Octo Consulting Development Program Wins DoD Acquisition Award

Federal IT services provider Octo Consulting’s prime development program has won a DoD-sponsored award for acquisition excellence.

The $38.9 million National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agile Web Presence program is the first agile contract in which NGA pays a fixed prove for development rather than predetermined deliverables or labor hours. It won the annual David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

The award recognizes DoD civilian or military teams who have demonstrated innovation and best practices in program management, and innovation and technical excellence in acquisition, to save money for the warfighter and the taxpayer.

The Octo AWP contracting model allows the government flexibility to adjust its purchased capacity based on its backlog and available funding while prioritizing those features that are most important to enhancing customers’ user experience. It is a good option for NGA, the Intelligence Community and federal government when purchasing agile development because of the cost savings it has already delivered.

“The award demonstrates our commitment to innovation, and a true partnership between our government, customer and Octo,” said Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo Consulting. “This type of collaboration can generate lasting results that bolster not only agency goals, but enhance our national security.”

Virginia-headquartered Octo Consulting is a leading provider of technology and modernization services for the federal government, and one of only 11 private companies in the United States to have been appraised at CMMI® Level 4 for Software Development Maturity (CMMI-DEV).

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