TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Octo Consulting Group (Octo), an award-winning provider of mission critical technology and digital services to the Federal marketplace, has named Tom Lee as a Senior Vice President leading the company’s National Security Business Unit. In this capacity, Tom will be leading Octo’s business development efforts and national security portfolio engagements which comprises of key IT programs for customers such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of State (State), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He will report to Octo President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Robert McCord.
“We were immediately drawn to Tom’s background which gives him a unique lens at approaching engagements to ensure agency mission success,” said Mehul Sanghani, Chief Executive Officer, Octo. “Tom and Octo understand that our National Security customers seek solutions that are force multipliers for mission success, and that these solutions often play critical roles in protecting our nation.”
Tom brings almost 20 years of Government IT experience to Octo. Prior to joining Octo, he was the Vice President of National Security with Acuity, where he managed large scale agile systems development programs for DHS, Treasury and State customers. Taking a nontraditional route to a career in government contracting, he started his career as a certified public accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and BearingPoint before teaching himself how to write code and working on large scale government contracts.
“I was drawn to Octo’s commitment to building teams that live the mission of their customers,” said Tom Lee. “Our teams understand that they’re not simply developing software for their customers, but rather helping the FBI digitally manage the overwhelming evidentiary processes or creating flexible IT infrastructure for DHS. It’s this unique understanding of the customer mission that sets Octo apart.”
In addition to being a certified public accountant, Tom is a certified scrum master, certified project management professional and ITIL v3f certified.
Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the Federal Government. Octo specializes in providing agile software development, user experience design, and cloud engineering services that address the government’s most pressing missions and modernization challenges.
Octo is one of only 23 private companies in the United States to have been appraised at CMMI® Level 4 for Software Development Maturity (CMMI-DEV constellation). In addition, Octo also maintains ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000:2013, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications and is one of only seven government contractors that is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Gold Partner: an industry-accepted framework for developing software applications using Agile development principles.
Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Octo has additional offices in Alexandria, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia.