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Jacobs Secures $29M Contract from USPTO to Provide Cyber Support Services; Caesar Nieves Quoted

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Jacobs was awarded a three-year, $29 million by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide agency-wide cybersecurity support services for its 18,000-person workforce, the company announced on Monday.

“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 will cover 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 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. The USPTO serves as the issuing authority for all U.S. intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The office has fostered innovation, competitiveness and job growth across the nation.

The contract award follows the appointment of Caesar Nieves, a government market veteran with two decades of business and technical leadership experience, as senior vice president of Jacobs’ cyber business in Feb. 2020.

He aims to help expand Jacobs’ cyber business and market footprint in his new position. Nieves previously held leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell, Unisys and Engility. Earlier in his career, he worked as an analyst at AT&T’s government unit and Alion Science and Technology.

“Caesar’s strong leadership experience directly supports our growth and continued development and deployment of innovative solutions across an ever-expanding client base,” said Dawne Hickton, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Jacobs’ critical mission solutions business and a 2020 Wash100 winner.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.