Agile practices and DevOps maturity are keys to successful deployments of ACA applications

CHANTILLY, VA, Nov. 23, 2015 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded Citizant a $10 million Technical Integration Support Services (TISS) contract to facilitate the successful deployment of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act applications and create an IRS DevOps center of excellence.

Under the contract, which will last up to 2.5 years, Citizant will provide program and project management support services including governance; release and risk management; and technical, data, and infrastructure integration support. In order to extend beyond the Agile development capabilities it currently provides to the IRS and other customers, Citizant will hire new industry experts with DevOps experience in Chantilly, VA and Austin, TX.

“As budgets tighten and the IRS pushes forward to ensure the success of the Affordable Care Act, Citizant’s support to the IRS continues to grow,” said Alba M. Alemán, CEO of Citizant. “Citizant’s long-term strategy to partner with leading experts in industry and academia allows us to introduce innovations that help our Federal customers evolve and transform into high-performing organizations. By providing integration and DevOps leadership, we will help the IRS deploy large, integrated systems more quickly and responsively, despite tight budgetary constraints.”

Citizant will receive support on TISS from the Santeon Group, a world leader in Agile transformation and development services. Santeon’s CEO, Ash Rofail, co-founded the largest Agile certification body, the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Santeon leads the industry with contributions in Agile frameworks, models, practices, and high-performance development and testing solutions.

Information about the job openings for this contract are available at


About Citizant

Citizant designs and delivers smarter, leaner business and IT transformation solutions for the U.S. government. The company employs leading experts in Agile transformation, DevSecOps automation, enterprise data management, process improvement, and program management. Citizant invests in mature business practices to ensure delivery excellence and its Civilian Business Unit was recently appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI® Development and Services Version 2.0, making Citizant the 4th company worldwide to achieve this distinction. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2015 for Talent Acquisition, ISO 20000-1:2018 for Shared Services, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security. Citizant is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with offices in Washington, D.C., and employees supporting government customers in more than 30 states. More information about the company is available at Follow us on Twitter at @Citizant or on LinkedIn.


Bruce Milligan