Jacobs has been selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to provide agencywide cybersecurity support services for the agency’s 18,000-person workforce.
USPTO serves as the issuing authority for all U.S. intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The office is a member of the five largest IP offices in the world (the IP5), which together hold at least 80% of the world’s patent applications.
The 3-year, $29 million contract covers all systems within the agency’s enterprise IT environment with a focus on managing and improving the organizational performance of cybersecurity at USPTO.
“Jacobs will leverage our team experience and tools to support all systems and system boundaries within USPTO’s enterprise IT environment, while identifying opportunities for improving the security posture of the agency’s mission critical systems and applications,” said Critical Mission Solutions Senior Vice President of Cyber Caesar Nieves.
The contract calls on Jacobs to provide risk management framework, technical and administrative support, continuous monitoring, vulnerability assessment, threat analytics and security engineering for USPTO’s workforce. Additional efforts include recommending industry best practices and identifying process improvement opportunities and innovations with cybersecurity tools, techniques and procedures.