IMCS Volunteer Council
On our Information Management and Communication Support (IMCS) contract at Kennedy Space Center, 15 Abacus Technology employees have actively served as members of a Volunteer Council since its formation in July 2014. The Council’s charter is to participate in community outreach events and demonstrate a caring, giving spirit in support of those in need. Through the Volunteer Council’s efforts, Abacus’ IMCS workforce has positively impacted the lives of many by making contributions (i.e., monetary donations, supplies, “sweat equity”) totaling more than $235,000!! A representative sampling of organizations supported over the past 3 ½ years includes: Brevard County charities, schools, women’s and senior centers, and boys and girls clubs; Wounded Warriors and other Veterans agencies; and local groups such as the SPCA, Archaeologists for Autism, the Florida Bat Conservatory, and Space Coast Honor Flight.
Abacus Technology Achieves Elite CMMI Level 3 Status
Abacus Technology proudly announces that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMI-SVC). We are now one of approximately 75 companies in the US having a Maturity Level 3 appraisal for both Software Development and Services (CMMI-DEV+SVC). The appraisal was performed by the Software Quality Center (SQC).
CMMI is a world-class process improvement framework for competitive organizations that want to achieve high-performance operations. Abacus’ CMMI Level 3 appraisal means that we successfully demonstrated a defined approach to 19 distinct process areas for the standardized management of software services. It also re-affirms our corporate commitment to continuous process improvement in support of customers worldwide.
Abacus is a Proud Sponsor of the National Cyber Security Summit
Abacus is a proud sponsor of the 2017 National Cyber Security Summit to be held June 6-8 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Cyber Summit is a leading cyber security event for industry and government partners to learn about new cyber threats, capabilities and new requirements. For more information and to register for the Summit, please visit https://www.nationalcybersummit.com/.
Abacus is also supporting the advancement of cyber security capabilities in the Tennessee Valley region through its involvement with Cyber Huntsville, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the region an international cyber security leader. Cyber Huntsville, along with the North Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, Auburn University Research, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville is hosting this year’s National Cyber Security Summit.
Abacus Wins Omni Film and Video Awards
Abacus is proud to announce our receipt of two Omni awards in 2016 for documentaries produced for NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Omni Awards recognize outstanding achievements worldwide in art and technology as expressed through film, web, and mobile media. Abacus won a Silver Omni for Hangar S, a documentary on Cape Canaveral’s historic hangar that was crucial to NASA’s early human spaceflights. Abacus also won a Bronze Omni for Kennedy Space Center: A New Era which documents the KSC transition to a multi-user spaceport capable of handling the needs of both the government and commercial space exploration ambitions.
EIA Recognizes Abacus for its Outstanding Performance
Abacus is honored to receive an Energy Information Administration (EIA) Recognition Coin for its work on the newly-established Densified Biomass Fuel Report (Form EIA-63C). The report, a new EIA survey launched in January 2016, gathers information on wood pellet and other densified biomass fuel production, sales, and inventory levels from pellet fuel manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. The EIA Recognition Coin is awarded to recognize outstanding performance and unique achievements that contribute to the mission and effectiveness of EIA.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – EMERALD program
Abacus is supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) EMERALD program as a subcontractor to S2 Analytical Solutions, a veteran-owned small business. This contract provides total life-cycle acquisition management, strategic financial management, and strategic business management support services across the entire NGA enterprise. S2 was one of six small businesses awarded this five-year contract that has a maximum award of $849 million.
Abacus Participates in Alamo ACE Conference
Abacus participated and exhibited at the Alamo ACE Conference held in San Antonio, TX from December 5-8. This event brought together over 1,600 military and industry leaders in the cyber, ISR, medical IT and education/training fields. The event included interesting presentations by Colonel Dean Clothier on Cyber Survivability, and Lieutenant General Bill Bender on Air Force CIO initiatives. Abacus attendees included Pamela Moraga, Vice President, Randy Vieira, Director; Alice Solomon, Vice President; and Mike Werfle, Program Manager.
Kennedy Space Center Names Abacus Small Business Prime Contractor of Year
Port Canaveral, FL -- Abacus Technology is proud to be named by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as its Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year for 2016. This is the fourth time Abacus has received such recognition since we began supporting KSC in 2008. It is a true testament of the dedication Abacus employees have for accomplishing NASA’s mission.
The award announcement was made during the NASA/KSC Business Opportunities Expo on October 25th. As KSC’s Information Management and Communications Support contractor, Abacus provides software application development and sustainment services; data center operations services; IT security services; voice, data, and imaging communications services; and comprehensive multimedia products and services. NASA considers Abacus’s service performance on the IMCS contract as “excellent”. This award specifically recognized Abacus for its contract reformation work which implemented new contracting and service delivery approaches that significantly reduced costs to NASA. This advancement occurred while continuing to develop robust, cost-effective, and flexible solutions to meet KSC’s evolving needs as well as exceeding baseline requirements in systems security and remote monitoring.
The annual Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year award recipient is selected based on the company's performance by operating on schedule and within budget, exhibiting responsiveness to contractual requirements, providing innovative solutions to problems and issues, and maximizing involvement of other small businesses. Abacus is honored by the continued opportunity to support NASA and the recognition we received from Kennedy Space Center.
Abacus is Proud to Announce the Receipt of Several Major Contract Awards
US Air Force – Base Telecommunications Systems Operations and Maintenance
Abacus was awarded a task order to provide comprehensive base telecommunications operations and maintenance support services to Dyess AFB, TX under its NETCENTS-2 Small Business contract. This award covers the full range of cable plant and wireless infrastructure O&M in support of the Air Force's unified communications initiatives.
Energy Information Administration - EIA Omnibus Procurement IV (EOP IV)
Abacus is pleased to announce its continuing support to transform EIA business processes and IT systems. As a subcontractor to Z Inc., this IDIQ award enables Abacus to help advance EIA technology initiatives over the next five years.
Joint Base Charleston – Base Telecommunications Systems Operations and Maintenance
Abacus will be supporting Joint Base Charleston, SC with another major task order award to provide comprehensive base telecommunications operations and maintenance support services under its NETCENTS-2 Small Business contract. This award covers a full-range of unified communication services, including cable plant and wireless infrastructure O&M.
Abacus Wins Major Task Order to Support the Detroit Arsenal
US Army - Network Enterprise Center, Detroit Arsenal (NEC-DA)
Abacus was awarded a significant task order to provide world-class communication support services to the Detroit Arsenal under its Information Management Communication Services III (IMCS III) contract. This award covers a full-range of Administrative Telephone Services (ATS) and Information Technology (IT) support consisting of wired telecommunications, voice, video, and data services, as well as cable plant and wireless infrastructure O&M to advance unified communications initiatives for NEC-DA customers.
Abacus Protégé SureSecure Wins Prestigious Award
Abacus Technology congratulates Sure Secure Solutions LLC (SureSecure) for being selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington Metropolitan Area District Office's Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. SBA's small business awards program recognizes small business owners who have achieved notable success while also making valuable contributions to their community. Sure Secure is a SBA certified 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business that provides end-to-end information technology services to federal customers. Abacus Technology and SureSecure are partners through the Small Business Administration's Mentor Protégé program. For more information about Abacus' involvement as a mentor in this important initiative, click here.
Abacus Receives ISO 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management Systems
Abacus Technology recently received ISO 27001: 2013 certification, reconfirming the company’s commitment to delivering the highest level of information security. By obtaining this certification, Abacus proves that it has implemented best-in-class Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) that can secure its data and that of its customers and partners.
ISO 27001:2013 is the latest version of the internationally recognized standard for information security management systems. The ISO 27001 standard mandates specific management processes that must be in place to control risks to information systems. Organizations that meet the standard demonstrate to customers that it can manages systems, operations, and data in a secure manner.
To become certified, a company must implement the mandated controls and undergo a formal audit that confirms that they are compliant with the requirements set forth by the standard.
Abacus Continues its Winning Ways
US Army – Aberdeen Information Technology Support Services (AITSS)
Abacus, as a subcontractor to Future Research Corporation, is providing AITSS assistance to the Army’s Network Enterprise Center (NEC) at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. We are responsible for supplying network information assurance and remote desktop support.
US Military Training Mission (USMTM) – Eskan Village Communications and Information Technology Support (EV CITS)
Abacus was successfully awarded a competitive follow-on to our legacy Saudi Peace Program Network (SPPN) contract which has been ongoing since 2010. As such, we are continuing to supply USMTM and the Eskan Village user community in Saudi Arabia with secure, reliable data and voice communications O&M services.
NASA Johnson Space Center – Communications, Outreach, Multimedia, and Information Technology (COMIT)
Abacus is supporting the COMIT contract as a major subcontractor to MORI Associates. Our core functional area of support covers Multimedia which includes delivery of digital imaging and photography, video teleconferencing, and audio-visual services. We are also performing systems engineering as part of the institutional IT function at the Center.
Abacus Enters 2016 with New Opportunities
US Air Force – Base Communications and Information Technology Services (BCITS)
Abacus is supplying BCITS support for the Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) , as a major subcontractor to OBXtek. Our core service areas include data center, asset management, and high performance computing support.
NASA – Synergy Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance (SACOM)
Abacus, as a subcontractor to PAE, is providing IT services at both the Stennis Space Center, MS and Michoud Assembly Facility, LA. We are responsible for software engineering support as well as application systems O&M.