Octo-Backed Joint Venture Secures Spot on Four-Year, $25M TSA Flexible Agile Scalable Teams (FAST) Contract

Octo will provide the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with program/project management, subject matter and senior technology expertise, Agile DevOps application development, and application production support.

Reston, Virginia – October 6, 2020 – Octo, a member of the Octo Metric Joint Venture (JV) with Metric5, announced it has been awarded the Mission Support Portfolio on the TSA FAST contract. Octo will provide program/project management, subject matter and senior technology expertise, application development, and application production. The contract term covers four years and has a total value of $25 million.

FAST is an innovative, forward-looking delivery strategy designed to support the integration, customization, and development of various mission support systems and applications. The business drivers for this new FAST strategy include leveraging industry and government best practices, reducing time to market, improving code quality, and enhancing customer service.

TSA FAST is a unique vehicle that takes lessons learned across government contracting, establishing a new procurement model that supports Agile development and production that is aligned throughout the agency. This vehicle allows TSA to procure scalable Agile teams faster than conventional government contracting approaches to procuring similar services. The vehicle will be used to help TSA’s Applications Development Division move toward modern architecture standards and delivery practices that include microservices, continuous integration and delivery, automated testing, and leveraging the cloud. The scope of work is expected to include a variety of custom development platforms as well as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

FAST is the TSA vehicle of choice for developing or modernizing applications, transitioning TSA to an Agile-based, multi-cloud infrastructure focused on continuous improvement across the agency and leveraging commercial off-the shelf SaaS and PaaS solutions. It supports IT’s efforts to evolve and transform to an organization committed to Agile processes. FAST task orders will support the majority of software application development and application O&M efforts at TSA.

“This award reflects Octo’s commitment to support federal customers by providing leading edge Agile DevSecOps and cloud solutions,” said Thomas Lee, Senior Vice President at Octo. “We are excited about developing the relationship with TSA and working once again with Metric5 as a trusted Octo Metric JV partner. We are confident that with the right tools, technology, and people we collectively have access to, we’re positioned to help TSA meet the demands of its important mission.”

Octo Metric was the only small business awardee and is one of only six vendors to be awarded.

About Octo

Octo challenges the status quo, empowering federal agencies to leap IT hurdles by using emerging technologies to create transformative solutions that enable rapid modernization, enhance citizen engagement, and maximize human impact. We continually explore ways to transform IT, producing results vital to national security, intelligence, health care, and more.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo is a technology firm dedicated to solving the Federal Government’s most complex challenges with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Agile DevSecOps, Cloud Engineering, Open Source, Cybersecurity, and Data Science solutions. Octo enables the government to modernize faster and meet the needs of rapidly changing missions with agility. Our approach is collaborative, and our outcomes are superior. Visit octo.us.