Service Center Oryza Team Wins U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Contract

Ashburn, VA – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) has awarded its four year Service Center Operations Support Services contract in Vermont and California (SCOSS B contract) to Service Center Oryza Team (SCOT, a partnership of The Oryza Group and FCi Federal). FCi Federal, the incumbent professional services firm, partnered with Oryza Group, a service disabled veteran small business, to secure this contract.

“Delivering high quality performance and results to USCIS has long been among our top priorities and FCi Federal is happy to be part of the winning team for the next SCOSS contract at the Vermont and California Service Centers,” said FCi Federal Founder and CEO Sharon Virts. “Considering each year the service centers handle about four million applications for immigration benefits and deposit over $1 billion in fees, the function of the service centers is vitally important to the mission of the U.S. government and USCIS, and FCi Federal is extremely proud to be part of the process.”
The Service Center Operations Support Services (SCOSS) contract provides administrative and records management support services for USCIS Service Center Operations with approximately 2,700 government employees in four states.  SCOSS A includes the Texas and Nebraska Service Centers and SCOSS B includes Service Centers in Vermont and California. The Service Centers handle correspondence management, data collection, fee collection, and file operations supporting USCIS immigration services.

“I dedicated the first part of my life to serving my country in the military, and I’m proud to continue that service today by supporting USCIS and by also hiring and helping veterans as they transition out of the military and into the workforce,” said Oryza Group president, Leland Rice. “Our partnership with FCi Federal makes this possible. Working with such a successful firm, we believe this partnership will deliver the highest quality results to USCIS in the coming years.”

SCOT personnel at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) will transition to employees of the Oryza Group and SCOT personnel at the California Service Center (CSC) will transition to employees of FCi Federal. The new SCOSS B contract officially begins in early August and the transition to SCOT begins immediately.

About FCi Federal

Operating in more than 40 states and territories, FCi Federal is one of the fastest growing government services firms in the industry providing a wide range of managed professional, administrative and technical services to federal agencies. With 24 years of experience in the Federal market, FCi brings depth and breadth of resources and engaged leadership to manage complex Government programs, ranging from operating large production centers to providing integrated mission support services for geographically distributed operations. The company’s more than 2,200 employees put their core expertise in program management support, records management, adjudication support, fraud detection and other administrative support services to work in ways that routinely outperform expectations.

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About The Oryza Group

The Oryza Group operates in 10 states across the U.S. providing administrative, clerical, professional, legal and human resources support to our customers in all industries, including many of the top government integrators and large business prime contractors. Our ability to provide large and small business customers with effective prime and subcontracting services that are individually tailored to specific government requirements sets us apart.

More information about The Oryza Group can be found at

Monday, June 22, 2023