Committed to continuous improvement, TTC Quality/Integration Management System has been certified ISO 9001, 27001, and 20000

What does this mean?  In addition to TTCs appraised CMMI rated Level 3 (by SES Solutions) for development (CMMI-DEV) and services (CMMI-SVC), these International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications (by Perry Johnson Registrars) incorporate our ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 27001 Information Security Management System, ISO 20000 Information Technology System and CMMI Level 3 evaluated processes into a robust Integrated Management System (IMS).  These certifications demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality practices for our customers, business partners and employees.

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a Quality Management System (QMS); it can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity.  In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.  This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. The ISO 27001 standard is a globally recognized information security standard developed and maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Establishing our processes, procedures and practices for ISO 27001 certification demonstrates TTC’s investment in the personnel, processes, tools, and systems necessary to protect data for all interested parties with reliable and repeatable results.  The ISO 20000 standard in an international Information Technology (IT) standard.  This document specifies requirements for an organization to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a service management system (SMS).

Kudos to Tiffany Pender and Jeff Stanek for their efforts with Zero Trust.

The following article outlines Tiffany, ACC’s Enterprise Program Manager and Jeff, ACC’s ISSM, heavy lift for the Zero Trust Task Force.

“ACC continues progress toward Zero Trust solutions with DISA partnership”

Published Feb. 18, 2022

By 1st Lt. Teri Bunce

Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.

Air Combat Command has further developed its relationship with the Defense Information Systems Agency to combine efforts and knowledge to source Zero Trust Architecture solutions.

As command with lead cyber responsibilities for the Department of the Air Force, ACC is spearheading two pathfinder programs that will work alongside the Thunderdome Zero Trust prototype program, recently funded by the agency. This partnership effort to learn best practices and ensure interoperability amongst solutions and could ultimately drive the initial ZT architecture acquisition and production for both DISA and the Air Force.

ACC already developed and piloted a Zero Trust Architecture capability, Cloud Native Access Point at Cape Canaveral, Florida. From there, the Zero Trust Task Force furthered development and is ready to execute two CNAP base-wide pathfinders at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Beale Air Force Base, California.

“The department of the Air Force has been a critical player in the Department of Defense’s Zero Trust transformation,” said Steve Haselhorst, ACC’s Chief Technology Officer. “Interoperability between the DoD is essential. With this in mind, Air Force and DISA are partnering to evaluate Zero Trust solutions together under the Thunderdome umbrella.”

This initial step will lead to a service-wide rollout of new security architecture FY23-25, transforming the way the AF protects its most valued digital resource: data. This new architecture will streamline several information technology processes, increase overall usability and accessibility and allow airmen to operate anywhere, anytime.

In January 2021, DISA awarded a $6.8 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for execution of a Thunderdome Prototype, a zero trust security solution. During this six-month effort, the agency will operationally test how to implement DISA’s Zero Trust Reference Architecture by taking advantage of commercial technologies such as Secure Access Service Edge and Software Defined-Wide Area Networks. Thunderdome will also incorporate greater cybersecurity centered on data protection and integrate with existing endpoint and identity initiatives aligned to zero trust.

“Thunderdome reflects a substantial shift to a next generation cybersecurity and network architecture for DOD,” said Chris Barnhurst, DISA deputy director. “Rooted in identity and enhanced security controls, Thunderdome fundamentally changes our classic network-centric defense-in-depth security model to one centered on the protection of data and will ultimately provide the department with a more secure operating environment through the adoption of zero trust principles.”

As part of this modernization, Thunderdome will enable the streamlining of DOD’s endpoint security solution set, enhance our security posture as we continue to invest in cloud technologies and implement new security capabilities.

Service members regardless of service and location need the flexibility to access resources no matter their native environment. The Air Force continues to work closely with sister services through the DoD CIO Zero Trust Program Office to accelerate efforts to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace. We are taking bold and decisive action to ensure that the information technology supports our current and future warfighters and that our weapons systems are protected anytime, anywhere.

“All services will need to remain in lock step,” said Haselhorst. “The ability to operate IT in a joint environment is quintessential to maintaining our tactical warfighting edge. It is imperative all services reach ZT at the same time ensuring interoperability between enclaves.”

Thunderdome will greatly help to defend and guard systems against sophisticated adversaries and modernize cybersecurity infrastructure.

“Now more than ever, Zero Trust is critical for protecting data and securing our military resources,” said Haselhorst “There is palpable frustration with our current legacy infrastructure. Zero Trust and the pathfinders in partnership with DISA, will eliminate the underlying causation of “slow” and “redundant” systems. It will force a cultural and technical revolution within the Air Force, leading to much more productive Airmen and strengthen our security posture, halting our adversaries’ ability breach our most treasured resources.”

Source:

https://www.acc.af.mil/News/Article/2940722/acc-continues-progress-toward-zero-trust-solutions-with-disa-partnership/

TTC APPRAISED AT CMMI LEVEL 3 for both Development (CMMI – DEV) and Services (CMMI – SVC)

On 10 November 2021, TTC today announced that it has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for both (CMMI – DEV) and Services (CMMI – SVC).  The appraisal was performed by SES Solutions and can be viewed https://cmmiinstitute.com/pars/appraisals/56302.  This appraisal advances TTC CMMI Level 2 qualifications to 3 and incorporates our International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 27001 Information Security Management certifications into an Integrated Management System (IMS).

An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the TTC organization is performing at a “managed” level.  At CMMI level 3, TTC projects ensure processes are planned and executed in accordance with (IAW) per our policies, plans, and procedures.  TTC’s projects incorporate highly skilled employees with the required resources to produce quality controlled outputs, involve stakeholders, and, are monitored, controlled and reviewed; then, they are evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions and requirements.

CMMI Institute (CMMInstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology.  CMMI’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevates performance and creates sustainable competitive advantages.

TTC & Strongbridge Awarded DOT/FRA DEVOPS Contract

TTC with prime Strongbridge was awarded a contract to provide Development & Operations (DevOps) Support Services Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  TTC will build, develop, test, deploy, deliver, and maintain systems and applications that are secure, reliable, safe, and resilient using DevSecOps and cloud security principles, latest Best Practices, standards, and guidance throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for on-premises hosted and cloud-based applications.  Support includes Operation and maintenance (O&M), System Administration, SharePoint Administration/Development, Dynamics 365 Development/Administration, Software Development, Mobile Application Development, Web Based Application Development, Script Writing, System Analysis, Database Administration, Business Process Reengineering, Agile Development, Help Desk Support, Technical Writing, Records Management and Software testing for multiple FRA IT systems and applications.

TTC Awarded Army AFC FCC Mission Support Services MATOC on Ft Eustis

TTC subcontracting to JANUS Research Group (JANUS), was awarded the Army Futures and Concepts Center (FCC) Mission Support Services (MSS) IDIQ MATOC.   JANUS and 3 other companies were awarded the contract with a value of $240M to provide Army Futures Command (AFC) services focused on developing adaptive leaders and organizations, modernizing equipment, and revolutionizing training at Fort Eustis, Virginia.   TTC will support Janus and the AFC FCC and their subordinate organizations with Concept Development, Experimentation and Evaluation, Capability Developments, Information Technology, Information Management, Data Management and Graphic Design Support, and the Army Futures Command Modernization Process and Futures Development Process.  Also, TTC will inform and assist to shape decisions regarding organization design and equipping of the future force.

ISO / CMMI Certifications

TTC is proud to share we are ISO 9001-2015 certified and CMMI Level 2 (Services and Development) appraised and are diligently continuing to expand our Quality Management System (QMS). Over the next couple of months, TTC will achieve CMMI Level 3 appraisals in both Services and Development. Additionally, TTC will be certified in ISO 27001 for Information Assurance and CMMC Level 3. Already, TTC has completed all requirements to be in compliance with CMMC, Information Systems and Information Assurance and are waiting for Government appraisal; mandated by DoD, this will become a requirement to compete for contracts requiring IT and cyber security.

TTC is operating under quite a comprehensive Total Quality Management System (QMS). This ensures we are providing services and development with a high degree of not only quality, but a level of delivery unparalleled by many of our industry competitors. Anyone having questions about our successes and continued refinement of our Total QMS can contact Patrick Minney patrick.minney@ttcin.com, our lead for these certifications.

Bovian TTC J/V Awarded STARS III 8(a) IDIQ

TTC is proud to announce its joint venture (J/V) with Bovian Enterprises, Bovian TTC LLC, was awarded a GSA STARS III contract. The GSA STARS III contract is a government wide, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a 5-year base period with one additional 5-year option period, totaling a potential 10-year contract life with a $50B ceiling.

The GSA STARS III is the GSA’s fourth-generation 8(a) GWAC and designed to provide federal agencies with innovative IT service-based solutions from vetted 8(a) small, disadvantaged businesses, in support of meeting socioeconomic contracting goals. Bovian TTC’s contract award comes after GSA conducted an extensive review of both TTC and Bovian’s past performance and capabilities to ensure that Bovian TTC as a JV provides advanced technology services with competitive pricing to government agencies.

“We are excited to be part of this contract and provide innovative solutions and services for Information Technology Services from operations and maintenance, cyber security, software development, enterprise content management and much more.” – TTC COO, Sheri Robinson.

GSA awarded the initial phase of the 8(a) STARS III GWAC on June 17, 2021. The contract’s notice to proceed is anticipated to be issued in July, effectively opening it for business. Once permitted, government agencies can leverage JV’s contract number 47QTCB21D0034.

About Bovian TTC Joint Venture – Bovian TTC is a Joint Venture 8(a) SDVOSB Joint Venture specializing in providing innovative and flexible strategy and technology solutions. Our team has the strength, capability, and reliability of a large business with years of support to Federal organizations with the proven past performance and the flexibility of a small business.

About TTC – TTC Inc. is a Small Business founded in 2005 and headquartered in Newport News, VA delivering best value Professional Services and Information Technology (IT) services and solutions through the innovative application of our team members’ professional experience and use of current, innovative technologies. We offer the experience, creativity and intellectual capital of a large services firm and combine it with the entrepreneurial spirit and client focus of a small business.  We offer outstanding services, capable and operationalized IT, tailored processes, and innovative solutions supporting Federal and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.  Using ISO 9001:2015 as our overarching Quality Management System (QMS) umbrella, our CMMI (Level 2 appraised for both Software Development and Services), our processes into integrated into one QMS, providing the foundation for TTC to continue providing with repeatable, reliable, and measurable processes within a defined and monitored governance program.

About Bovian – Bovian Enterprises, LLC is an IT firm that specializes in resolving complex technical and operational challenges for the Chief Information Officer community. We are an SBA 8(a) and VA SDVOSB certified company anticipating award on several government-wide acquisition contracts. Our work in the public and private sector has proven our commitment to making IT solutions and policy attainable and affordable for all types of organizations. Though small in size, Bovian leverages its expertise and flexibility to provide immediate impacts for our clients. Our company uses its network of IT professionals to maximize IT’s support to business objectives while also maximizing value. We strive to provide enterprise-wide solutions and emphasize the adoption of IT innovation while limiting one-off solutions unless required by the mission. We take pride in fostering a workplace that empowers the workforce to be creative, find professional purpose and serve our clients with A+ quality every day.

About 8(a) STARS III – STARS III is a small business set-aside GWAC, will provide flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. This next-generation GWAC will build upon the framework of 8(a) STARS II and expand capabilities for emerging technologies and OCONUS requirements. Along with competitive opportunities, Bovian TTC J/V may also receive direct awards (sole source) contracts for $4M.

TTC Certified ISO 9001-2015

September 8, 2020 –  TTC, Inc., an industry leader in the professional services industry, is pleased to announce today that it has earned ISO 9001-2015 certification. The comprehensive system audits covered every aspect of our operations.  “Any company that has been through the certification process knows that achieving ISO 9001 certification is demanding,” said Jose Rojas, President of TTC, Inc.   “Each individual in our operations must be wholly dedicated to the pursuit of quality.  By scrutinizing our enterprise at every level, we assure that our customers are receiving superior customer service and the highest quality products and professional support.”

ISO 9001 is a quality management system standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 9001 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process-based approach.  Jose Rojas commented, “Fulfilling the strict requirements of the ISO 9001 standard highlights our focus and commitment to deliver total customer satisfaction,”

TTC, Inc.  is an industry leading small business operationalized IT, tailored processes and innovative solutions supporting Civilian and Department of Defense (DoD).  With the ability to bring the best people, processes and technology, we are dedicated to delivering services with the experience and intellectual capital of a large professional firm combined with the nimble client focus of a small business.  Our ISO 9001 and CMMI compliant Quality Management System (QMS) assures we follow repeatable, reliable, and measurable processes within a defined and monitored governance program.

TTC Awarded DOI Follow-On Contract

September 2020 – TTC was awarded the Department of Interior (DOI) follow-on contract to provide Management, Administrative, IT, and Financial Support Services.  Our experts directly support DOI’s Business Integration Office (BIO) five divisions and the Office of Grants Management (PGM) SAP life-cycle activities.  At multiple locations, TTC provides proof of concept development, road map creation, process work flows, testing, production, release management, training, and financial capital planning management.