Meet the Innovators: Tiffany Southard 

Today, we're excited to introduce you to Tiffany Southard, Senior Software Development Manager at Octo, who plays a pivotal role in propelling us and our clients forward. 

Balanced Automation: Creating Operational Excellence Across Federal Agencies

Government agencies are often tasked with a myriad of repetitive and time-consuming tasks that can be streamlined through automation. From data entry to document processing, these tasks not only consume valuable time and resources, but are also prone to human error. By harnessing the power of automation, agencies can significantly enhance their operational efficiency.

Elevating Federal Team Performance for Superior Customer Satisfaction

In the dynamic landscape of Federal government contracting, where regulations and administrations change frequently, the quest for excellence is unending. To secure business opportunities and enhance customer satisfaction, it is paramount for government contracting (GovCon) teams to continuously elevate their performance levels.  

Meet the Innovators: Jeremy Opacich

Welcome back to Meet the Innovators, where we feature the thinkers and doers making great things happen for Octo’s customers who serve the people of our nation. Today we’re interviewing Emily Paul, Senior User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Designer supporting Octo’s National Security and Federal Civilian business unit. Emily has been with Octo for 18 months and works with a team focusing on immigrants’ public applications through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

Using AI and Generative AI for Cloud-Based Modernization of Federal Agencies

As cloud computing environments expand and diversify, government agencies are confronted with a growing array of cloud services, options, and offerings. To navigate this complexity effectively, agencies must formulate well informed strategies aimed at understanding, anticipating, rationalizing, and optimizing major cloud architecture decisions to reduce technical debt and create seamless interaction with applications.

Winning in Digital Transformation: A Sports Model for Building Teams

In the fast-paced arena of federal government digital transformation, some things more than others set contractors apart. I've had the privilege of leading winning teams in a company that's not only embraced digital transformation, but also has adopted a playbook that draws inspiration from the world of sports. At Octo, we've built dynamic digital transformation teams using a sports model, emphasizing the pivotal role of company culture and commitment to the customer to succeed in the larger federal market. 

Octo Receives Option Year Funding from ARL for Advanced MLOps R&D

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded Octo option year funding to continue services for an additional year under Octo’s broad agency announcement contract award. Octo will continue researching and developing a machine learning operations (MLOps) prototype designed to maintain operational effectiveness of ML models in austere environments.

Octo Brings Further Value through PMI Citizen Development Silver Partnership 

Committed to Citizen Development (CD) and the use of low-code/no-code options that bring Federal Government customers tremendous value, Octo is pleased to announce it has earned a Silver Citizen Development (CD) Partnership through the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI’s partnership program provides a global ecosystem of low-code/no-code technology vendors and delivery organizations that align with PMI standards that, according to PMI, allow “the world to unlock the true value of citizen development in a safe and scalable way." Marked by purpose and dedication, the journey to this accomplishment required meeting significant milestones, resulting in tangible benefits for Octo and our customers. 

Enhancing Collaboration and Customer Satisfaction through Successful PI Planning

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How to Know if a Project is Right for Citizen Development

Citizen development, which involves less technical professionals in app creation, empowers staff, fosters innovation, and bridges demand and developer gaps. But how can an organization determine whether a project is appropriate for citizen development? Let’s examine the criteria and explore ways to assess whether your project is a good fit.