“We wouldn’t be surprised if more agencies look towards this approach moving forward as they seek ways to reduce wasteful spending and keep both agencies and contractors on the same page on critical projects.”
(PRWEB) December 01, 2015
McLean, VA., December 1, 2015 - Octo Consulting Group, (Octo) today announced it has been awarded a fixed price per sprint agile development contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) IT Services Directorate. The contract, valued at $34 million over five years, provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as operations and sustainment support to the NGA’s Agile Web Presence (AWP) program.
The “fixed price per sprint” is an innovative contract vehicle for the NGA’s AWP program and federal government as a whole. The contract emphasizes the purchase of development capacity instead of the typical delivery against finite, fixed requirements. This flexibility affords NGA greater efficiency, cost savings and ensures deliverables that meet mission requirements.
“This type of contract structure allows NGA to see what it is paying for as progress is made, ensuring that the deliverables meet the needs of the agency and fulfill its mission requirements,” said Octo CEO and founder, Mehul Sanghani. “We wouldn’t be surprised if more agencies look towards this approach moving forward as they seek ways to reduce wasteful spending and keep both agencies and contractors on the same page on critical projects.”
The AWP program develops and sustains NGA's internal and external web presences including NGA's .mil website as well as multiple websites on NGA's unclassified and classified networks.
In an effort to collaboratively work with the NGA on the AWP program, Octo stood up a development environment using Amazon GovCloud. Amazon’s secure cloud infrastructure gives the team access to tools, data, and applications needed to build new capabilities for NGA customers from anywhere, while easing future integration and deployment as well as offering greater scalability and resilience.
Since 2010, Octo has partnered with the intelligence community to deliver unique, user-centric software engineering and visual design solutions.
About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.
Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes. For more information please visit http://www.octoconsulting.com