Department of Defense

Introduced Process Methods Resulting in Approximately 33% Improved Acquisition Cycle Time

The Problem:

The Army is challenged with acquiring and implementing Enterprise-wide IT capabilities and services across multiple Combatant Commands. Project Manager Installation, Information, Infrastructure, Communications and Capabilities (PM I3C2) manages a global portfolio as a critical part of the Army’s initiative to transform its IT Enterprise into a single, cohesive force deployment enabler.

The Solution:

Octo provides worldwide (U.S., Korea, Europe, Southwest Asia) full acquisition lifecycle support expertise, leveraging agile acquisition engineering concepts to develop performance based strategies and establish a repeatable and efficient process for mission execution. Octo is enabling the Joint Information Environment for the Army.

Key Takeaways
  • The Army is challenged with acquiring and implementing Enterprise-wide IT capabilities and services across multiple Combatant Commands
  • Needed to transform IT Enterprise into a single, cohesive force deployment enabler
  • Octo provided worldwide full acquisition lifecycle support expertise to develop performance based strategies and establish a repeatable and efficient process for mission execution
  • Business process methods resulted in improved optimization of aprox. 33% acquisition cycle time

The Benefits

Octo supported a wide-ranging portfolio of contract actions of varying complexity and scope for new Army Command and Control Systems and Components (C4I) capabilities valued at over $1.7B in 2012 alone. Octo also introduced business process improvement methods that resulted in process optimization yielding approximately 33% improved acquisition cycle time.