Octo and Raft Win Air Force Contract to Support Kessel Run's Cloud CITI

Octo and Raft Win Air Force Contract to Support Kessel Run's Cloud CITI

Octo will partner with Raft to provide the U.S. Air Force with DevSecOps expertise, infrastructure, and platform services as part of the Cloud Computing and I.T. Integration (CITI) effort.

November 16, 2021, Reston, Va.Octo, the premier pure-play IT modernization provider for the Federal Government, announced it has been awarded a $36 million contract with its Prime partner Raft to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Detachment 12, known as Kessel Run. Octo and Raft will provide the Air Force with DevSecOps software engineering, Kubernetes infrastructure, and multi-region platform services as part of the Cloud Computing and I.T. Integration (CITI) initiative. The contract scope includes developing macro-level architectural solutions to a multi-region hybrid infrastructure and a cross-cutting application and integration architecture, as well as providing data management and analytics architecture services. Octo’s senior level engineers will support Kessel Run in modernizing legacy software systems and supporting external DoD software initiatives, while participating in a culture of collaboration with the Air Force.

The Kessel Run software factory includes members from the Operational Command and Control Users (OpsC2), Wing Command and Control Users (WingC2), and All Domain Common Platform (ADCP) teams who collaborate to leverage industry best practices and products to rapidly deliver capabilities while consistently testing for and eradicating vulnerabilities in a continuous and secure software delivery life cycle. Kessel Run incorporates lean and Agile methodologies combined with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).

Sam Stollar, Octo’s General Manager, Intelligence Community and Air Force, said, “Our team’s spirit of innovation combined with deep technical expertise in platform as a service (PaaS) and automation has been a superb match for Kessel Run. We’re pleased to expand our relationship with them as we work with our close partner Raft, implementing rapid, secure solutions that support the Air Force’s critical missions.”

Octo’s CEO Mehul Sanghani said, “We are excited to work with Raft as we continue to provide bleeding-edge technology and unique talent to the U.S. Air Force. The Cloud CITI initiative is designed to support warfighters, and Octo is proud to be part of that effort. Modernization, innovation, and collaboration are keys to success, and we’re pleased to offer all three to this Kessel Run program.”

About Octo 

Octo is a technology firm dedicated to solving the Federal Government’s most complex challenges, enabling agencies to jump the technology curve. We don’t just modernize. We create lasting change through best practices that help agencies implement and integrate at-scale next-generation technology and innovation. With a mission and service first mentality, we provide Agile, DevSecOps, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Cloud, Open Source, and Data Science solutions, collaborating to solve customers’ pressing problems. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo delivers proven technology vital to the intelligence community and health care, defense, national security, and civilian agencies that directly impact our nation. Visit octo.us.