Octo acquires Volant Associates, creating new division
Volant specializes in defense technology integration and software development
Reston-based government contractor Octo Consulting Group has acquired Volant Associates, a Chantilly-based defense software development company, it announced Tuesday.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Volant has contracts supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency and other U.S. intelligence community agencies and created the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise Common Data Fabric program. Founded in 2008, Volant has more than 85 employees.
“For a number of years we have admired the highly differentiated, technically complex and impactful work performed by Volant. Through our teaming relationships that long predate this transaction, we have witnessed the impact of Volant’s technical expertise on our intelligence community and other related customers,” Octo CEO Mehul Sanghani said in a statement. “We are excited to have formalized the relationship with Volant, which demonstrates our dedication to serving our customers whose missions directly impact our nation.”
Volant’s leadership will remain with the company and will head a new division within Octo’s Intelligence Community and Air Force Business Unit.
Volant CEO Eric Mohney said: “Octo has a fantastic reputation for putting their clients’ mission ahead of all else and bringing to bear the best solutions and practices available in the commercial and government IT space while taking great care of their employees. That reputation resonated with Volant, and we feel very well-aligned culturally. … With Octo’s wider reach, resources and talent base, we expect to be able to grow into those additional markets and expand our own capabilities. It’s an exciting time, and we are thrilled to be part of the Octo family.”