Carahsoft Announces the Optimization Assist Program for Splunk to Help Organizations Maximize Their Return on Investment with Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud

Carahsoft and Kinney Group, Inc. Partner to Bring a Powerful Software-Enabled Experience to Splunk Customers to Help Them Optimize Their Splunk Deployments


RESTON, VA, April 15, 2024 — Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced its joint collaboration with Kinney Group, Inc. (KGI) to launch the Optimization Assist Program (OAP) for Splunk. The program combines KGI’s innovative Atlas™ software platform with “on-demand” access to certified Splunk architects to assist customers optimizing their Splunk deployments and quickly see additional ROIs with their investments in Splunk.

With more than 20 years of experience in providing the Public Sector with streamlined access to innovative and transformative solutions through its contract vehicles and reseller partners, Carahsoft remains dedicated to advancing technology adoption and fostering efficient Government operations. In addition to introducing compelling technology, Carahsoft has also invested in its customers’ success by providing creative training, knowledge transfer, and optimization services to their valued customers. 

In 2012, Carahsoft and Splunk partnered to serve Public Sector organizations, with support from their systems integrators, reseller partners and services providers. Since the beginning of its partnership, Splunk has emerged as the preferred platform for Federal, State, and Local Government agencies who leverage the power of machine data to create advanced outcomes for security and IT operations use cases.

Carahsoft recognizes that agencies have made significant investments in Splunk technologies and is committed to ensuring that organizations achieve and exceed the returns on investments that they envisioned. In support of its dedication to helping agencies maximize ROI from their Splunk investments, Carahsoft has launched the OAP for Splunk. Access to this program is immediately available for any Public Sector customer that is deploying Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud solutions.

“We have had a great experience with KGI, and they have been a loyal Splunk solutions partner since 2013,” said Craig Abod, President of Carahsoft. “When we saw the Atlas software, we recognized that KGI had created a compelling and unique approach for helping customers optimize their Splunk deployments. We look forward to working with KGI to make Atlas available for free via the OAP program and continue helping customers maximize success with their technology investments.”

“We believe that customers have chosen wisely when selecting Splunk,” said Jim Kinney, KGI CEO and Founder. “We’ve remained committed to helping customers with their Splunk technology investments for over a decade. In 2020, we created Atlas with the vision of creating a new paradigm for optimizing Splunk in a way that empowers an agency’s own personnel and partners. Today, the Atlas offering produces immediate, tangible results for Splunk customers seeking to optimize their Splunk deployments, at a fraction of the cost of traditional engineering services approaches. We are thrilled to participate with Carahsoft in the OAP for Splunk program to help customers with their Splunk investments.”

Organizations that have deployed Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud capabilities can immediately access Carahsoft’s OAP for Splunk offering by contacting and requesting program access.  To learn more about OAP for Splunk, please visit

About Atlas

Atlas software has been purpose-built for Splunk by US-based developers with the vision of fully enabling end-user creators to harness the power of machine data in Splunk.  Atlas software resides natively within any Splunk deployment and is operational in minutes, quickly producing tangible optimized outcomes for any Splunk customer that maximize ROIs and reduce costs.  To learn more about Atlas, visit

About Kinney Group, Inc. (KGI)

Founded in 2006, KGI is a US-based, specialized engineering provider focusing on delivering transformative data analytics, automation, and AI/ML solutions.  Since 2013, KGI has delivered over 700 Splunk engineering engagements and has captured this know-how and experience within its Atlas offering.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at


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