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Octo Wins Agile Software Engineering Contract with Air Force’s Kessel Run Lab

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Octo Consulting today announced it has been awarded a Prime contract
with the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, managed by the U.S. Air Force
Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Hanscom Air Force Base,
Massachusetts. The Air Force sought a partner to continue transforming
legacy applications using cloud-native, 12-factor development techniques
and fully leveraging the enhanced security and rapid prototyping
capability provided by Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology. Octo
will deliver Agile software engineering expertise to allow the Kessel
Run Experimentation Lab to rapidly refactor legacy applications using
microservices, APIs and highly responsive modern user interfaces.

A key difference in the way the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab executes
its mission is that it co-locates product teams, platform teams, subject
matter experts, and program oversight. This deliberate approach on the
part of the Air Force seeks to bridge the literal and figurative gaps
between customers, developers, designers, and product owners. This
model, when combined with the Pivotal PaaS, supports rapid delivery of
value to Air Force end users, and breaks from legacy development models
where application updates sometimes were infrequent and systems fragile.

With this win, Octo expands its support with the U.S. Air Force and into
one of the military’s most forward-thinking laboratory environments.

“This contract exemplifies the work we really love doing here at Octo.
This is forward-leaning support using the latest technologies and
methodologies and is also in direct support of our warfighters,” said
Octo Executive Vice President Jim Vant. “This work also allows us to
leverage our established targeting and GEOINT capabilities for the
benefit of the Air Force.”

“AFLCMC and the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab looked for companies that
shared their cutting-edge model for Agile software development and their
unflinching emphasis on value delivery to customers,” added Octo CEO
Mehul Sanghani. “We believe our proven experience with PaaS-enabled
software engineering and cloud-native development on mission systems
provides reduced risk and immediate impact for the Air Force. We are
elated to have been chosen to support the Air Force and the Kessel Run
Experimentation Lab on this transformation project and we look forward
to a strong partnership.”

About Octo Consulting Group

A premier provider of technology solutions, Octo empowers federal
agencies to modernize faster. Our combination of technical innovation
and pragmatic execution unleashes new capabilities, bolsters security,
and transforms service delivery. We specialize in scalable Agile
software development, user experience design, and cloud engineering
solutions to improve, modernize, and optimize government IT systems.
Known for challenging the status quo and continually exploring new ways
to deliver value, our superior outcomes are the result of our
collaborative analytical approach and partnering with our customers.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo builds flexible solutions that
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