Iron Mountain bags $6.7 million contract from USPTO

Iron Mountain for CIOsIron Mountain has bagged a multi-year $6.7 million contract from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

Iron Mountain will be relocating approximately 4.6 million patent files from USPTO’s current storage location, which includes capturing file level metadata, packing, removal and transportation of all records to Iron Mountain’s secure, NARA-compliant storage facility.

Iron Mountain will perform all records management tasks associated with these records, including retrievals, refiles, disposition, accessioning and destruction.

“This contract is the result of Iron Mountain’s extensive efforts to seek out innovative solutions to the records and information management needs of the federal government,” said Michael Lewis, ‎vice president and general manager, Iron Mountain Government Services.

Iron Mountain said its facilities are purpose-built for agency needs, with modernized services that reduce operational expenses and real property footprints, while improving the security and accessibility of government-owned records.

Iron Mountain is increasingly focused on meeting government-wide goals to streamline operations, become more efficient and significantly cut costs. This includes supporting agency requirements for initiatives like the Open Data Policy, Reduce the Footprint Policy and Data Center Optimization Initiative.

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