star" is featured in FCW Magazine

FCW features two of their former Rising Star awardees, one of which is our very own Guarav Mathur, in: "Rising Stars: Where are they now?"

We are thrilled that the article highlights not only Mathur and CCSi's work in health services and your impact on the quality of veteran and soldier care, but also reminds FCW's high-profile readership (federal IT and industry executives) that CCSi is an award winning partner to the federal government.

To view the article, please visit:
http://fcw.com/Articles/2013/07/09/rising-star-singh-mathur


7/8/2013

CCSi's Joe Beal discusses Cybersecurity with Federal News Radio

Joseph Beal, the chief information security officer at CCSi, discusses the challenges all federal agency's face to remediate cyber attacks in the latest edition of Federal News Radio.

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/241/3382009/EDAs-overreaction-to-cyber-attack-highlights-every-agencys-challenge


7/8/2013

CCSi's Stu Rabinowitz featured in the July issue of Military Medical & Veteran Affairs Forum

Stu Rabinowitz, CCSi's Chief Technology Officer discusses the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs plan to create a new joint electronic health record system in the July issue of Military Medical & Veteran Affairs Forum.

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.kmimediagroup.com/mmt-home/513-m2va-2013-volume-17-issue-3-july/7026-electronic-health-records.html/


7/1/2013

Quality Certifications and Ratings Put CCSi into an Elite Group of U.S. Companies

CCSi was recently recertified for ISO 20000-1, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, and re-appraised and rated at Maturity Level 3 organization-wide in CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) and CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) plus Service System Development (+SSD). CCSi has held the certifications in ISO 9001 and CMM/CMMI for over a decade and ISO 20000-1 since June of 2010. CCSi upgraded to the new ISO 20000-1:2011 standard this year, which demonstrates their ability to stay current as standards are upgraded. The addition of the ISO 27001 certification in 2011 re-emphasizes CCSi's commitment to delivering information security services.

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a proven approach to performance management. Organizations rated using CMMI have predictable cost, schedule, and quality. The ISO International Standards certify that a companies' products and services are secure, reliable and of good quality. The standards are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. These certifications and ratings show that quality measures and best practices have been institutionalized into the company's core.

This press releasewas picked up by over 386 sites, including: WashingtonExec, CBS, International BusinessTimes, MarketWatch, Security Technology Monitor, TMCnet, Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo!

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130701005215/en/Quality-Certifications-Ratings-Put-CCSi-Elite-Group

To view the WashingtonExec article, please visit:
http://www.washingtonexec.com/2013/07/ccsi-renews-five-cmmi-and-iso-certifications-and-ratings-in-four-months/


6/28/2013

CCSi Awarded DHS, ICE Mission Support Subcontract

CCSi was awarded a subcontract by ZanTech IT Services, Inc. to provide Mission Support Services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HIS), Technical Operations (TechOps), Investigative Intercept Section (IIS), and Covert Video Program (CVP). This support expands CCSi's HIS mission support now for next 5 years.


5/1/2013

CCSi participated in the VETSports and Touching Heart Events

VETSports First Annual Wounded Warrior Gala
CCSi sponsored a table at the VETSports First Annual Wounded Warrior Gala, where we were seated with a wounded Navy Veteran and Horace Blackman, VA Central Office (VACO) CIO and Director of VACO IT Support Services. The mission of VETSports is to help wounded veterans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabilitation.

2nd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament
CCSi is proud to support the 2nd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament hosted by Touching Heart. CCSi's CEO/Founder Manju Bewtra served on the golf committee as well as an event volunteer. Thanks to ManTech, BMC, and ExecuTech for sponsoring the event. Chris James (Program Director), Karen Triplett (Program Director), and Bill Stalnaker (Deputy Program Manager) also represented CCSi on the green. Touching Heart's mission is to teach children at a young age to feel the joy of giving while helping others in need.


4/23/2013

CCSi was a Warrior Sponsor

CCSi was a Warrior Sponsor of the 9th Annual Armed Forces Foundation Congressional Gala to Help Save Our Troops, which provided two seats at the dinner for a wounded service member and their spouse. This year's theme was "Boots and Suits" so the attendees wore combat boots in partnership with the Boot Campaign for wounded warriors. The Armed Forces Foundation offers vital assistance to active duty and retired personnel including outreach programs, financial assistance and therapeutic recreational activities as well as educating the public about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


4/17/2013

CCSi and Socrata Partner to Drive Information-Centric Strategies and Outcomes in the Federal Market

The partnership will deliver comprehensive data analytics and performance management tools that answer the call for more transparent, integrated and accessible data government-wide. For federal health organizations, the combined offering will provide time-efficient and cost-effective solutions to meet the performance reporting requirements outlined in Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act.

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130417005154


4/9/2013

CCSi Recognized as One of the 2013 "Best for Vets" Employers!

Military Times EDGE surveyed more than 1,000 major companies and top government contractors in regards to their recruiting and hiring policies, social recognition for Veterans, as well as pay and benefits for reservists. As a result of this survey, CCSi was recognized as one of the 2013 "Best for Vets" Employers! We are proud to employ those who have served our country; in fact over 18% of our employees are Veterans. See the article, rankings, and survey methodology here:

http://projects.militarytimes.com/best-for-veterans/best-employers-for-veterans/2013

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130409/JOBS06/304090011/Best-Vets-2013-Employers

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130409/JOBS06/304090010


3/26/2013

CCSi Commends VA for Expanding Blue Button

Enhanced Features Will Strengthen Continuity of Care for Veterans and Families

CCSi applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for significantly enhancing the functionality of Blue Button. Provided as part of the My HealtheVet program, Blue Button enables Veterans to view and download their essential health and medical information online. For the nearly one million Veterans who use Blue Button, the new features give them electronic access to more detailed health information and the ability to share records more easily with providers.

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130326005057


3/25/2013

CCSi's Senior VP for Healthcare Operations, Maggie Bauer, on Health Services, IT Services, & Company Pride

Maggie Bauer, CCSi's Senior VP for Healthcare Operations, is featured in WashingtonExec .

To view the article, please visit:
http://www.washingtonexec.com/2013/03/ccsis-senior-vp-for-healthcare-operations-maggie-bauer-on-health-services-it-services-company-pride


3/6/2013

CCSi Awarded Subcontract for the DISA Global Information Grid (GIG) Services Management (GSM) - Engineering, Transition and Implementation (GSM-ETI) IDIQ

CCSi was awarded an IDIQ subcontract by Cambridge International Systems, Inc. to support the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Global Information Grid (GIG) Services Management (GSM) - Engineering, Transition and Implementation (GSM-ETI) Program.


3/4/2013

Maggie Bauer Joins CCSi as Senior Vice President for Health Services

CCSi has announced that it appointed Maggie Bauer as Senior Vice President for Health Services. In this role, Bauer will develop and oversee strategic growth and operations for CCSi's complete health services portfolio of military, veteran and public health agencies.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/correcting-and-replacing-maggie-bauer-joins-ccsi-as-senior-vice-president-for-health-services-2013-03-04


2/20/2013

CCSi's Dr. Jeff Rhodes instrumental in securing a $2.7 million grant in support of the joint Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative Improving Patient-Center Care via Integration of Chaplains with Mental Health Care

Dr. Jeff Rhodes is a key member of the CCSi contract supporting the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) serving as the Lead for the Chaplain program within the Population Health Division of the PH Center. As a reflection of his impact, Jeff's efforts have been instrumental in securing a $2.7 million grant in support of the joint Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative Improving Patient-Center Care via Integration of Chaplains with Mental Health Care.

To provide background, the DOD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategies (IMHS) were established in an effort to improve access to care for veterans and service members, especially in the provision of sustained mental health care. There were twenty-eight strategic action (SA) initiatives that were targeted, one of which was to better integrate chaplains in both DOD and VA health settings for a more holistic approach to care which incorporates spiritual care and assessments. Dr. Jeff Rhodes was the co-lead for this initiative who worked in conjunction with many DOD and VA professionals, including the VA leads Dr. Keith Meador of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Jason Nieuwsma of Duke University.

In FY2011, the DOD-VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund (Joint Incentive Fund) was created by Congress to encourage sharing initiatives to further health care and accessibility in and across the Departments. $100 million was set apart to support key enterprise issues affecting healthcare within the Departments. The IMHS SA#23 leadership team submitted a grant proposal within the Joint Incentive Fund parameters entitled: "Improving Patient-Center Care via Integration of Chaplains with Mental Health Care." The basis of the proposal was to provide training for chaplains and mental health providers in the provision of evidence-based, integrative practices, particularly for those providers within a mental health or medical treatment facility setting. This proposal was accepted by the approving committee, and was awarded a grant for $2.7 million to conduct training in schools, existing clinical settings, and via web-based initiatives. The project is due to begin momentarily with curriculum planning and site selection. Intended outcomes are better informed chaplain and mental health providers in each Department, with improved holistic care through better provision of spiritual health principles for service members and veterans.

The DOD Chaplain Program has advanced significantly since Dr. Rhodes's arrival at DCoE. Bolstering training activities through this funding will help ensure a sustainable impact on the target population.


2/19/2013

CCSi Awarded DHS Contract

CCSi was recently awarded a new task order under its GSA IT 70 Schedule to provide the DHS OCIO's Enterprise System Development Office (ESDO) with IT security and IT systems engineering services to maintain the security baselines of all ESDO systems in accordance with the DHS Sensitive Systems Policy Directive 4300 A. The Directive serves as a foundation for DHS Components to develop and implement their IT security programs.

To view the press release, please visit:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130219005086/en/CCSi-Awarded-DHS-Contract


1/18/2013

CCSi Awarded Subcontract for Army Software and Systems Engineering Services - Next Generation (SSES NEXGEN) IDIQ

CCSi was awarded an IDIQ subcontract by CGI Federal, Inc. to provide Software and Systems Engineering Services under the US Army CECOM LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT COMMAND, Next Generation (SSES NEXGEN) IDIQ.


1/2/2013

The CCSi Light the Night Walks for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Fight Blood Cancer were a Great Success

More than 40 people walked a total of 6 miles in the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia walks and then enjoyed dinner at Cosi, Harry's and Potbelly with fellow walkers hosted by CCSi. CCSi, its employees, their friends and relatives raised a whopping $10,000.00, which was twice our goal. Thanks to everybody who participated in the walks and made donations.

To read more about the Walks, please visit: http://ccsin.com/ccsi-light-the-night-walks.asp


11/9/2012

CCSi's Stu Rabinowitz featured in the HealthcareITNews article "Continuity of care: 4 benefits of the DoD and VA's integrated EHR"

Stu Rabinowitz, CCSi's Chief Technology Officer, discusses the benefits of integrating DoD and VA Electronic Health Records (EHRs) with Benjamin Harris, New Media Producer for Healthcare IT News:

To view the article, please visit: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news


10/31/2012

CCSi Gains Prime Contract Position on MHS TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis, and Management Support (TEAMS) IDIQ Vehicle

CCSi announced that it has acquired a prime contract position on the TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis and Management Support (TEAMS) IDIQ. The company gained the prime contract position as part of a recent acquisition of a privately held company's Military Health Solutions division, which included healthcare contracts and the healthcare professionals supporting them.

To view the article, please visit: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121031005185


An abridged version of the press release was published as an article in Govconwire.
To view the article, please visit: http://www.govconwire.com/2012/10


10/31/2012

CCSi-OSD Team Earns High Marks

CCSi was recognized by the OSD CIO for contributions to an important OSD readiness inspection. Receiving a Certificate of Appreciation at the Enterprise Information Technology Services Directorate (EITSD) Town Hall, the CCSi team was noted as providing outstanding service and support to EITSD. The award read -

"Their teamwork and initiative were instrumental in the highly successful outcome for the EITSD and its Information Assurance Program in support of an annual readiness Inspection. The team organized and prepared documentation for the inspection, parsing DISA checklist to ensure relevancy, developing an inventory of support documentation, meeting internal deadlines for document updates, and populating a SharePoint repository so that all the required items were readily available in a single easily accessible location. The team's hard work and careful diligence resulted in OSD's receiving the highest possible rating, and due to the quality of EITSD's submission the inspection was completed a full day and a half early. EITSD would like to recognize and thank the team for their support and service to OSD."


10/15/2012

CCSi's Joe Beal was recently interviewed by Sramana Mitra for the "Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing Series"

Joe Beal's interview by Sramana Mitra for the "Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing Series" can be found on SramanaMitra.com. Each Thought Leaders interview is broken down into 4 to 5 parts, typically released a day at a time.

Joe's interviews:
Part 1 : http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/10/15
Part 2 : http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/10/16
Part 3 : http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/10/17
Part 4 : http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/10/18


10/9/2012

CCSi's Stacey Brooks quoted in the October issue of Military Information Technology

The article "Cloud Atlas" discusses DoD's strategy for migrating by stages to cost-saving cloud computing. To view the article and Stacey's quote, please visit: http://www.military-information-technology.com


9/27/2012

CCSi Named #10 on FCW's Top 50 Woman-Owned Business List!

The top 50 government-focused companies owned by women did brisk business with the federal government. The rankings are based on government procurement data for fiscal 2011, which was analyzed using product and service codes for IT, systems integration and other professional services.

To read more about this article, please visit: http://fcw.com/articles/2012


9/27/2012

CCSi's Charity Efforts featured in Bisnow's 6 Great Causes article

CCSi's charity efforts for the Manna Food Bank and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk are highlighted in Bisnow's 6 Great Causes article. Please visit: http://www.bisnow.com.


9/13/2012

CCSi's Joe Beal provides comments on Interdependencies and Data Flows in the Dark Reading article "5 Frequently Forgotten Factors In Assessing Risk"

To view Joe's quote in Dark Reading, please visit: http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management


9/10/2012

CCSi's Stu Rabinowitz featured in the HIMSS article "An Informaticist's Perspective on Applying Public Policy on the Job"

CCSi's Stu Rabinowitz featured in HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights.
To view Stu's article, please visit: http://www.himss.org


8/23/2012

CCSi's Joe Beal provides comments in the Federal Times article "As Technology goes Mobile, Network Managers try to keep up"

CCSi's Joe Beal discusses cyber-attacks on mobile networks in this Federal Times article.
To view Joe's discussion, please visit: http://ow.ly/dcEPI.


8/20/2012

CCSi and Foreground Security Awarded eCloud Contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Thriving Integrator Wins Largest Security Contract to Support Affordable Care Act through eCloud

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, cybersecurity and security services, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, and their partner Foreground Security, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS's) new virtual data center, eCloud. Unifying CMS's data center assets, eCloud provides centralized hosting, oversight and management of the agency's IT systems, supporting up-to-date, quality and efficient health care services for beneficiaries. Foreground Security is already supporting cybersecurity efforts for CMS on systems and applications that support the Affordable Care Act through eCloud.

Under the terms of the contract, which has a potential performance period of five-years and a ceiling value of over $30 million, CCSi and Foreground Security will partner with CMS to implement an operational security management program for eCloud. These efforts will support 24x7x365 security monitoring and configuration, tuning, monitoring and management of CMS government furnished equipment (GFE). Additionally, CCSi and Foreground Security will provide Security-as-a-Service to supplement current CMS security capabilities.

"This contract win demonstrates the strength of CCSi and Foreground Security's partnership and marks one of our greatest milestones as we establish a relationship with CMS and embark on a project to expand our impact in the healthcare arena," said Tor Opsahl, Executive Vice President of CCSi. "We are pleased to participate in this leading-edge program to support the Affordable Care Act and look forward to leveraging the full range of our team's security capabilities and healthcare thought leadership."

"We are extremely pleased to continue our strong partnership with CCSi and support the vital missions of CMS as the agency expands its technology programs and capabilities under the Affordable Care Act," said David Amsler, President and CIO of Foreground Security. "Together with our program partners, Foreground is committed to continuing to provide CMS the trusted and secure foundation necessary for eCloud and similarly critical IT systems."

CCSi is at the forefront of Health, Health IT and general IT services. For over 10 years, CCSi has worked with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through the modernization of My HealtheVet (MHV), a free, online Personal Health Record (PHR) that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their health care. CCSi also provides senior-level, subject matter expertise (SME) that is instrumental in supporting DoD Health environment initiatives for DoD TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Force Health Protection and Readiness (FHP&R), Defense Health Board (DHB), Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH), and DoD Health Affairs.


8/3/2012

CCSi's Chris Ogden chosen as a 2012 Rising Star!

The Rising Star awards program honors employees in the public and private sectors who have made an early - and substantive - mark in the government technology community. The goal is to reward these individuals for their extraordinary achievements and to hold them up as an example and inspiration to others.

CCSi employee Chris Ogden was one of twelve who were selected for the 2012 Rising Star award. To read more about "2012 Rising Stars", please visit: http://fcw.com.

2012 Rising Stars - Chris Ogden, CCSi.pdf


7/12/2012

2011 Bronze Award by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

On July 9, 2011, the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) announced the winners of its annual Vision Awards Annual Report Competition. The Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) 2011 Annual Report won a Bronze Level Award in the Government - City, State, National Category.

The CCSi communications team was responsible for writing and producing this Report. The Report showcases the integral advancements that DCoE contributed to over the past year in the realm of psychological health and traumatic brain injury by highlighting products, programs, initiatives and achievements of 2011. The Report also provides information about future initiatives that will improve standards of care for Warriors.

The LACP Vision Awards Annual Report Competition is the world's largest annual report competition, and in 2011 drew one of the largest submissions ever, representing a broad range of industries and organizational sizes. More than 5,500 entries representing upwards of 24 countries were received. The LACP was established in 2001 in order to create a forum within the public relations industry that facilitates discussion of best-in-class practices within the profession while also recognizing those who demonstrate exemplary communications capabilities.

The 2011 DCoE Annual Report received a total score of 96 out of a possible 100, and was highlighted as a Top 100 report.

www.lacp.com/2011vision/awards-annual-report-competition-creative-computing-solutions.htm


6/20/2012

CCSi's Zhenia Klevitsky quoted in E-Commerce Times on CIO-SP3

CCSi employee Zhenia Klevitsky was quoted in the E-Commerce Times in regards to CCSi's recent CIO-SP3 contract award. To view Zhenia's quote, please visit: http://www.ecommercetimes.com


6/4/2012

CCSi Awarded Position on $20 Billion CIO-SP3 IDIQ Contract

Thriving Integrator Wins Coveted Position to Support the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced that it has been awarded a position on the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) CIO-SP3 IDIQ. CIO-SP3 is a successor to the highly successful CIO-SP2i and the Image World2 New Dimensions GWACs. The broad-based IT contract focuses on health and biomedical-related IT services, with a 10 year period of performance, representing new business for CCSi.

The IDIQ, which has a ceiling of $20 billion, has 10 task areas. All task-areas will be used to support health-related missions. CCSi will compete for task orders to provide services that expand its healthcare service offerings from modernizing existing health IT systems to IT clinical support services to telemedicine. Task areas include: Healthcare IT Services, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support, Imaging, Outsourcing, IT Operations and Maintenance, Integration Services, Government Outsourcing, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance, Digital Government, Enterprise Management Systems, and Software Development.

"Winning a position on the IDIQ as one of the large business integrators is a testament to our long-standing history of superior service, especially in health-related IT verticals," said Naren Bewtra, President and COO of CCSi. "This award enables us and our large and small business teammates to provide a wide array of innovative solutions in health IT and other functional areas to NIH and other federal agencies. As we further expand our footprint, competing against larger business integrators, we maintain our agility and flexibility in providing mission success to our federal customers. We look forward to helping NITAAC reach significant health-related mission milestones."

For the past 10 years, CCSi has positioned themselves at the forefront of Health, Health IT, and general IT services. CCSi currently works with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) through the modernization of My HealtheVet (MHV), a free, online Personal Health Record (PHR) that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their health care. CCSi is also instrumental in supporting the DoD Health environment across the globe, providing senior-level, subject matter expert (SME) supporting initiatives that achieve clinical, research, and educational goals for DoD TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Force Health Protection and Readiness (FHP&R), Defense Health Board (DHB), Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH), and DoD Health Affairs.


5/18/2012

Joe Beal, CCSi's IT Security Program Manager, quoted in Federal Computer Week (FCW) on Data Center Consolidation

Joe Beal was quoted on the following topics:

How to Make Continuous Security Monitoring Work
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Tougher Sledding Ahead for Data-Center Consolidation
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5/11/2012

CCSi's Dr. Tor Opsahl featured on Federal News Radio

Tor Opsahl was interviewed on Federal News Radio on how CCSi does business with federal agencies.
To listen to Tor's interview, please visit: www.federalnewsradio.com.


4/13/2012

CCSi's Stuart Rabinowitz featured on Capital Insider - CCSi touts the Yelp of Government Healthcare

The internet has produced a new savvy brand of consumer. Web sites like "Yelp" and "Angie's List" let shoppers compare brands, read customer reviews, and give feedback of their own. A tech company based in Rockville wants to bring that same kind of service to government health care. The goal: develop a site where military members can go to access data on doctors and hospitals. It's a concept that could be worth a lot of money. Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. is one of more than a dozen companies competing for part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' $12 billion T4 program. Senior Director for Technology and Architecture Stu Rabinowitz discussed the concept on Capital Insider.

View Stuart Rabinowitz's TV Interview


4/3/2012

CCSi's Manju Bewtra (Founder and CEO) and Naren Bewtra (President and COO) featured in Tech Bisnow

Manju and Naren Bewtra, husband and wife team that runs Rockville, Md.-based CCSi, an IT government contractor

How did you meet? As grad students at the University of Delhi, India, in 1962. We then went to Cornell for our doctorate degrees in 1965 and developed a closer relationship. We were married in 1968 after getting our parents' permission.

Any kids/grandchildren? Two adult children; five grandchildren.

How long have you worked together? We taught at Cornell in 1973 and then went our separate ways to pursue government contracting careers. Manju started CCSi in 1992 and asked Naren to join her as COO and president seven years ago.

What's your secret for getting along at work? We separate our responsibilities based on each of our strengths. When we differ on decisions, we make a decision and then put our collective shoulders to the wheel for execution.

How do you have fun outside of work? Grandchildren, community events, watch ice hockey (Naren is the big hockey nut), and reading.


3/8/2012

CCSi featured in Diversity Careers

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc (CCSi, Rockville, MD) is a management and IT consulting firm that serves a number of federal government customers. Founded in 1992, CCSi specializes in business process transformation, project management services, security and info assurance solutions and enterprise systems engineering.

Most of the disabled vets at CCSi have disabilities like PTSD that are not obvious. The vets are more noteworthy to their fellow employees as high achievers than as people with disabilities, and their teammates may not even know about their military training and service.

Naren Bewtra, COO of CCSi, says the company recognizes the "value added by hiring veterans who have a unique technology-related skill set. At a time when many service members are facing the challenge of finding employment opportunities, having a disability is not a setback for them but rather a motivation. They have a desire and dedication to succeed. Despite their disabilities, we have seen our hired veterans grow and inspire others with their unwavering work ethic."

Sarah Robbins, HRVP, adds that CCSi's vets have an in-depth understanding of customers' missions and challenges. "Our veterans bring a work ethic rooted in service to our country and the know-how to create, develop and deliver solutions that work for our government customers. At a time when many service members are facing the challenge of finding employment opportunities, being a vet with a disability is not a setback for our people. These men and women have a proven dedication to success."

Chris Ogden grew up in Philadelphia, PA enjoying running, hiking and swimming, and chose to pursue a BSCS at Penn State University. He graduated in 2006, enlisted in the Air Force and went on for Air Force tech school training. In 2010 he received an associate degree in applied science in IS from the Community College of the Air Force, part of the U.S. Air University (Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Montgomery, AL).

Besides his degree, Ogden has earned certifications including Security+, SnortCP (Certified Professional) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)..

Since 2010 Ogden has worked for CCSi, placed as an incident response analyst for the office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) at an off-site location at the Mark Center (Alexandria, VA). It's a challenging role, he says: a fusion of "network forensics, damage assessment, cleanup and user education.".

Ogden specializes in offensive security: fighting the hackers. He says it's important to get into the minds of the bad guys and determine how they plan to infiltrate a system, "so we can get out in front and stop them before they achieve their goals.".

Before this job Ogden worked in the active duty Air Force. He spent four years in the government network ops center at Andrews Air Force base supporting the executive airlift communications network where he provided mobile communications on jets like Air Force One for the president, VP, secretary of defense, secretary of state, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, congressmen and combat commanders.

Close to the end of his four years of active duty Ogden thought he was moving into a job with the U.S. computer emergency readiness team (US-CERT). A couple of weeks later he was rushed to the office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), responding to an incident with two federal aircraft. Eventually he moved to OSD as the more interesting challenge..

Now separated from the military and classified as disabled because of a medical condition, Ogden still finds himself surrounded by people focused on the greater good. "I'm not here because I drew from a location lottery," says Ogden. "I'm here because I can contribute to the mission just like everybody else."


3/6/2012

CCSi featured in Tech Bisnow: CCSi celebrating 20 years and Suzanne Petrie Liscouski joins CCSi to lead its homeland security business strategy

CCSi president Naren Bewtra will be blowing out 20 candles this year. That's two decades since the Rockville, Md., firm's launch. (Although CCSi doesn't look a day past 19.) The company has been winning 99 percent of its revenue from VA, DHS, and DOD, and there's no desire to move away from that. Its niche is program management and business process transformation, info assurance and cybersecurity, and healthcare services, all areas where agencies are spending contracting dollars. Naren came on board over a decade after his wife, Manju, launched the firm. Since then he's been leading a major transformation, using all he learned as a scientist, professor, and entrepreneur. (Manju was visiting the couple's brand new grandbaby twins the day we visited.)

CCSi recently hired Suzanne Petrie Liscouski to lead its homeland security business strategy. After a career analyzing security threats for DOD, DHS, the White House, and TASC, Suzanne has an insider's view of the agency. She had close ties to former DHS secretaries Tom Ridge (he gave a toast at her wedding) and Michael Chertoff. She says the experience gave her insight into one of the agency's major challenges: securely connecting its workforce, which often works in remote locations. DHS's challenges are even more complex as a relatively new agency. She also runs after her three-year-old and trains baby horses to be horse jumpers on her family's 35-acres farm.

The company, a former 8(a) program participant, pursues full and open contracts, going against big guns like Booz Allen, SAIC and General Dynamics. And it's proven to be a competitor, having won a place on several large contracts like Eagle and T4. Annual revenue growth has been at 30 percent and Naren says he's very bullish on IT fed work despite budget cuts.


2/14/2012

CCSi Commends 20 Years of Mission Milestones

Firm Applauds Federal Customers and Employees for Their Dedication to the Nation's Citizens

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, business process transformation, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, is celebrating two decades of employee dedication to helping numerous federal agencies reach mission-critical goals. CCSi commends their partner agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for implementing innovative and cost-effective solutions that better serve the needs of citizens, war veterans, and the men and women who dedicate their lives to our country.

"Our success is a testament to the federal agencies we have partnered with to make a difference in the lives of the citizens they serve. Our long-standing history of superior service and proven results is evident within the success of helping our federal customers achieve business and IT related missions," said Dr. Naren Bewtra, president and COO of CCSi. "We will continue to expand our footprint in the federal market, maintaining the same level of commitment and quality of work that our customers have come to expect over the past 20 years."

Founded in 1992, CCSi has graduated from a small business to a mid-tier level firm, making a significant impact in the IT government space. The firm, however, still remains as agile, flexible, and responsive as it was as a small company. The company has won more EAGLE contracts, as a prime contractor, than any other small business, and was recently awarded one of eight (8) positions for large businesses under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' T4 IDIQ contract vehicle valued at $12 billion. In addition, CCSi demonstrated their capabilities of supporting federal IT and security through awarded task orders under the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office (V/CHIO) and under the Alliant Small Business (ASB) Contract Vehicle, and to add several new customers such as the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Network Services Department.

"I cannot thank enough the employees of CCSi who have dedicated themselves day-after-day to the solving the biggest challenges our nation and government customers face today," said Dr. Manju Bewtra, Founder and CEO of CCSi. "I am proud to work side-by-side with our seasoned team of experts who are committed to meeting our customers' needs through exceptional service, industry-leading innovation, and an unyielding passion for mission success."

CCSi is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and environment that thrives on the highest level of ethics and integrity. Individuals throughout the company are often recognized for their tireless dedication to furthering the expertise CCSi provides to its clients and the philanthropic impact the company as a whole makes on both local and worldwide charities. Members of the CCSi team were recently awarded Washington Business Journal's "2011 Women Who Mean Business" award, the AFCEA NOVA and March of Dimes "Rising Heroine in Technology" award, and one of Federal Computer Week's "Rising Stars" award.


1/27/2012

Liscouski hones her focus on homeland security at Rockville contractor

Superior Civilian Service Medal recipient was early to the sector

Suzanne Petrie Liscouski was in the Pentagon that Sept. 11 when the jetliner struck.

"A plane flying into a building is not a sound you want to hear," said Liscouski, who recently was named director of homeland security for Creative Computing Solutions. The Rockville government contractor provides program and project management services, security and information assurance and enterprise systems engineering.

"I actually thought it was a bomb at first," she said.

Shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks, Liscouski got in on the ground floor of the burgeoning homeland security sector. As director for North American affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, she joined a homeland security task force and was involved in the early policy and planning stages of the U.S. Northern Command. That program consolidated existing homeland defense and civil support missions previously under various military branches.

In 2004, Liscouski joined the Department of Homeland Security, which had formed two years earlier, as director for Latin America. She was responsible for strategy, policy creation, federal and international coordination of security, and immigration policy within North America, Central and South America and the Caribbean, along with management of U.S.-Mexico border issues.

"It was one of the most intriguing jobs I've had," she said. "There was no manual on how to do things. It was uncharted territory."

Growing up in Connecticut in a family of military veterans, Liscouski was attracted to foreign affairs. She earned a bachelor's in International Affairs from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and a master's in foreign and defense policy from American University in Washington, D.C.

Her first job after grad school was as an intelligence analyst for the Department of the Army, primarily focusing on the Andean Ridge countries in South America. She did such good work there that she received the Superior Civilian Service Medal in 1996, the Army's "third highest" award for employees, according to that branch.

More awards followed, and within 14 years of graduating from Sweet Briar, Liscouski was called on to give the commencement address in 2005. Subsequent commencement speakers at that college include former labor secretary Elaine Chao, Miss Manners columnist Judith Martin and PBS journalist Margaret Warner.

The class of 2005 wanted a speaker who "would make a strong impact and had vast experience in governmental affairs," according to a statement released this week from the office of college President Jo Ellen Parker. Liscouski's "life experiences and career choices were germane as they moved into the next phase of their lives."

Liscouski's other government positions included Mexico director in the White House Drug Policy Office and director for Latin American programs at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. She also worked in the private sector as business development director, international and homeland security accounts, at Northern Virginia contractor TASC.


1/17/2012

CCSi Names Suzanne Petrie Liscouski Director of Homeland Security

Seasoned DoD and DHS Expert to Drive Mid-Tier Business' Growth Strategy as it Competes in the Full and Open Category

Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Petrie Liscouski to Director of Homeland Security. In this role, Liscouski will build on the company's solid program management experience in the DHS to secure more advanced security and enterprise systems architecture projects.

"For 20 years, our DHS customers have entrusted CCSi with their most complex program management and IT challenges – and as partners we've achieved mission success every time," said Dr. Naren Bewtra, COO and President of CCSi. "The breadth and depth of Suzanne's experience, coupled with her passion for supporting our nation's security, make her a perfect addition to our team as we foster our growing partnership with the DHS."

Liscouski brings more than 15 years of experience in the Pentagon, White House and DHS to strengthen CCSi's current programs and future efforts. Her government portfolio included counter-terrorism, counternarcotics, border and maritime security and the full range of policy issues in coordination with each of the DHS components and foreign partners, with a focus on Mexico and Latin America. Liscouski has served as a subject matter expert and liaison between senior agency officials, the executive branch and foreign government counterparts and was involved in the early policy and planning stages of USNORTHCOM.

"One of the primary reasons I chose to work with CCSi is that they are fully dedicated to serving their federal customers – senior leadership and staff, alike – they truly believe it is the right thing to do for their country," said Liscouski. "This unwavering focus that lies in the nexus of defense and security directly aligns with my values as a professional. I am elated to continue my career supporting the homeland security mission with CCSi."

Most recently, Liscouski served as Business Development Director, International and Homeland Security Accounts, for TASC, Inc. At TASC, Liscouski provided strategic business development counsel and support for the organizations' Homeland Security and Defense department pursuits, including strategy around multi-billion dollar IDIQ proposal efforts.


11/28/2011

CCSi Awarded Three New Contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs

Series of Successful Task Orders Marks Progress in Recently-Graduated Small Business' Mission to Support the IT and Security Priorities of the U.S. Federal Government.

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced that it received and began work in September on three new contracts, building upon their existing work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) respectively.

Under the terms of the first contract, which was awarded by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office (V/CHIO), CCSi will provide support for the secure delivery of health information services, business, and clinical work flow processes, including "Secure Messaging"; "Blue Button"; "My Recovery Plan"; "Health Risk Appraisal"; "Veterans Virtual Library"; and additional Personal Health Record (PHR) services.

The company also received a task order under the Alliant Small Business (ASB) Contract Vehicle to support the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Network Services Department. CCSi will provide strategic planning and business process engineering services to assist the agency's effort to define policies for its DoD-wide 'Unified Communications' planning and deployment strategy.

Additionally, CCSi was awarded a contract under the DHS EAGLE IDIQ, which will allow CCSi to build on its current security and information assurance services implementation within the DHS' Security Operations Center (SOC). CCSi will provide information technology (IT) support services, including engineering and monitoring of the unclassified networks of the DHS headquarters (DHS HQ) Security Operations Center (SOC).

"Each of these contracts is evidence of our continuing evolution and long-standing history of superior service and proven results in achieving our federal customers' business and IT-related missions," said Manju Bewtra, founder & CEO of CCSi. "As we continue to expand our footprint in the federal market, we will maintain the same focus and commitment to our customers' success that has set us apart in the federal contracting community, to date."


11/17/2011

CCSi Continues Award Streak as Founder and CEO Honored as One of Washington Business Journal's "2011 Women Who Mean Business"

Accolade Arrives on the Heels of a String of Recognitions for CCSi's Commitment to Continued Growth and Service.

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today congratulates Dr. Manju Bewtra for being named an Honoree of the Washington Business Journal's eighth annual Woman Who Mean Business Award. Dr. Bewtra is one of 25 outstanding women selected who have made significant contributions to business and the community within the Washington DC Metro area.

"Her unshakable technical expertise, strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect complex systems in life and technology make her an inspiration to employees and a hero to members of the local community."

The Women Who Mean Business awards program is designed to honor the region's most influential businesswomen. Women from every industry and profession are recognized for the difference they make in their communities, and the mark they are leaving on Washington DC business as they blaze a trail for other women community leaders to follow. Washington Business Journal, along with premium sponsor, Capital One Bank, will recognize the honorees at an evening awards program to be held November 17, 2011 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Also, honored individuals will be profiled in the Nov. 18-24 edition of the Washington Business Journal.

"Manju has been the guiding force behind taking CCSi from a small business into a major force in the IT government contract space," said Naren Bewtra, COO/President of CCSi. "unshakable technical expertise, strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect complex systems in life and technology make her an inspiration to employees and a hero to members of the local community."

Dr. Bewtra is recognized as an honoree for her tireless commitment to maintaining the diverse workforce and environment she originally founded on ethics and integrity nearly two decades ago. Under her leadership, the company was recently awarded one of eight positions for large businesses under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' T4 IDIQ contract vehicle valued at $12 billion. From letters of commendation to corporate, program and individual awards earned through her leadership, CCSi continues to be recognized for the difference they make and the value they provide to their federal customers and to the men and women who serve our country. Dr. Bewtra balances her robust academic and professional career with meaningful family life and self-less contributions to her community that has inspired a corporate culture driven by social change.

CCSi's people-centered philosophy not only has won them countless superior customer service awards, but has also cultivated a unique group of individuals - dedicated to serving local communities through their extreme commitment to social responsibility and helping others. Dr. Bewtra and Benefits Specialist, Tiffany Mensah, were both honored as finalists in the AFCEA NOVA and March of Dimes Heroines in Technology Awards. Mensah would go on to be named as the "Rising Heroine in Technology". In addition, Project Manager Gaurav Mathur was recently recognized as Federal Computer Week's "Rising ".


10/30/2011

Praises - Campaign for Compassion...Love Your Neighbor

Thank you Ms. Manju Bewtra, Ph.D., CCSI

In August, the Mission experienced a flood in the furnace room which required the water to be shut off. The Mission was not able to provide food, shelter and other vital services.

The next day the malfunctioning pumps and drain were fixed at a cost of $17K.

Immediately upon hearing of our need, Ms. Manju Bewtra, Ph.D., CEO and founder of CCSI (Creative Computing Solutions, Inc.), came to the Mission with a large donation to help pay the bill. We are so thankful for Ms. Bewtra and her compassionate generosity - and we thank our Lord God for providing for all of our needs!


10/27/2011

CCSi's Tiffany Mensah Honored as an AFCEA NOVA and March of Dimes "Rising Heroine in Technology"

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, announced today that Benefits/Payroll Specialist, Tiffany Mensah, was honored with the "Rising Heroine in Technology" award at the eleventh annual Heroines in Technology Awards gala held on Friday, October 21st at the Hyatt Regency Reston. The Heroines in Technology Awards, presented by The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) and the March of Dimes, recognizes women in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia technology industries who demonstrate community leadership.

Ms. Mensah has been the guiding force behind CCSi's widespread culture of volunteerism. Each month, she drives participation to the company's charitable initiatives through the corporate social responsibility program, Community Involvement Programs (CIPs). As a result of her vision and effort Ms. Mensah and her colleagues are able to make a bigger impact than any of them could do alone. Ms. Mensah's dedication to volunteerism, undeniable leadership and the indelible impression she has left on the local community, contributed to selecting her not only as a Heroine in Technology, but as a rising star among her peers.

"We had an exceptional list of finalists this year and would like to congratulate and applaud each and every one of them," said Bridget Bean, Event Co-Chair and District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration. "Tiffany Mensah has demonstrated tremendous success both serving her community and the technology industry, and we are proud to honor her with this award."

Heroines in Technology award winners were announced at a black-tie gala on October 21, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va. Proceeds from the event will support local March of Dimes programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to reduce the occurrence of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


9/30/2011

DISA Strategic Planning and Business Process Re-Engineering Support

CCSi has been awarded a contract to provide strategic planning (technical, programmatic, and process engineering) expertise to assist the DISA Network Services (NS) Directorate in the development of plans, processes, and documentation supporting implementation of the Department of Defense Unified Capabilities. CCSi will support the DISN Capabilities Center (NS2) in the planning and management of the migration and integration of DISN Services and DoD Unified Capabilities providing a full set of end-to-end converged services that provide information superiority to the Commander in Chief, Combatant Commanders, senior leadership, Services, Agencies, and the warfighter. Additionally, CCSi will support the DISN Process Improvement Office (NSF) in facilitating cultural change and process improvement increasing the speed of delivery and reliability of all DISN Unified Capabilities Network Services.


9/27/2011

CCSi Awarded a Contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support My HealtheVet (MHV) Personal Health Record (PHR) deployment.

MHV is a web-based application that creates an online environment where Veterans, family, and clinicians may come together to optimize Veterans's health care.

CCSi is supporting the national rollout of Secure Messaging, Blue Button, My Recovery Plan, Health Risk Appraisal, Veterans Virtual Library and PHR services and features, along with the commensurate integration and adoption of business and clinical workflow processes across the country. In addition, Secure Messaging efforts will focus in the areas of Primary Care, Sub-specialty care, and non-clinical services. Implications of MHV and its associated features and services are far-reaching: (1) Veterans and Clinicians will be able to communicate and collaborate more easily; (2) the resulting on-line environment will map closely to clinical business practices; (3) Veterans will have an enhanced capability to share their health related information with their famines, advocates, and their healthcare providers both inside and outside the VA. In short MHV is dramatically improving the quality of care for Veterans. Having been a part of the MHV team since 2005, CCSi is proud to be able to continue to support our Veterans and this important VA program into the future.


8/29/2011

CCSi CEO & founder Manju Bewtra and Benefits Specialist Tiffany Mensah Honored as Finalists in the March of Dimes' Heroines in Technology Awards

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program management, enterprise systems engineering, and security and information assurance solutions to the federal government, today announced that Manju Bewtra and Tiffany Mensah have been named as finalists in the eleventh annual Heroines in Technology Awards. The Heroines in Technology Awards, presented by The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA) and the March of Dimes, recognizes women in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia technology industries who demonstrate community leadership.

A finalist in the program's Rising Heroine category, Tiffany Mensah, spearheads CCSi's corporate social responsibility program, Community Involvement Programs (CIPs). In the past year alone, Tiffany and her colleagues have donated more than 175 pounds of food items to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and donated more than 400 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls through the program. She considers her greatest single contribution to date to be the book drive she coordinated with the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International that resulted in the donation of 450 books to the center.

"The immense human compassion and volunteerism our company shows is both humbling and overpowering. We could not be more proud of both Manju and Tiffany for being named finalists in this year's Heroines in Technology Awards," said Dr. Naren Bewtra, COO of CCSi. "It is an award that represents their extreme commitment to both social responsibility and their dedication to helping community members around the world.

"A finalist in the program's Corporate Heroine category, CCSi founder and CEO, Manju Bewtra has been the guiding force behind the company's widespread culture of volunteerism. A strong advocate for women and children's rights, Manju is actively involved in fundraising efforts for ASHA for Women, a non-profit that seeks to empower women and children of South Asian-descent combat domestic violence, and Muskaan, a nonprofit organization that provides mentally challenged children in New Delhi, India with learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom. She also has a long standing personal philosophy and commitment for contributing a portion of the CCSi yearly profit to many organizations involved in healthcare research and improving the quality of life for people around the globe as well as within the US.

"We're thrilled to have seen so much interest in this year's Heroines in Technology Awards call for nominations," said Bridget Bean, Event Co-Chair and District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration. "Women in our area are doing extraordinary things within the community, and our intent is that these awards recognize finalists for their passion and dedication to the technology industry. We congratulate everyone for their hard work and wish the finalists luck in the competition."


8/25/2011

CCSi Gaurav Mathur Recognized as Federal Computer Week's "Rising Stars" in 2011

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program management, enterprise systems engineering, and security and information assurance solutions to the federal government, proudly announced that Gaurav Mathur, a project manager and subject matter expert with CCSi, was honored with Federal Computer Week's 2011 Rising Star Award. Mathur is one of 25 individuals honored as an up-and-coming employee in the public or private sector who has made a substantive mark in the government information technology community. Honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges from a pool of more than 120 nominations.

Now in its 6th year, the award program honors individuals who have gone above and beyond their job description to make an impact, and who have clear potential to grow further within their organization and in the community at large.

Mathur was recognized for his significant contributions to both the Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). His work on the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) pilot projects further improved the continuity of care for active military personnel transitioning health and benefits records from the DoD to VA. As a result of his efforts, Veterans can now access and transfer treatment records seamlessly to private providers within the VA's legacy systems.

Mathur was also an integral part of the DoD and VA's Blue Button project, a team that completed the Presidential mandate of providing Veterans the ability to securely download their personal health information (PHR). With Mathur's help, the project was completed ahead of schedule, in three monthly cycles, delivering this valuable component of health care to Veterans faster and more securely.

"Mathur is both a leader and a dynamic team-player, and his ability to excel in both roles has fostered innovative developments in health information exchange standards," said Manju Bewtra, founder and CEO of CCSi. "He has brought visibility and transparency to the challenges facing federal and defense health organizations in their effort to provide quality care for returning soldiers and Veterans, and we are proud to congratulate him for his accomplishments in this public forum today."


8/18/2011

"Francis Rose, host of "Industry Chatter" and "In-Depth with Francis Rose," also interviewed Dr. Bewtra"

On August 18, 2011, Francis Rose, host of "Industry Chatter" and "In-Depth with Francis Rose," interviewed Dr. Bewtra regarding CCSi's history, core strengths, and Dr. Bewtra's vision for the company's future. An .mp3 of the recorded interview can be downloaded via the following link:
http://federalnewsradio.com/?sid=2502758&nid=17&_hw=francis+rose


8/10/2011

"WashingtonExec conducted an interview with CCSi's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Naren Bewtra"

On August 10, 2011, WashingtonExec conducted an interview with CCSi's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Naren Bewtra, which has since been published in the executive Q&A section of the publication. The article can be found through the following link:
http://www.washingtonexec.com/2011/08/qa-with-ccsis-naren-bewtra-physicist-and-teacher-by-trade/


8/8/2011

CCSi Awarded Position on the U.S. Department of Army $400 Million "ITS-SB" IDIQ Contract Vehicle

Fast rising enterprise IT & program management firm to support Army's standardization & interoperability initiatives

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management, enterprise systems engineering, and security and information assurance solutions to the federal government, today announced that is has been awarded a position on the Department of US Army's Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, Information Technology Services - Small Business (ITS-SB) for IT services and solutions.

Under the terms of the contract vehicle, which has a potential performance period of five-years and a ceiling value of $400 million, CCSi will partner with the Army to provide a full range of innovative, IT support services and solutions. These efforts will support the Army's enterprise infrastructure and infostructure goals and further the DoD and Department of Army's standardization and interoperability IT initiatives.

The opportunity to support and secure the Army's complex IT systems and information is a natural progression in our work with the DoD and DHS," said Manju Bewtra, founder and CEO of CCSi. "We are excited to contribute our focused enterprise IT and IA expertise to help the Army protect mission-critical information and improve agency operations by moving towards a standardized and interoperable network infrastructure."

Specific task areas include Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT), Information Assurance (IA), Independent Verification & Validation (IV & V), Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Engineering Services, Migration/Integration IT Services, and Warranty and Maintenance Support.


8/5/2011

Gaurav Mathur and George Mahler quoted in Healthcare IT News

CCSi's Gaurav Mathur and George Mahler were recently quoted in Healthcare IT News, where they discuss the impact of technological advances on accessing and processing healthcare information. Mr. Mathur and Mr. Mahler emphasize CCSi's work with the VA's HealtheVet program as an enabling technology to allow Veterans to become active participants in their own healthcare.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/telehealth-becomes-multi-dimensional


7/18/2011

CCSi Awarded Task Order with the VA Health Administration Product Enhancement (VA-HAPE) Portfolio

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) awarded CCSi a year contract for Technical Management Services (TMS) including a potential option year. The contract is within the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) supporting the VA Health Administration Product Enhancement (VA-HAPE) program and represents CCSi's first T4 award. CCSi will support the VA-HAPE PMO with TMS in the implementation and roll out of the ICD-10 remediation projects (36). CCSi provides a full range of services including the following: technical management support, software quality assurance, change/configuration management, architectural support, integration management, security management, implementation management/deployment support and independent testing support services.


7/18/2011

CCSi Awarded Position on $12 billion "T4" IDIQ Contract Vehicle with the Department of Veterans Affairs

Recently graduated small business takes its seat at the table as one of seven large business integrators selected to transform VA information technology

ROCKVILLE, Md. - July 18, 2011 - Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of project management, enterprise systems engineering, and security and information assurance solutions to the federal government, today announced that it has received an award under the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) acquisition program as one of fourteen prime contract holders.

The T4 contract, which has a performance-period of five years, will provide a broad range of task orders to support the VA's vision to integrate agency systems and modernize its IT infrastructure. CCSi will compete for task orders to provide services including program management; systems and software engineering; enterprise network, test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; cyber security; operation and maintenance services; training; and IT facility support.

CCSi has a long-standing history of providing services to the VA including major initiatives in both health and benefits administration providing an ideal foundation moving forward. The T4 program also supports the VA's goal of providing seamless access to benefits and health information systems. This includes support for development of a common joint platform for digital medical profiles with the Defense Department.

"Winning a position on the T4 contract vehicle as one of seven large businesses is a significant milestone for CCSi," said Manju Bewtra, founder & CEO of CCSi."It is a testament to the focused services and customer-centered culture our staff has provided the VA for more than seven years now. We look forward to continuing to provide the VA the same proven results and commitment to service as we compete in this larger arena."

About CCSI:

Founded in 1992, CCSi is a woman-owned, recently graduated small business specializing in business process transformation, project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering. A full service business solutions provider, CCSi offers federal clients end-to-end solutions and a Quality Management Program that provides a framework for continuous improvement in management, technical and communication processes. For more information about CCSi, please visit http://www.ccsin.com/


5/23/2011

AFCEA AND ACT-IAC HONOR DCOE FOR INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

CCSi Partners with DCoE to Connect Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Families, Health Professionals and the Public with Critical Information on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of project management, enterprise systems engineering, and security and information assurance solutions to the federal government, today congratulates the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) for winning two distinguished federal IT awards for its social media program.

DCoE's social media platforms support service members and their families throughout the deployment cycle, providing critical information on issues related to psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). DCoE social media also provides information on the newest and most effective resources for providers who work closely with wounded warriors. ACT-IAC and AFCEA Bethesda Chapter recognized the program for its innovative use of social media to encourage help-seeking behavior in soldiers with post-traumatic stress and/or TBI.

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) honored DCoE as one of seven recipients from nearly 100 program nominations with the Excellence and Innovation Award in the Use of Social Media. Additionally, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda Chapter presented its Outstanding Achievement Award for Social Media to the DCoE social media team for the development and management of DCoE's social media initiative.

The DCoE social media initiative incorporates Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Scribd, and the DCoE Blog to bridge communication gaps between service members, veterans and their families, healthcare providers, and the general public. These platforms facilitate open discussion about outstanding PH and TBI resources and programs provided by the Department of Defense (DoD), and specific services provided by associated community organizations. CCSi worked closely with DCoE to develop a comprehensive social media strategy that facilitates information sharing and collaboration between more than 50 military/veteran, PH, and/or TBI-focused organizations, including the DoD, each of the services, the MHS, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TRICARE, and Walter Reed Medical Center, among others.

"We are proud to be a part of DCoE's social media initiative because the agency has brought a topic that is neither 'fun' nor 'cool' to the forefront of conversation," said Dr. Manju Bewtra CEO and founder of CCSi. "Thanks to technology and the advent of social media, DCoE's message reaches thousands of people who may never have otherwise received support that could save or change their lives."

DCoE social media outlets can be found at the following locations:
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Scribd
DCoE Blog


4/12/2011

Defense Center of Excellence and CCSi are recognized by a second Government-wide award for its innovative use of social media in assisting wounded military service members affected with traumatic brain injuries and or psychological health concerns

On April 12, 2011, the AFCEA Bethesda Chapter announced the selection of CCSi client Defense Center of Excellence as receipt of the Chapter's Annual Achievement Award for its creative use of social media in serving injured uniformed members and their families. This Program, which CCSi strategic communications staff have been instrumental in developing, expanding, and managing, utilizes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Scribd, and the DCoE Blog to bridge communications and interaction between clinical, research, and educational staff and Warriors, their families, and military communities. DCoE's use of social media has been innovative and highly successful during a short time period, and with limited resources. This new and relatively unknown organization has brought a difficult topic to the forefront of an online environment in a conversational way. DCoE has leveraged its social media platforms to directly communicate with Service Members, Veterans, and their families, as well as health care providers and the general public, about the outstanding psychological health and traumatic brain injury resources and programs provided by the DoD. Thanks to technology and the advent of social media, DCoE's overarching message and associated conversations can span the globe, reaching thousands of people who may never have otherwise received information, support, and/or success stories that could save or change their lives. DCoE social media outlets can be found at the following locations:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Scribd
DCoE Blog

About the DCoE: DCoE's mission is to assess, validate, oversee and facilitate prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health and traumatic brain injury to ensure the DoD meets the needs of the nation's military communities, Warriors, and families. DCoE partners with the DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions to establish best practices and quality standards for the treatment of psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

In March 2011, DCOE/CCSi was awarded a Government-wide Award for IT Excellence from ACT/IAC for its innovative use of social media.


3/17/2011

CCSi and Defense Centers of Excellence win 2010 ACT-IAC Excellence.Gov award for Excellence and Innovation in the Use of Social Media

On March 16th, 2011 the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) revealed its seven winning government information technology (IT) programs during its 9th Annual Excellence.Gov Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. The annual event honors programs that have pushed the boundaries of innovation, quality, and overall effectiveness in the federal government's management and use of IT to improve services to citizens, enhance government operations, and provide a more open and transparent government.

A panel of 35 judges, made up of government and industry executives, considered nearly 100 programs before narrowing the field down to the seven winners recognized at this year's awards presentation. One of CCSi's Military Health System (MHS) customers, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), won the Excellence and Innovation in the Use of Social Media Award for the DCoE Social Media Program. This Program, which CCSi strategic communications staff have been instrumental in developing, expanding, and managing, utilizes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Scribd, and the DCoE Blog to bridge communications and interaction between clinical, research, and educational staff and Warriors, their families, and military communities. DCoE's use of social media has been innovative and highly successful during a short time period, and with limited resources. This new and relatively unknown organization has brought a topic that is neither "fun" nor "cool" to the forefront of an online environment in a conversational way. DCoE has leveraged its social media platforms to directly communicate with Service Members, Veterans, and their families, as well as health care providers and the general public, about the outstanding psychological health and traumatic brain injury resources and programs provided by the DoD. Thanks to technology and the advent of social media, DCoE's overarching message and associated conversations can span the globe, reaching thousands of people who may never have otherwise received information, support, and/or success stories that could save or change their lives. DCoE social media outlets can be found at the following locations:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Scribd
DCoE Blog

About the DCoE: DCoE's mission is to assess, validate, oversee and facilitate prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health and traumatic brain injury to ensure the DoD meets the needs of the nation's military communities, Warriors, and families. DCoE partners with the DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions to establish best practices and quality standards for the treatment of psychological health and traumatic brain injury.


2/15/2011

CCSi received certification for ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard

On February 15, 2011, CCSi was notified by BSI that it had achieved an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification. The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard requires a coordinated and structured integration of information security management, risk management, business impact analysis and controls necessary to safeguard CCSi's information assets. The standard addresses the physical and logical aspects of information security. Dr. Naren Bewtra, President and COO of CCSi, stated, "CCSI's achievement of the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification demonstrates that our information assurance and security practices and systems are equivalent to or exceed those of any other firm in the Federal market. Our commitment to quality principles and practices including continuous improvement is an integral part of the way our employees, our vendors, and our contractors do business."


12/23/2010

CCSi selected to participate in the VA's Formal Mentor/Protege Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that CCSi has been selected as one of the twenty mentors to participate in the VA's formal mentor/protege program designed help small businesses owned by service-disabled and other Veteran-owned small businesses become more competitive in the marketplace. CCSi has already initiated mentoring activities with our protege, CPS Professional Services, which will extend over 36 months. Our selection by the VA re-enforces CCSi's commitment to those men and women who have honorably served their country.


12/6/2010

Andy Adamshick joins CCSi as Senior Vice President for Administration

Dr. Naren Bewtra announced on December 6, 2010 that Andy Adamshick has joined CCSi as Senior Vice President for Administration. Andy possesses a proven track record of developing and leading high performance teams to consistently exceed established goals. He has demonstrated expertise in: Business Operations, Strategic Planning, HR Planning, Facilities Management, Quality Control, Engineering and Mergers/Acquisitions. He has previously held positions consistent with his areas of expertise in highly recognized organizations in the Federal Business market space.


10/5/2010

CCSi Mentor/Protege Program

CCSi announces the start up of a formal CCSi Mentor/Protege program. Dr Naren Bewtra, CCSi President, stated "CCSi has learned how to be successful supporting the unique missions of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security as a small business. The transfer of these valuable lessons-learned to emerging entrepreneurs is at the heart of CCSi's Mentor/Protege Program". Four small veteran-owned businesses have been selected as our initial proteges. CCSi has been honored to work with the men and women of VA and DHS. The partnerships that CCSi has enjoyed with these agencies and their personnel, especially during our formative years, has sharpened our desire to give back to citizens and our veterans. This program is one example.


9/24/2010

CCSi Wins OSD GIA Contract

On September 24, 2010, Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) was awarded a five-year contract by the Department of Defense (DoD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) with Governance and Information Assurance (GIA) services. The support will be provided primarily in the Washington, DC area and includes tasks in the following areas: IA Policy, Planning, and Process; IA Architecture, Engineering, and Integration; IA Operations; IA Education, Training & Awareness, Certification & Accreditation, and IA Support; Change Management; Configuration Management; Security Administration Services; Portfolio Management; and Information Assurance Officer (IAO) Support.


9/1/2010

CCSi Awarded ICE Disaster Recovery Contract

On September 1, 2010, Creative Computing Solutions, Inc (CCSi) was selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the prime contractor on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Disaster Recovery (DR) Services contract. The three year program provides Information Technology (IT) DR and Incident Management (IM) planning support to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The scope of services include program and project support, disaster recovery security, incident management; and testing, training, and exercise support. CCSi's has teamed with CRGT of Vienna, VA, and two industry-recognized Subject Matter Experts.


6/7/2010

CCSi received certification for IT Service Management System-ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005

CCSi is pleased to announce that on June 7, 2010 we received certification for IT Service Management System-ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005. Our IT Service Management System supports CCSi's Program Management Organization (PMO) and its service components for internal and external customers. The standard is important to CCSi as it distinguishes us from other Federal IT Contractors and demonstrates our management commitment to delivering quality Infrastructure Services by means of our Program Management disciplines, our Quality Programs, and the integration of all our Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008, CMMI-DEV Level3, CMMI-SVC + SSD Level 3, and ISO 20000) in support of our business and our customers.

The ISO/IEC 20000 standard focuses on the coordinated integration of IT Service Management and its direct relationship to providing service to our "Key Stakeholders", Business Components and our Federal clients. The ISO/IEC 20000 foundation standard requires the establishment of ongoing controls, efficiencies and trending analysis for continual improvement using industry best practices. This recognition also demonstrates our Managements commitment to delivering high quality solutions, service, and disciplines to meet our customers' complex business requirements.


6/1/2010

CCSi Program Director Honored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Brigadier General, Loree Sutton, MD, Director, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury publicly recognized Karen Triplett, CCSi Program Director for DoD Health Services, in June of 2010 for her superb leadership, subject matter expertise, professionalism, and willingness to collaborate with regard to the operation of the Defense Centers of Excellence. Karen was also cited for her efforts and her team's outstanding efforts supporting the DCoE in addressing the urgency and complexity of issues involving psychological health and traumatic brain injury.


1/8/2010

CCSi quality procedures certified ISO 9001:2008 compliant

CCSi has achieved its ISO 9001:2008 standards certification. This new ISO re-certification is a continuation of its ISO 9001 certification received in 2001 and a reflection of the company's commitment to a continual process improvement policy further outlined in CCSi's Quality Management System (QMS). CCSi's quality management standard operating procedures and related project documentation have been upgraded and institutionalized to the higher and more efficient standards conforming to the ISO 9001: 2008 standards' clauses. As a result, CCSi's brings its enhanced quality control and assurance procedures to ensure world-class project deliverables and to provide our customers with even higher levels of quality services.


1/5/2010

CCSi successfully completes SCAMPI audit for CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. has completed all requirements necessary to achieve the Maturity Level 3 (ML3) Certification for Capability Maturity Model Integration - Services (CMMI-SVC) v1.2 + Service System Development (SSD). A CMMI-SVC + SSD Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Class-A Appraisal was successfully conducted in December. The certification, once approved by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), will be classified as an Organizational Certification-the appraisal reviewed corporate and program-level processes, procedures, practices, and artifacts. The programs selected for evaluation represent CCSi's largest programs, covering over 70 percent of CCSi staff and revenue, and spanning all operating units within the company.


11/17/2009

CCSi achieves CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. has achieved its Certification for Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration - Development Maturity Level 3. The CMMI-DEV ML3 Certification represents the latest in CCSi's consistent, historical progression within the CMMI environment, and offers further validation of CCSi's organizational commitment to quality and process improvement. The ML3 Certification is classified as an Organizational Certification, as the SCAMPI-A audit reviewed processes, procedures, practices, and artifacts at both the corporate and program level, with relevant programs accounting for over 70 percent of CCSi staff and revenue, and spanning all operating units within the company.


11/1/2009

CCSi opens new business office in Arlington, VA

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc has opened a business office in Arlington (Rosslyn) Virginia to move our project staffs closer to our customer, the Department of Homeland Security, US Visit Program. This move will enhance our services and our collaborative efforts with our Government counterparts. Located at 1100 Wilson Boulevard in close-in Arlington, the facility will house CCSi employees serving DHS and will also provide meeting space for marketing and new business efforts as well as for other business areas.


9/25/2009

IT Enterprise Architecture Services for DHS Science and Technology Directorate

CCSi was awarded the Office of Information Technology (IT) Business Planning/Enterprise Architecture (EA) contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on September 25, 2009. The primary responsibility under this contract is to facilitate the alignment of IT investments with the specific goals of the DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate. CCSi will improve the IT EA process at S&T and provide DHS senior management a tool and process that both strategically and tactically aligns IT investments and resources. CCSi personnel working on site at S&T Headquarters will provide Enterprise Architecture support services including Development of the Business Architecture, Service Component Architecture, Data Architecture, Performance Architecture, and Technology Architecture.

The DHS S&T Directorate is tasked with researching and organizing the scientific, engineering and technological resources of the United States and leveraging these existing resources into technological tools to help protect the homeland. Work under this effort will involve providing support to S&T offices in order to ensure that S&T successfully meets the requirements outlined in all relevant DHS Management Directives and the e-Gov Act regarding the appropriate aligning of IT assets, investment, and resources into an integrated Federal Enterprise Architecture that maps to the mission, goals, and objectives of S&T.


9/8/2009

Support Services for DHS US-VISIT Program Office

On September 8, 2009 CCSi was selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as the prime contractor on the US-VISIT IDENT SERV Support contract. The five year program provides project management and technical support services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program's Identity Services Branch located in Rosslyn, VA. This effort supports the functional areas of Data Integrity Services, Law Enforcement & Intelligence (LE&I), Biometric Services, and Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning. CCSi provides all services necessary to prepare and deliver all project planning, project management, requirements analysis, technical performance, stakeholder integration/implementation, and continuity of operations support. For delivery of service on this contract CCSi has partnered with Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3), Global Technology Management (GTM), and Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP)

Additional support will include providing expert advice the Government needs to plan, assess, collaborate, monitor, evaluate program management, and to resolve technical issues involved in operating and sustaining this high-visibility Identity Services organization for the US-VISIT program, its stakeholders, and other related DHS programs and projects. This includes an increased workload associated with emergency operational requirements when needed.


3/27/2009

CCSi Wins Important IDIQ Contract at Federal Student Aid

After a proposal evaluation period of nearly a year, on March 27, 2009, the Department of Education awarded CCSi a small-business IDIQ contract for Financial Student Aid's EDSS Program and Project Management Support Services. CCSi was one of six firms to receive an award out of over 50 that submitted bids. The Office of Financial Student Aid will utilize this particular IDIQ contract to select bidders for forthcoming program management and IV&V work in conjunction with their business systems. CCSi assembled a small but complementary team including Keane, Inc. and Blue Canopy. Each company provides specific expertise to support CCSi and “bench strength” for larger, more complex task orders. We expect new task orders to be directly awarded or competed from this IDIQ contract beginning in fiscal year 2010 when ED's major business systems are re-engineered or re-competed.


2/2/2009

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) awarded GSA Alliant SB Contract

On December 18, 2008, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) an Alliant Small Business (SB) contract. The GSA has recently announced the Alliant SB Information Technology contract is available to accept task orders, issuing a Notice to Proceed on February 2, 2009. The contract has a five-year base period with one five-year option and is valued at $15 billion. Alliant SB is a Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle to provide IT solutions to client agencies across the federal government. The Alliant SB GWAC provides pre-competed, multiple award contracts for IT solutions structured to align with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA). The contract is designed to provide the flexibility to efficiently and effectively support the federal government's needs in its daily operations, its protection of infrastructure, and the development and marketing of emerging technologies. For more information about how to utilize CCSi's Alliant SB contract, visit www.ccsin.com/AlliantSB


1/7/2009

CCSi Continues Long Standing Support to Defense Health Board

In January 2009, CCSi was successful in its bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Force Health Protection and Readiness (FHP&R) Defense Health Board (DHB) Support, Analysis and Assessment Task Order, representing yet another successful recompete win for our company. This recompete was unique in that, although CCSi was the incumbent contractor and prime vendor, the task order recompete was conducted under a newly awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle on which CCSi is not a prime vendor. The TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis, and Management Support (or TEAMS) Contract, bid by prospective vendors in February 2006 and awarded to winners in February 2008, will serve as the TRICARE Management Activity's (TMA's) preferred contract vehicle for acquiring Program Management Support over the 10-year period (beginning in February 2008). CCSi is a subcontractor to Computer Technology Associates (CTA) on this contract, and as such will work through CTA to maintain existing work (should additional work be recompted under TEAMS) and increase our presence within TMA.

CCSi is tasked to provide services/support toward the management, growth, and execution of the DHB and its many responsibilities and activities. More specifically, CCSi will provide program-level subject matter expertise, advice, guidance, and support on administrative, clinical, and programmatic initiatives and issues. The overall objective of CCSi's tasking is to support the organization toward the achievement of all DHB goals and objectives. Finally, CCSi is tasked to support the development, implementation, promulgation, and management of policies and operations associated with DHB and its Subcommittees.

Our team is commited to providing exceptional support in every facet, to include the preparation of recommendation that will shape the DoD's vision to improve the health of Service members and ensure the delivery of optimal healthcare to all DOD beneficiaries.


9/29/2008

FEMA Awards Two New DHS EAGLE Contract Task Orders to CCSi

CCSi has been awarded two new task orders by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) EAGLE contract.

The DHS/FEMA National Preparedness Directorate awarded CCSi a three year contract on September 29, 2008 to provide IT Support Services to the Office of Business Operations (OBO). CCSi will provide on-site support to the OBO IT Technical Manager. Services to be provided by CCSi in support of the NPD OBO include liaison support with FEMA OCIO, responding to NPD leadership priority IT requests, providing IT related advisory support for NPD on-boarding & out-boarding processes, and providing technical advisory support for NPD system integrations.

CCSi was also awarded a contract on September 30, 2008 to provide FEMA, Informational Technology Enterprise Services Management Support through June 30, 2011. Support will be provided to the Information Technology Division (ITD) in the areas of: Enterprise Service Management Support for OCIO, Assessment of Mission and Business Needs, Performing Process and Workflow Modeling, Identifying and Analyzing Risk; and Preparing Cost-Benefit and Return-on-Investment Analyses.


9/26/2008

CCSi Awarded Second Program Support Contract by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Department of Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH).

The newly awarded Task Order, awarded on September 26, 2008 for a September 29, 2008 start date, provides for program management, strategic communications, outreach, clinical research/analysis, and executive-level administrative support to the DCoE Director and Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and Directorates.

Since November of 2007, CCSi has provided services and support for the organizational development and operation of the DOD Center of Excellence (DCoE) for TBI and PH in the areas of program management, strategic communications, outreach, clinical research/analysis, and executive-level administrative support. Our senior-level staff provides support and advises the DCoE Director, Chief of Staff, and other Senior Government Management Staff on administrative, clinical, and programmatic initiatives and issues, with the end objective being the achievement of all DCoE clinical, research, and educational goals. Additionally, CCSi's team of seasoned professionals has provided support for the development, implementation, promulgation, and management of policies and operations associated with the TBI and PH Programs. Finally, CCSi has provided SME-level program management support for the business process and business operation functions within the DCoE.

The DOD Task Force on Mental Health, established by Section 723 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, delivered its report of findings on June 12, 2007. That Report contained 95 recommendations and a strong, positive vision that called for a cultural change to improve and enhance the psychological health and fitness of all Active and Reserve Component Service members and their families. The DOD has embraced the vision and has developed a plan of action to address these 95 Task Force recommendations. To support these activities, CCSi's services to the DCoE are being augmented to provide increased support services to include: Executive Program Management Support (Subject Matter Expert Advisory), Executive Assistance Services, Media Support Services, and Event/Conference Planning and Logistical Support.


9/25/2008

Department of Education Announces CCSi Win of Enterprise Data Management contract for Federal Student Aid

On September 25, CCSi was notified that we had won the recompetition of our enterprise data management contract with Federal Student Aid, Department of Education (ED).

During the past two years and with CCSi's support, the Federal Student Aid has formalized an Enterprise Data Management (EDM) program to provide efficient and effective administration of data and metadata. The EDM program has:

  • Established and maintained data-related standards, policies, and procedures to ensure that data is managed as an enterprise asset
  • Produced and disseminated best practice information regarding data-related functions
  • Served the Federal Student Aid business units by offering technical resources (guidance and review) on development projects
CCSi will continue to provide management of agency metadata, the implementation of a master data management model, and continued development of best practices. Under the new contract, ED has specific goals to:
  • Assist with the improvement of Enterprise Analytics at Federal Student Aid
  • Improve data quality
  • Provide a structure, framework, and repository, to capture data assets and facilitate reuse


9/19/2008

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief Health Informatics Office (CHIO) Program Management Office (PMO)

On 19 September 2008, CCSi was awarded a Program Management Office (PMO) Task Order to provide services and support to the My HealtheVet (MHV) Program, under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Information (OI), Chief Health Informatics Office (CHIO). Our newly awarded Task Order provides the Office of the CHIO with senior-level management support for all aspects of program/project lifecycle development, business case analyses, alternative analyses, cost-benefit analyses, and ROI submissions for a variety of programs/projects, including mental health initiatives, spinal cord injury/disorder initiatives, Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) initiatives, and MHV initiatives. Specifically, CCSi will provide support to the areas of Impact Assessment, Business Case Development and Review/Analysis, Financial Analyses, Performance Measurement, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), Cost-Benefit Analyses, and Oversight of User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

The Chief Health Informatics Office, MHV Office is part of the OI, VHA. The purpose of MHV is to work collaboratively with other OI components and VHA Program Offices to develop, implement, and monitor content in support of health care for veterans. This includes the coordination of Information Technology Lifecycle Management for MHV Systems and Portfolios. The Office functions as a matrix organization to identify and work through cross-cutting issues, and to maximize OI and Program Office resources in support of the MHV Program.

The MHV Program Management Office (PMO) is defining the relationships and processes to direct and control the MHV Program into a centralized Program Governance Model. This Governance Model will allow the MHV organization to maximize the Program's business value within the VA and to end users while reducing risk. The goal of My HealtheVet Product Governance is to ensure the MHV Product provides outstanding support for the veterans and their health care providers. MHV has a broad spectrum of end users with many different needs from the patient-provider partnership. To ensure the Product is designed and delivered to meet the needs of all end users, MHV Governance must include product governance, which encompasses practices around product strategy, product life cycle management, as well as product marketing and product positioning within the veteran health consumer audience. CCSi will play a major role in supporting the development, management, and measurement of the Program's Governance Model.

The CCSi Team brings a wealth of corporate experience to this Project not only by providing personnel who have unique experience in similar projects, but also through similar (previous/current) engagements, including support to the MHV Program in a similar role. Since September of 2005, CCSi has supported MHV through our Program Management/Program Control Office (PCO) Support Services Task Order, under which CCSi has provided senior-level management support in the areas of Program Management Support, Program Control, Governance/Oversight Support, Work Group Facilitation, Program Reporting, Financial Analysis/Management, Performance Validation (Testing), and Release and Change Control Management.


7/14/2008

CCSi Welcomes Tor Opsahl as Senior Vice President of Defense and Intelligence

July 14, 2008, CCSi would like to announce that Tor Opsahl joined the company as our Senior Vice President of Defense and Intelligence. Dr. Opsahl brings 20 years of broad IT and business experiences in the federal market place, having worked with both DoD and civilian agencies. He has managed both business development organizations and operating divisions, most recently running the largest operating group within Perot Government Services, with an annual revenue of $300 milllion. Prior to Perot, Dr. Opsahl held senior leadership positions with QSS Group, Inc., ACS, RMS/Intellisource, and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology.


5/29/2008

CCSi Awarded Contract to Support ePMO Project for Customs and Border Protection

On May 29, 2008, CCSi was awarded its second contract at Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This work for the electronic Program Management Office (ePMO) project began in early June for the Office of Field Operation (OFO) for CBP. With partner Zappold Advisors, CCSi began a 3 year effort to provide support for 3 tasks: (1) Securing America's Borders at Ports of Entry (SABPOE); (2) the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI); and (3) the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Initially, this support will include project management support services including process management, consulting, creating and maintaining a Web-based collaborative environment using the ePMO software suite and providing active content management of the site. CCSi will also assist in task planning, meeting coordination and facilitation, risk management, and collaboration with Training and Online Help Documentation. ePMO is an integrated, Web-based, Government-Off-The Shelf (GOTS) program management information system tool that simplifies workflow, decision making, knowledge management, and information assimilation via a standards-based, open architecture that is secure, scalable, reliable, and cost effective.

This is CCSi's eighth Task Order awarded under the DHS EAGLE contract vehicle since April 2007 and is the second Task Order awarded for work at CBP (the first was the CBP Currency and Monetary Instrument Report-CMIR).


5/5/2008

CCSi Announces the Hiring of Jim Bledsoe as Chief Architect

May 5, 2008, CCSi is pleased to announce that Jim Bledsoe has joined the company as Chief Architect. Mr. Bledsoe brings 24+ years of experience in business and technology services, including operations, solution architecture, strategic planning, technical consulting, and business development for commercial and federal clients. Prior to joining CCSi, Mr. Bledsoe served in senior technical roles as Master Solution Architect, and Senior Consulting Engineer at Hewlett-Packard and Computer Sciences Corporation respectively. Mr. Bledsoe led technical solution teams in the development of complex business and technical solutions, resulting in more than $11 billion of new business revenue for Hewlett-Packard and Computer Sciences Corporation.


1/2/2008

CCSi Welcomes Sue Palermo as Vice President of Department of Homeland Security Programs

January 2, 2008, CCSi is pleased to announce that Sue Palermo has joined the company as Vice President of Homeland Security Programs. Mrs. Palermo brings over 28 years of experience in Information Technology Services. Prior to joining CCSi she directed technical solutions development and led new business pursuits, which resulted in the capture of over $10 billion of new business revenue for Computer Sciences Corporation in both federal and commercial business areas. Mrs. Palermo has also held other senior management roles, previously working for Toshiba Corporation, TransAmerica Corporation, and American Honda Motors. She gained essential experience in networks and data center global operations while working for these dynamic and global corporations. She is a graduate of University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


9/27/2007

DHS Awards IT-NOVA Program Management Office Contract to CCSi

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi) the Information Technology Network Operations Virtual Alliance (IT-NOVA) Program Management Office (PMO) contract, valued at $100+ million over 5 years, including option years. Through this task order, under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) Information Technology Support Services Contract, CCSi, along with subcontractors Booz Allen Hamilton and CNSI, will provide PMO support services to DHS headquarters and the department's Associated Components.


9/26/2007

CCSi Awarded U.S. Coast Guard C4&IT Plans and Enterprise Architecture Task Order

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) today announced the award of the Enterprise Architecture (EA) Technical, Management, Development, and Maintenance Support Services task order under the DHS Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract to CCSi vehicle to CCSi. This task order provides C4&IT planning and Enterprise Architecture technical, management, development and maintenance support services to the USCG Enterprise Architecture Team. CCSi will provide support services to: leverage the use of C4&IT plans and the EA, support policy and planning, and coordinate policy and best practices for C4&IT.


9/24/2007

CCSi Awarded HRSA Information Security Contract Level Management Support and C&A BPA

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an Operating Division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi). This BPA is to facilitate the acquisition of services in support of the HRSA Information Security Program within the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

These services will include technical and functional contract management support as well as all activities that lead to the certification and accreditation of Information Systems. Tasks to be performed under this BPA include performing C&A activities on HRSA systems in compliance with NIST guidance and DHHS and HRSA policies and risk assessments of HRSA systems.


9/6/2007

CCSi Welcomes Britt Triplett as Vice President of Healthcare Services

September 6, 2007, CCSi is pleased to announce that Britt Triplett has joined the company as Vice President for Healthcare Services. Mr. Triplett is a former United States Army Medical Service Corps Officer who offers over 12 years of experience in the health care industry, with special focus on health care information technology. Prior to joining CCSi, he directed all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Programs for CACI International, Inc., served as the Senior Program Manager for health care information technology within the Federal Healthcare Division of Lockheed Martin Information Technology (LMIT), and managed Military Health System (MHS) Programs and Projects for Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) Federal Healthcare. He earned his MBA (Emphasis in Health Care Administration) from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his B.S. in Health Care Administration from the University of Alabama.


7/26/2007

NOAA Awards NMFS Wide Area Network Modernization and Support Contract To CCSi

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the award of a 3-year contract to CCSi for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Wide Area Network Modernization and Support. Under this contract CCSi is responsible for providing network services and technologies to complete the transition of NMFS WAN links to NOAANet and operate the NMFS' WAN supporting 23 sites nationwide. Modernization activities include implementing the changes needed in the LANs or entry points of LANs to take advantage of the modernized MPLS network.


7/2/2007

DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Awards Remedial Action Management Program Contract to CCSi

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the award of the Remedial Action Management Program (RAMP) to CCSi under the DHS EAGLE contract. FEMA's RAMP is a process-driven management support tool, with an associated web-based application, designed to identify and remedy programmatic/systemic response and recovery issues for improvement and highlight smart practices and lessons learned.

CCSi Program Management tasking for the RAMP program includes services to develop monthly reports from existing web application data, develop briefings to senior management regarding status of ongoing issues, develop a monthly newsletter highlighting significant and recently resolved RAMP events, and assist the Program Manager in coordinating, overseeing, and troubleshooting remediation action plans, and coordinating facilitators to identify issues following disaster response operations and training exercises. Other tasking includes: Application Management - to conduct routine maintenance of the RAMP web application; Process Improvement - to review the overall RAMP process, making recommendations for improvement, and updating existing RAMP process literature and handbooks; and Training - to support training needs of those closely involved with RAMP.


5/7/2007

DHS Transportation Security Administration Awards Business Activities Support Services Task Order to CCSi

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) has been awarded a task order for Business Activities Support Services against the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract. To ensure the success of current and future programs, TSA requires a Contractor to provide Business Activities Support Services including communication support, strategic planning support, and financial management support for the Information Technology Division (ITD) Business Activities Office (BAO). Successful execution of these activities maximizes productivity, efficiency, and further promotes the TSA mission through effective IT products and services.

CCSi has been tasked to perform Business Activities Support Services and provide Communication support skill sets, Financial Management support skill sets, and Strategic Planning support skill sets in support of the ITD and TSA mission. CCSi shall perform the technical and functional activities required to include productivity and management methods such as development of plans, progress and status reporting, financial analysis and program reviews. For the performance of these services CCSi has selected ICF International of Fairfax, VA as our team member.


4/30/2007

CCSi Awarded Deepwater Certification and Accreditation Task Order by USCG

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) has been awarded an Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract task order to provide direct support to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in achieving full certification and accreditation (C&A) of systems overseen by the Deepwater Program Office. Certification primarily addresses both software and hardware safeguards, but also encompasses all aspects of security to include procedural, physical, and personnel security. CCSi has teamed with EDO Corporation's Professional and Engineering Services Sector in support of this task order.

Accreditation is the authorization and approval granted to an IT system to be used in an operational environment. The final accreditation of a system must be approved by the USCG's Certification and Designated Approving Authority, which uses a set of require­ments to assess the residual risk. The C&A process is a manual audit of policies, procedures, controls, and contingency planning. The outcome of the C&A process is to develop a collection of documents (a C&A package) that describe the security posture of the systems, evaluate its risks, and make recommendations to correct its deficiencies. USCG systems are required to complete a C&A and an annual self-assessment.


4/26/2007

DHS Transportation Security Administration Awards CCSi Enterprise Architecture Task Order

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) will provide technical consulting and professional facilitation services to support the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) enterprise architectural efforts managed by the agency's CIO. This Enterprise Architecture task order is awarded to CCSi under Functional Category 5, Management Support Services, of the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract. In accordance with guidance from the Federal Chief Information Officers Council, TSA includes in its Enterprise Architecture both models of its current business and technology environments (the current architecture) and the future business and technology models needed to improve performance and achieve strategic goals (the target architecture). CCSi will develop and document in collaboration with TSA, their full enterprise architecture in accordance with federal guidelines using the MEGA ® suite of enterprise architecture design tools. CCSi has teamed with Mega Business Consulting and Stanley Associates for the performance of these services.

The target TSA Enterprise Architecture will provide an integrated framework for evolving or maintaining existing information technology and acquiring new information technology to achieve the agency's strategic goals and information resources management goals, as mandated by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 and in accordance with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Reference Models and the Federal Enterprise Architecture framework (FEAF). CCSi will plan, manage and execute government integrated product teams (IPTs) and workshops, and will facilitate groups composed of government civilians and government contractors.


3/30/2007

DHS Customs and Border Protection Awards CCSi Business Outsourcing Task Order

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) a task order under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract to provide Currency and Monetary Instrument Report (CMIR) services. CCSi will provide scanning and on-line data transcription/entry services necessary to support The Enforcement Communications System (TECS) for those CBP and other Federal offices that are not presently equipped to process their own TECS-related applications. Services include reviewing documents/images for completeness and correctness; interpreting the documents to determine data to be entered; analyzing data as required by applicable procedures, and transcribing the data. For performance of CMIR activities CCSi has teamed with ITS Corporation (ITS). ITS has a legacy relationship with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operational organizations dating back to 1983, when it began its work for the U.S. Customs Service.


1/31/2007

CCSi Wins Recompete of DOD Mental Health Task Force Contract

CCSi was recently awarded a new contract supporting the Office of the Army Surgeon General and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. CCSi has been performing these services since August 2006. The DOD Mental Health Task Force contract was established in response to a Congressional mandate to examine issues relating to mental health in the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a part of this effort, CCSi works with the Task Force to conduct a comprehensive assessment of mental health systems in the DOD and VA and formulate recommendations for improvement to be submitted to the Secretary of Defense.


12/22/2006

CCSi Awarded GSA FABS Contract Vehicle

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. announced today that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded it a Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) contract vehicle. The contract is effective beginning December 22, 2006, and continues through December 21, 2011.


12/1/2006

CCSi Wins New Work at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

CCSi has recently been awarded a Task Order to provide call center support services to business customers and end users of Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC). This Task Order work will be added to CCSi's existing contract to manage the Real Estate Assessment's Center (REAC) Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Hotline. The PIC involves providing information and technical assistance for (1) the Rental Housing Assistance process (2) the Inventory Management System, which includes the inventory of units and tenants organic to the Public and Native American Programs, (3) the Enterprise Income Verification and Resource Allocation applications, which include capital funds, general grants, and operating funds and (4) the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Voucher Management System. The TAC provides the first line of contact for all REAC and PIC incoming Inquiries (via telephone, web, e-mail, mail, and facsimiles). PIC inquiries will represent approximately 100-150 additional calls, emails, and correspondence every business day. There are workload fluctuations throughout the workday which affect the nature of the TAC inquiries and the varying starting and ending times of business days across supported time zones. There are also fluctuations in workload caused by business requirements (submission schedules), process and systems changes. PIH-REAC Technical Assistance Center operation hours are weekdays, 7:00am-8:30pm EST


9/26/2006

CCSi Wins Federal Student Aid Enterprise Data Management Contract

CCSi has recently been awarded a Task Order by the Department of Education (ED) under its Blanket Purchase Agreement to formalize Enterprise Data Management (EDM) within the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). The EDM initiative will provide efficient and effective administration of data and meta data, and, once implemented, will also support business functions by emphasizing data as an enterprise asset. EDM will be developed and executed to deliver to FSA measurable improvements in the areas of data quality and data consistency. EDM will be focused on an overall approach for streamlining and integrating systems to ensure that accurate and consistent data is exchanged between FSA's customers, partners, and compliance and oversight organizations. In addition, the CCSi team will assist Federal Student Aid in documenting and developing best practices regarding Enterprise Data Management. The Goal of EDM initiative is to implement an enterprise data administration model, which is comprised of the following elements; data standardization, data governance, metadata management, and data model management. Over the next several years, Federal Student Aid will be standardizing metadata for all of its major systems development initiatives.


9/22/2006

CCSi Wins DHS EAGLE Category 5 Small Business Award

The Department of Homeland Security today announced the winners in the Small Business category for the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract. Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) was one of only 28 companies to receive a small business award on this $45B contract, and one of only three winners in Functional Category 5, Management Support Services. The Department of Homeland Security is comprised of 22 agencies, with varying legacy IT systems in place. The EAGLE contract will assist DHS in consolidating and streamlining IT operations across the Department. EAGLE is divided into two size standards (full and open and small business) and five service categories: 1) infrastructure engineering design, development, implementation and integration, 2) operations and maintenance, 3) independent test, validation and verification, 4) software design, and 5) management support services. For more information please see CCSi's EAGLE Contract Website.


8/16/2006

CCSi Wins Three Department of Defense Healthcare Contracts

CCSi's healthcare team was recently awarded three new contracts supporting the Office of the Army Surgeon General and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. The DoD Mental Health Task Force contract was established in response to a Congressional mandate to examine issues relating to mental health in the DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a part of this effort, the team will work with the Task Force to conduct a comprehensive assessment of mental health systems in the DoD and VA and formulate recommendations for improvement to be submitted to the Secretary of Defense. For the DoD Health Policy contract, the healthcare team will work closely with a variety of committees under Health Affairs to conduct studies, prepare reports and other documents, and provide meeting support necessary to enhance the health care provided by the DoD's Military Health System. The third award received by the healthcare team encompasses program support, analysis, and assessment for both the Defense Health Board and Army Blood Program. For the Defense Health Board (formerly the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board), the healthcare team will provide advisory and administrative support, database development and management, and website maintenance related to the development and promulgation of recommendations on a wide range of medical issues. For the Army Blood Program, the team will assist in the development and implementation of standardized operating procedures for blood donation and transfusion centers.


8/1/2006

CCSi Wins Federal Student Aid Visioning Contract

CCSi won a Task Order under our Department of Education Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide Visioning for the agency's ADvance solution. Working collaboratively with the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), CCSi is creating enterprise visioning documentation that will guide the modernization of their front-end operations. CCSi's Project Manager for this effort is Anna Jaynes, an experienced RUP facilitator. She is being assisted in this effort by Vishal Jain, who brings his RUP experience from CCSi's MyHealth eVet contract at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


6/28/2006

CCSi Brings on New Director to Boost Healthcare Team

Karen TRIPLETT, RN, MSN has joined CCSi as our new Director of Healthcare Programs, bringing with her years of experience working in healthcare. Ms. Triplett offers more than 20 years of health care clinical and information systems experience in the diverse fields of nursing, management, research, informatics, education, and business.

Her focus over the last ten years has been commercial and Federal health care consulting in the area of information systems. She holds Master of Science degrees in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University. Since joining, Ms. Triplett has built CCSi's Department of Defense Healthcare Team, including: Severine Bennett, MAM, whose background is in DoD event management, logistics and facilitation; Thomas Burke, MD, MPH, a physician consultant who held an active duty senior position developing mental health policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Deirdre Farrell, MA, who brings 10 years of research experience in developmental psychology, adult psychiatry, and healthcare quality management; Barbara Happ, RN, PhD, who has over 30 years of experience in medical research, informatics, education and consulting; Katherine Surman, RN, MSA, who offers more than 25 years of experience in clinical nursing and healthcare management in both civilian and military settings; Carolyn Reyes, MPH, who brings over 7 years of healthcare research and policy consulting experience; Lisa Jarrett, BSW, who brings over 18 years of healthcare consulting experience, focusing on analytics and functional healthcare consulting; Meredith Richards, MA, who holds Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology; and Abigail Wilson, MPH, who has over ten years of health-related research experience with an emphasis on public health, epidemiology, education, laboratory research, and health policy.


5/31/2006

CCSi Completes Hurricane Katrina Support Project at HUD

On May 31st CCSi completed our special project to provide emergency support to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This project was an add-on to CCSi's Technical Assistance Center support contract at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Through this special contract CCSi was able to assist tens of thousands of hurricane sufferers in their search for new housing.


4/12/2006

CCSi Wins Web Site Content Development Task Order Under Federal Student Aid BPA

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid announced today that CCSi has been awarded a task order under the FSA ITSS blanket purchase agreement to provide full time support in both web site content development and maintenance, along with related security administration duties. The Office of Federal Student Aid oversees and administers all Federally funded and Federally insured student aid programs for students seeking financial assistance for post-secondary education. Our task order supports the day-to-day and long range activities of six FSA websites.


4/1/2006

USDA Awards New Contract to CCSi to Extend LSRTIS Work for a Further Five Years

CCSi was awarded a new contract to develop the Second Phase of the Licensing Serial Release Testing Information System (LSRTIS). This contract award reflects a better recognition for the unparalleled, customer oriented consulting services provided during and after the LSRTIS Phase I implementation. The Center for Veterinary Biologics, CVB, is the regulatory authority for commercial veterinary biologics that are manufactured and marketed in the United States. LSRTIS is a system that is being developed to provide the business users with a variety of tools to support their business operations. Phase I of the system provided tools to centralize the various business processes that contributed to licensing a wide variety of biological products. Phase II of this system will integrate the testing operations that support the licensing operations and post licensing support testing for a variety of biologic products. This Phase also supports the Regulatory Operations that involve the Serial Release Operations that CVB monitors for compliance.


11/10/2005

CCSi is a Member of Accenture Consortia for HHS NHIN Award

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced November 10, 2005 the award of contracts totaling $18.6 million to four groups of health care and health information technology organizations to develop prototypes for a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) architecture. The contracts awarded to these four consortia will move the nation toward the President's goal of personal electronic health records by creating a uniform architecture for health care information that can follow consumers throughout their lives.


9/28/2005

CCSi Awarded HUD Technical Assistance Center Hotline Contract

The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Public and Indian Housing - Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH-REAC) Technical Assistance Center Hotline contract to Creative Computing Solutions, Inc.. The Technical Assistance Center facilitates communication between PIH-REAC and its business partners. The three year contract has a start date of November 29, 2005 and a contract value of over $4 million. CCSi engaged subcontract partner QSS Group, Inc. of Lanham, MD. Our task order supports the day-to-day and long range activities of six FSA websites.


9/20/2005

CCSi Awarded ITSS BPA by Dept. of Education Federal Student Aid

The Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) awarded CCSi a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) on September 20, 2005. The CCSi award included all four designated IT functional areas:

  • IT Planning and Investment, Process Integration, and Oversight
  • Enterprise IT Services
  • Enterprise IT Management
  • Enterprise IT Application Development


9/15/2005

CCSi Awarded VA My HealtheVet Project Management Office Support Services Contract

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) awarded their My HealtheVet Project Management Office Support Services contract to Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. My HealtheVet (MHV) is an online portal used by Veterans and their families to manage their personal health information and connect to VHA service providers. The one year contract has a start date of September19, 2005 and a contract value of $3 million. CCSi engaged subcontract partners Apptis, Inc. of Falls Church, VA, and Learning Systems International (LSI) of Washington, D.C. to assist on MHV tasks. Under this contract, CCSi will work with the VHA to improve MHV, adding valuable functionality to the existing customer services tool.


8/15/2005

CCSi Awarded GSA MOBIS Contract Vehicle

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. announced today that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded it a Management, Organization and Business improvement Services (MOBIS) contract vehicle. The contract is effective beginning August 15, 2005 and continues through August 14, 2010.


6/2/2005

CCSi Awarded NAVY Seaport enhanced Prime Contract Vehicle

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contractor position on the U.S. Navy's Seaport Enhanced procurement vehicle. The contract is worth a total of $.3 billion annually. Competing in three out of the seven geographical zones and four out of the 21 functional areas determined by the Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA), the team assembled by CCSi includes Perot Systems Government Services, Data Systems Analysts Inc., Learning Systems International Inc., Kirkpatrick Consulting, Pappas Associates and CryptoLex Inc.


6/1/2005

Department of Veterans Affairs awards CCSi/Fidelity Financing $12 million contract

To implement the findings of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Administration redesign project, Creative Computing Solutions Inc. (CCSi) was awarded a five-year contract, with a life-cycle cost estimate of $12 million. The agreement, only recently disclosed, was awarded through a competitive COMMITS procurement on June 4, 2004. It places CCSi in charge of the redesign of the existing Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA) Loan Administration system. Fidelity National Financing Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a company that currently serves 51 percent of the mortgage servicing industry, will be CCSi's major partner in this project.


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