CSS is proud to have supported CACI on the US Army’s IPPS-A Program Implementation

CSS is proud to have supported CACI International’s successful deployment of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A) Program. CSS has been providing Oracle Database Management Support over the past 4+ years.

“IPPS-A is an enterprise technology that will standardize, streamline, and integrate Soldier personnel and pay processes and data across all Army components (Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve). As the largest integrated human resources system in the world of its kind, it will be the authoritative source of personnel and pay information for more than one million Soldiers and discontinue the Army’s reliance on more than 40 different systems. For the first time, individual Soldiers will have access to view their personnel record in a web-based Human Resources system that will allow for self-service capabilities without having to visit a Human Resources office.”. See complete Press release below.


CSS Awarded Subcontract with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

CSS was recently awarded a subcontract with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) through our partner Abaco Strategy, LLC to provide procurement consulting support.

CSS Awarded 5 Year Prime Contract with the Federal Reserve Board

CSS was recently awarded a 5 year prime contract with the Technology Services Department of the Management Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Under this contract CSS will be asked to provide support in the following categories: Administrative, Business Intelligence, Change Management, Compliance, Configuration Management / Enterprise Architecture, Help Desk Support, Project and Program Management, System Analysis / Engineering, System Development / Database Administration, and Security / System Administration. Projects will include support associated with maintenance and security of current and future on-premise and cloud solutions, infrastructure including enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, Human Capital Management (HCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Business Intelligence Suite (OBI), commercial off-the-self software (COTS) packages as well as custom developed tools.

CSS Awarded 2 Year Prime Contract with the Maryland State Department of Education Longitudinal Data Systems Center

CSS was recently awarded a 2 year prime contract with the Maryland State Department of Education Longitudinal Data Systems Center (MLDS Center). The mission of the MLDS Center is to develop and maintain a data system that contains student data from all levels of education and workforce data in order to provide analyses, produce relevant information, and inform choices to improve student and workforce outcomes, while ensuring the highest standards of system security and data privacy. Under this contract CSS will be providing Technical Project Management Support.  Our TPM will be responsible for the management, design, development, and implementation of the Synthetic Data Project (SDP) that shall deliver a data warehouse containing student information and synthetic data sets. The TPM will be responsible for creating all supporting documentation including but not limited to custom data models, custom coded ETL processes, source to target mappings, data dictionaries, semantic data layers, and data refresh processes.

CSS is a Proud Supporter of EQOLS and Educando Con Amor

CSS is proud to support Loudoun Elevating Quality of Life Skills (EQOLS), a collaboration of local groups seeking to elevate the quality of life of our Loudoun community through education, skills, confidence, and greater access to resources. Programs offered by EQOLS include free classes in Life Skills English Literacy, STEM Family Computer Skills, Immigrant Advancement Workshops, Children’s Spanish-English Bi-Literacy and Self Advocacy, and one-to-one tutoring, Students create their first resumes, complete their US citizenship application, obtain jobs, are exposed to computer programming, create email accounts, and improve their everyday communication skills in English. https://www.facebook.com/groups/268407000550317/

CSS Awarded $514,642.50 Task Order for U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) TCIS Support

CSS was recently awarded a 1 year extension to its U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) Business Intelligence (BI) support Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The new task order is to continue support of Fiscal Service’s Treasury Check Information System (TCIS). The U. S. Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Payment Management, manages and operates Federal disbursement and related payment aftermath systems. The Treasury Check Information System (TCIS) application includes an online WebFOCUS query and reporting environment for Fiscal Service and Federal Agency users. TCIS queries and reports provide information for check and ACH payment data, non-receipt claims information, ACH reclamation information, and a series of WebFOCUS reporting dashboards for operational and ad-hoc reports. TCIS accesses data from several legacy applications to include Payments, Claims, and Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER), Treasury Receivables, Accounting and Collection System (TRACS), Teletrace, Pega, and Frontier. TCIS is managed by the Philadelphia Financial Center (PFC). The objective of the Task Order is to provide technical WebFOCUS expertise and payment aftermath subject matter expertise in support of TCIS changes that impact the Integrated View and WebFOCUS dashboard components. The CSS Team supports TCIS changes by providing expert knowledge of WebFOCUS architecture, security architecture, payment aftermath expertise, database design, WebFOCUS development, unit testing, and user acceptance testing support. In addition, CSS assists PFC with the evaluation of proposed changes to determine whether the change is feasible. The CSS Team assesses the enhancement value relative to business process changes, productivity gains, operational efficiencies, paper reduction, and cost savings. We also support the requirements gathering, system design, development, unit testing, user acceptance testing, and implementation planning for user change requests.

CSS Awarded $248,300.00 Task Order for U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) PPS Technical Support for Test Operations

CSS was recently awarded a new Task Order (TO) on its U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) Business Intelligence (BI) support Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This TO is to provide testing support of Fiscal Service’s Post Payment System (PPS). PPS is a multi-year development effort that will modernize and streamline post payment processes and replace legacy payment aftermath systems. The objective of the TO is to provide technical support through the planning, design, and execution of Philadelphia Financial Center (PFC) User Acceptance and Business Functional tests for PPS releases. CSS will provide expert knowledge of Post Payment business processes, Treasury Web Application Infrastructure (TWAI) technical architecture, and technical design of PPS.  CSS will lead test planning activities, test execution activities, and provide knowledge transfer to PFC User Acceptance Test teams.

CSS Awarded $883,614.00 Task Order for U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) PPS Support

CSS was recently awarded a 1 year extension to its U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) Business Intelligence (BI) support Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The new task order is to continue support of Fiscal Service’s Post Payment System (PPS). PPS is a multi-year development effort that will modernize and streamline post payment processes and replace legacy payment aftermath systems. CSS provides technical WebFOCUS expertise and payment aftermath subject matter expertise in support of planning, requirements, security architecture, testing, customer outreach, and for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities required for PPS major and minor release implementations.  Support for sub-sequent releases may be required through additional task orders. In addition, CSS supports PPS by providing expert knowledge of WebFOCUS architecture, security architecture, payment aftermath functions, legacy Fiscal Service post payment systems, and Fiscal Service system governance processes. WebFOCUS is an information retrieval and reporting tool created by Information Builders (IBI) and used in Business Intelligence (BI).

CSS Awarded $551,000.00 Task Order for U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) TRACS Support

CSS was recently awarded a 1 year extension to its U.S. Treasury Department, Fiscal Service (FS) Business Intelligence (BI) support Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This task order is to support FS’s Treasury Receivable Accounting and Collection System (TRACS). The function of the system is to provide billing, debit collection, and management for the Payment Management, Philadelphia Financial Center, Analysis, Reconciliation, and Reporting Section area of the Bureau of Fiscal Service. The TRACS System is responsible for processing and disposition of all claims against the Government for lost or stolen checks. TRACS has the additional responsibility for the accounting and reporting of Unavailable Check Cancellations, Reclamation Credits, Limited Payability Cancellations, Payments Over Cancellations and the Check Forgery Insurance Fund and any and all exception processing.
CSS provides technical and programming support in FOCUS, WebFOCUS, WebFOCUS ReportCaster BI Tools, and related activities necessary to operate and maintain TRACS batch, online, and Web applications and related applications to ensure the continued accuracy of TRACS data manipulation and processing in an “as is” steady state. In addition, we provide information technology technical support services as they relate to the financial management of applications for Payment Management. Our Team analyzes the technical and programming requirements for each mandated maintenance or infrastructure request and data fix on an as needed basis for production problem resolution. We also support new infrastructure requirements, software and database upgrades, and the Fiscal Service Payment Management, TRACS strategic plan and organizational goal requirements.

Too many people are affected by cancer. It has impacted, in one way or another, almost everyone. That’s why CSS continues to support the Relay For Life event – to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Money raised from these events makes a HUGE impact on cancer research and helps to save millions of lives and support those battling this dreaded disease.

Relay For Life is more than a fundraiser; it’s an event that brings the whole community together to prove that we will not let cancer win! It’s also a time when we honor survivors and caregivers, and remember loved ones lost. Together, we can stop this disease. That’s why we’d like your help.

Here’s how the American Cancer Society uses donations to help save lives:

  • Supporting innovative cancer research, lifesaving screenings, and treatment
  • Offering 24/7 Lifeline for free, comprehensive cancer information, patient navigators, health insurance information, clinical trial matching, or just a friendly ear
  • Providing crucial patient care programs like Hope Lodge® offers patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.

Please support the American Cancer Society by making a donation. Thanks so much!

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2017 Women 100 List

Congratulations to our President and CEO, Lisa Cusack, for making the Loudoun Business Journal’s Women 100 List.  Nominated by peers, this is Lisa’s third year in a row as part of an amazing group of women leading change in the county as well as society.

CSS Receives new Blanket Purchase Agreement Award

CSS was recently awarded, as the Prime Contractor, 6 Task Areas under a BPA (Blanket Purchase Agreement) with an unnamed Federal Agency (as per their request). This contract is for 1 year with 4 follow on option years. The Task Areas are

  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • Business Analysis Support for Existing Systems
  • Business Analysis Support for New Systems
  • Quality Assurance and Production Support
  • Database Management Systems Support
  • Records Information Management Support

CSS has Annual Holiday Party on the Dandy. As part of our Holiday Celebration we raffle off prizes, in order to receive a raffle ticket employees must bring either a toy for Toys-For-Tots or Canned goods for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Our very generous employees donated over 30 toys and a grocery cart full of food. Thanks to everyone who donated!!

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CSS Supports 2016 One Day Conference

CSS is proud to help sponsor and support One Day. This is a single-day conference that has been organized with a heart of compassion toward inspiring women to believe in themselves and to achieve their goals, especially those who have found themselves in major life transitions. If you could use some encouragement, motivation, or support One Day is for you! If you have ever said “One Day I will (fill in the blank)” this conference is for you! If you are ready for a supportive environment with like-minded people and overcomers serving as “Goal-Models” to help you put “Action” to your “One Day” goal, this conference is for you! Participation will be limited to 25 women this year so don’t hesitate, REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, November 5th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
215 Depot Court
Leesburg, VA 20175

Food will be provided!!

There is no cost to participate. Please visit our blog for more information or email Kindra Harvey atonedayachievers@gmail.com.


CSS Awarded Contract with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

On August 17th, 2016 Custom Software Systems, Inc. was awarded a contract with the State of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). This contract is to support DHMH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration’s (PHPA) Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB). IDPHSB supports and oversees prevention and health services programs for prevention of new HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis infections and improve the health of persons impacted by these infectious diseases in Maryland. To support this work, the IDPHS collects, manages, reports and analyzes client-level HIV prevention and health services data to describe program processes and outcomes (e.g. client eligibility, clients served, services delivered, expenditures, health outcomes). The data systems that support the daily operations of two IDPHSB programs, the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) and HIV Testing Program, utilize custom WebFOCUS software which includes dashboards, reports, and data migration/transformation programs.

CSS is supporting these programs through the provision of WebFOCUS programming for high priority system modifications. In addition, CSS will be responsible for enhancing the existing system through the development of new and/or modified software functionality as defined by State needs.



CSS assessed at CMMI-SVC v1.3 Maturity Level 2 (ML2)

Custom Software Systems, Inc. was assessed at CMMI-SVC v1.3 Maturity Level 2 (ML2) on September 22, 2016 by Multi-Dimensional Maturity with approval by the CMMI Institute on October 4, 2016. We want to thank Abaco Strategies, LLC and all of the CSS participants who helped to make this happen. This was no small effort and took the coordination and input from many people. By being CMMI ML2 this will allow us to be more efficient internally as a company as well as being able to provide greater efficiencies and support to our clients.

What our CMMI maturity level 2 rating means is:
• Our work and processes have received the highest form of third-party validation.
• We manage projects with an established set of practices.
• We’re dedicated to continuous improvement and producing great work that makes a difference.

So, once again, thanks to all who took part in the assessment and helped make this happen!!


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CSS Raises Over $5.600.00 To Help Fight Cancer In Loudoun County Relay For Life

Thank You to all who participated in, raised money for, contributed to and in any way supported the CSS Geeks for the Cure Team for the 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for life event. We were able to raise $5,621.60 (as of May 25, 2016) as a team to help support those battling cancer – and at the same time have a little (o.k. a lot) of fun doing it.

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CSS Sponsors and Participates in the University of Maryland Entrepreneurship and Innovations Program (EIP) Competition

CSS was proud to sponsor and participate in the University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurship and Innovations Program (EIP) – http://www.eip.umd.edu/index.html. Bob Cusack was honored to be a judge in the competition which had 17 very talented teams of sophomores and freshmen who presented their business ideas. Some very innovative ideas were presented – presentations had to be done in 4 minutes or under with a 2 minute questions and answer session. This alone was tremendous fe…at! A couple of the ideas included health bars made from unused foods gathered from restaurants (allowing less food waste), a pet finder app that matched pets up with people (reducing euthanasia and pet adoption costs), a new way to code addresses for quick geo lookups, and many others. As well as bragging rights winners also received cash awards. Pictures of the event can be found at: ter.ps/terptank2016


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