C3 Systems has won a contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the Chief Information Officer, (OCIO) providing Configuration Management (CM) services to maintain existing CM legacy practices, tools, and builds, while facilitating the adoption of the Collaborative Development Environment (CDE). The USPTO is decentralizing its current CM functions and moving toward a CDE that promotes continuous automated builds in support of Next Generation applications. While this decentralization occurs, C3 Systems will maintain legacy CM tools and processes in support of legacy application development that has not yet transitioned to the Continuous Integrated Configuration Management (CICM) platform, in addition to continuing manual CM builds. In this project, C3 Systems will provide legacy Configuration support to the Office of Information Management Services (OIMS), Enterprise Configuration Management Division (ECMD) at USPTO. The scope of the work includes CM Support, Planning, Configuration and Control, Configuration Status Accounting, Physical Configuration Audits (PCAs), Release and Deployment Support, Configuration and Policy Documentation, Training, Tool Support (IBM ClearCase, legacy Subversion, Jenkins, and Nexus), and Legacy tool transition support to the CICM platform.
C3 Systems understands USPTO’s need for a CM service provider and IT systems specialists who has the understanding and capability to effectively implement and support an enterprise-wide CM system for the entire life cycle of USPTO’s IT projects. C3 Systems will also safeguard and maintain USPTO’s IT service assets and Configuration Items (CIs) in order to receive the maximum benefit from them, and ensure compliance with Federal requirements regarding use and disposition. “Implementation of an effective SCM strategy is critical for increasing the probability of success, not only at the level of individual projects but also at the enterprise level, understanding that the USPTO, as an organization, is responsible for carrying out many interrelated projects. Due to its impact on the economics of shared component development and usage, our SCM strategy will be in alignment with the underlying USPTO governance structure, and will demonstrably be effective in minimizing the costs of managing organizational software assets” said Charles Thomas, C3 Systems’ President & CEO.
About Office Chief Information Officer (OCIO) USPTO:
The Office Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency’s business processes. The CIO directs the development, implementation, maintenance, enhancement, and operation of the USPTO automated information systems and the development of supporting strategic and operational plans; manages the USPTO computer facilities, equipment, and telecommunications network; manages development, maintenance, and dissemination of patent and trademark information to the public; serves as the Agency’s Senior Information Technology (IT) official; and provides administrative and policy direction to the organizational elements.
About C3 Systems:
Consummate Computer Consultants Systems, LLC (C3 Systems), a management consulting and information technology firm, has been trusted by leading institutions and businesses and in the government and private sector since February 2003. Today, C3 Systems supports Federal, State, and Local Government customers, is a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level (ML) 3, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001, 8(a) minority-owned, small disadvantaged firm providing management consulting, software and system engineering, and other IT services.