Octo wins $203 million FCC contract for app development; CEO Mehul Sanghani quoted

Information technology company serving the public sector Octo received a potential five-year, $203.5 million contract from the Federal Communications Commission for technical support and software services.

The Application Development Support Services contract requires the Octo team to exercise extreme programming skills to run program management and software development at the FCC Information Technology Center, the Reston, Va.-based company said on July 12.

“We are excited to bring our proven tools and processes to the FCC as part of its mission to regulate communications in the United States, including promoting innovations in communications technology,” said the CEO of octo. Mehul Sanghani.

Sanghani also said that the contract work will utilize the company’s recently rebuilt and refurbished oLabs research and development facilities and predicted that Octo’s personnel would not only meet the stipulations of the contract, but exceed the Commission’s expectations.

According to the general manager of Octo Civilian Business Tom LeeTo address the need for FCC system modernization and the goal of increased citizen engagement, Octo will work with personnel from Nuvitek, CivicActions, Emprata and DefyneIT.

The hub renovation recently completed equipped oLabs with more than 15 petaflops of AI computing and two petabytes of FlashBlade storage. It is a 14,000 square foot space that encourages cooperation and coworking, especially between Octo employees and federal government customers. oLabs’ resources and devices should make the company’s work for the FCC more efficient and comprehensive.

“Octo has long understood the power of collaboration when it comes to creating and delivering industry-leading solutions,” added Lee.

The contract announcement follows the company’s June release of a data mesh platform to help national government agencies collect, process, protect and access analytical data. This program was also developed at oLabs.

Margie D. Carlisle