Accenture to Design New IT Management System for the Defense Contract
ARLINGTON, Va. -- January 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Accenture Federal Servicesan
eight-month contract to design a master blueprint for automating the
department’s Earned Value Center, part of the agency that reviews more than a
trillion dollars of annual defense spending from around the world.
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is responsible for ensuring that DoD
contractors in the United States and abroad are reporting their costs and
schedules accurately using the highest standards for earned value management
established by the National Defense Industry Association. Accenture’s work
will focus on deploying analytics, improving work flow and streamlining
reporting to help the DCMA increase efficiency and address a backlog of
reviews that currently rely on manual processes.
“This blueprint will give the DCMA a clear path to process improvements
through the use of technology. Working side-by-side with our clients,
Accenture implements innovative solutions that dramatically improve
operational performance,” said Joe Chenelle, who leads Accenture’s defense and
intelligence agency business.
Accenture will design an analytics program to pull information from various
sources to determine a contractor’s compliance with required guidelines and
standards. The results can be shared with regional field offices, program
managers and DoD executives, enabling on-site, detailed analysis. These
reviews will be tracked, monitored and reported to DCMA through a web-based
portal, streamlining operations and increasing insight into each program’s
Accenture Federal Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, a
U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, VA. Accenture’s federal business
serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal
organizations. The U.S. federal portfolio spans across clients in civilian,
defense, intelligence and public safety agencies.
Learn more about Accenture’s global Defense and Public Safety practice, from
Insights to Outcomes, its work with federal agencies and Delivering Public
Service for the Future.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments.The company generated
net revenues of US $27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its
home page is www.accenture.com.
Joanne Veto, 703-947-2590
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