May 2018

OSS was certified by the independent auditing agency, ABS Quality Evaluations, to be in conformance with the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management Services Standard. OSS had been previously certified under the older 9001: 2008 Standard. Under the new Standard, OSS expanded its scope of Quality Management Services from Headquarters Support to company-wide “Services supporting the development of Information Technology and Cyber Security Solutions for Federal Government Agencies”. Under the 2015 Standard, OSS will continue to provide our customers with continuous quality assessments and improvement.

June 2017

The Defense Contract Management Agency has found the OSS PROCAS Accounting System compliant with all requirements of the agency’s Pre-award Survey of Prospective Contractor’s Accounting Systems. The audit was executed to ensure that OSS’s accounting practices are operating in accordance with all criteria contained in FAR 53.209-1(f). The Scope of the audit required auditors to obtain an understanding of the portions of OSS’s internal controls relevant for accumulating costs under prospective Government contracts.

December 2017

OSS and our Small Business Administration approved mentor, The Centech Group (TCG), announced the formation of a Joint Venture, AIM TO EXCEED JV LLC (ATE). Under the SBA sanctioned program, the ATE JV will submit proposals to the federal government as a small business utilizing the resources of both companies under one umbrella, leveraging the capabilities of both companies.

February 2017

The Small Business Administration has approved the formation of a Mentor/Protégé relationship between OSS and The Centech Group (TCG) of Falls Church, VA. Under the new All Small Business Mentor/Protege Program (ASMPP), TCG will provide OSS with management and technical assistance for the continued development of internal business systems, including contracting, accounting, marketing, and business development. Since 1988, TCG has provided systems and solutions on over 5,000 federal government contracts and task orders.

September 2017

OSS announced the novation of the Global Information Grid Services Management – Operations (GSM-O) contract from its sister company Systems Engineering, Inc. OSS will provide global telecommunications services for the Defense Information Systems Agency at Scott AFB, Illinois as a subcontractor to Leidos, Inc.

August 2016

OSS has been awarded a new Schedule 70 IT Services contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). The contract was a follow-on to OSS’s previous 15 year Schedule 70. Schedule 70 provides Federal, State and Local agencies as well as Institutions of higher learning, the ability to procure a wide variety of Information Technology services and products.

May 2016

OSS has been certified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation. As a certified SDVOSB, OSS is qualified to submit offers to the government for all Veteran Owned and SEDVOSB set-aside solicitations.

June 1, 2015

Robert J. Watkins has joined OSS as our Staff Accountant. Rob has both a B.S. Degree in Economics and a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University. He will be responsible for all Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Timekeeping and the preparation of monthly Financial Reports.

May 2015

OSS announced the move from their long-time office in the Gateway 95 Office Park in Lorton, Virginia to the Cary Building, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite A-304, Springfield, Virginia. The move provides OSS with more cost-efficient office space convenient to OSS primary customers located in Tysons Corner, Falls Church, and downtown Washington, D.C.

April 3, 2015

OSS is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Jeremy Alward as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jeremy joined OSS in 2012 as a Senior Security Architect and was later promoted to Director Cyber Security. Jeremy is a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology with a B.S. and Master’s degree in Information Systems. Jeremy is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds numerous IT and IT security certifications.

April 3, 2015

OSS is pleased to announce it has been acquired by Mr. Donald P. Watkins. Mr. Watkins joined OSS in April of 2000 as a Senior Project Manager, rising to Executive Vice President. In 2005, he left to join a small IT start-up. In 2010, Mr. Watkins returned to OSS as Vice President of Operations. In July 2012, he was named President. In March 2015, Mr. Watkins made an offer to purchase all outstanding OSS stock which was accepted by the OSS Board of Directors.

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Open System Sciences is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business which provides global Information Technology and Cyber Security services and solutions to government agencies and private sector clients.



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