About

Al Strong and Commercial Programming Systems

For almost 40 years, Al Strong has run CPS with love, grit and determination. His vision to help Southern Ca. businesses and organizations locate and hire the best IT personnel made him a legend in the IT staffing industry. As a leader at Information Industries Inc, he initiated a version of what so many now call Contract to Hire. With this innovation CPS has been successful in placing thousands of contractors nationwide. The team at CPS are sad to announce that Al passed away March 13, 2017. Though he will no longer be running the show here at CPS, his love and passion to bring businesses and the right IT professionals together will not diminish. Remembering Al’s great sense of humor and his dogged determination to do a great job, we are more committed than ever to keep Al’s legacy alive. Though we are sad today, we are grateful that Al’s 80 years were lived to the fullest. Donations can be sent to- University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Clinic 1441 Eastlake Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089 Development Office, Room 8322 Attention: In Memory of Al Kram Strong.

UCLA IS Associates honor Al Strong and CPS

UCLA IS Associates has awarded a ‘Membership in Perpetuity’ in memory of Commercial Programming Systems’, Al Strong, for his 30 years of service and dedication to the IS Associate.

“For the last 30 years, Al was a vital part of the UCLA IS Associate family. As an active board member, Al long understood and actively supported our ‘community of IT’ philosophy, i.e. providing a non-competitive, collegial environment where IT practitioners can network with IT providers to discuss their challenges and create lasting partnerships”, comments Don Olender, Executive Director ISA.

UCLA IS Associates was established in 1978 as a professional partnership between UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and corporate and governmental enterprises. It is now supported through UCLA’s Office of Information Technology.

CPS is a TechServe Alliance Member

Al’s Legacy

Al Strong’s legacy lives on at CPS. Though AL will no longer be running the show here at CPS, his love and passion to bring businesses and the right IT professionals together will not diminish. Remembering Al’s great sense of humor and his dogged determination to do a great job, we are more committed than ever to keep Al’s legacy alive. CPS shall continue to place contractors nationwide.