Octo Consulting Group has secured a five-year contract to operate and maintain the US Army’s Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) enterprise software application.

The core missions support contract is valued at $11m.

The PBUSE application helps maintain accountable records for government assets and total asset visibility. The US Army uses PBUSE to track its assets and manage its equipment inventory.

PBUSE is a web-based system designed to sustain army and joint special operations command (JSOC) property book accountability and unit-level logistics functionality.

Functions include real-time asset visibility, administrative adjustment reports, military standard requisitioning and issue procedures transactions.

In addition, the system handles component management, and organisational and individual equipment record management.

Octo Consulting Group CEO Mehul Sanghani said: “We are thrilled the army selected Octo for this work and to continue our growth within and support to the army. This represents an exciting foray into a new area of the army and the Fort Lee community.”

The company will open an office in Richmond, Virginia, US, to deliver the contracted work.

The latest contract will boost Octo’s relationship with the US Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS).

“This represents an exciting foray into a new area of the army and the Fort Lee community.”

In addition, it will help expand the company’s software development and infrastructure business into another mission-critical defence business system, Octo noted.

Octo Defense and Intelligence executive vice-president Jim Vant said: “We are ecstatic to be working with the army on this project. We believe our modernisation focus will greatly enhance the PBUSE system, which is a core mission system within the army.”

In June last year, the firm won a seat on the army’s Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).