Octo will provide SAFe® support, address program wide challenges, and drive improvements by architecting, designing, developing, implementing, and operating GSA’s new, modernized SAM ecosystem.
August 4, 2020, Reston, Va. – Octo is pleased to announce it has won the Joint Product Team Task Order under the General Services Administration (GSA) CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET) blanket purchase agreement (BPA). The task order, valued at $11.8 million over five years, will allow Octo to provide Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and overarching business and technical architecture for GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) to continue improving GSA’s new System for Award Management (SAM).
Octo will provide GSA with business, technical, and scaled Agile leadership required to execute the IAE Agile Release Train, address program challenges, and continuously drive business value, according to Octo Director for GSA Programs AJ Rowland. “Octo has always emphasized the importance of emerging technologies and relentlessly invests to ensure we have the right technologies, partnerships, processes, and employees to lead modernization efforts such as IAE’s,” Rowland said. “We are excited to continue our successful partnership with GSA through this contract that enables us to impact the entire IAE program through architecture, governance, DevOps, and Agile process enhancements.”
This is Octo’s first award under the COMET BPA. “This is a key win for our GSA team, further demonstrating the valuable work the team has been doing for this customer over the last several years,” said Thomas Lee, Senior Vice President of Octo’s Federal and Civilian Business Unit. “We are pleased to continue to support GSA by providing top talent and technology to help them meet mission objectives.”
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