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Octo Awarded $25M Contract to Provide Full Range of Information Management / Information Technology Services to DHA
[October 10, 2018]

Octo Awarded $25M Contract to Provide Full Range of Information Management / Information Technology Services to DHA

Octo Consulting Group (Octo), a premier next-generation IT Federal services provider, today announced the company has been selected for a new multiyear award contract by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) valued at nearly $25 million┬áto provide information technology support services to the DHA Research and Development (R&D) Directorate for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI). Octo will lead a full service IT project focused on developing and standardizing new processes, while introducing Agile (News - Alert) practices to reduce the time needed for development.

DHA's R&D Directorate leads the vision of optimizing PH/TBI outcomes and related patient care by collaborating across the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. The organization requires high-performing Information Management/Information Technology Development and Support Services to support their mission and ensure timely distribution of information. DHA's R&D Directorate has provided the Military Health System with the latest PH/TBI clinical and educational information since 2007. Octo will support two of the DHA R&D Directorate's congressionally designated centers of excellence: the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCOE). DHA's Research and Development Directorate was re-aligned to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in 2017.

"The Octo team is excited to leverage our xpertise across the full range of our services to support DHA's R&D Directorate in their vitally important mission," said Jay Shah, Executive Vice President at Octo. "Our talented team will work with DHA's R&D Directorate staff to institute Agile software development, unique prioritization techniques, and proven program management methods to improve their information distribution, modernize their system, and simultaneously reduce costs."

DHA's R&D Directorate and DHA's objectives for this contract include standardizing processes across the DHA that incorporate DHA's R&D Directorate needs, prioritizing competing requests while maintaining service level agreements, and improving agility and time to production without affecting quality or compromising security.

"As an integrated entity, DHA's R&D Directorate and DHA have the ability to support and implement a large IT portfolio of tools and shared services that contribute to their mutual agency-level and mission-related goals," said Octo Chief Executive Officer Mehul Sanghani. "This aligns perfectly with the skillset of Octo personnel across the entire IT landscape, from Agile software development to infrastructure modernization to cyber. This program is a unique opportunity for Octo to showcase the breadth and depth of its capabilities. We are honored to support the mission needs of DHA and DHA's R&D Directorate, and we look forward to supporting their modernization outcomes."

Octo will provide support services including program management, cybersecurity, and infrastructure management, as well as desktop and end user services, information management, and web services and enterprise IT service tasks. In addition, Octo will employ practices from its ISO 9001, 2000, and 27001 certifications in support of DHA's R&D Directorate to impart the process standardization, quality, and service delivery needed to be successful.

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 evolve as missions change, delivering results that last. Learn more at

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