U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects Accenture to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity of Enterprise System

  U.S. Department of Agriculture Selects Accenture to Enhance Efficiency and
  Productivity of Enterprise System

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- February 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Accenture Federal Services a $2
million, one-year contract to help the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)
continue improving the system that tracks data critical to the nation’s meat
and poultry food supply. The work will focus on case management tracking and
increased reporting efficiency to further streamline the agency’s
investigation, review and approval processes.

FSIS is the public health agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture
responsible for ensuring that the nation's supply of meat, poultry and egg
products is safe and correctly labeled and packaged.

Accenture developed and first implemented the AssuranceNet system in 2005,
helping the agency better record and share data, as well as standardize and
streamline controls across the organization, focusing first on laws and
regulations across district offices. Since then, offices responsible for
program evaluation, case management, violations of inspections laws and the
development of domestic food policy all have been integrated.

“Federal agencies are faced with the challenge of transforming and improving
how they work in today’s challenging financial environment. Continued
improvements will help FSIS drive operational efficiencies, improve
performance, and help protect our nation’s critical food supply
infrastructure,” said Ed Meehan, who leads Accenture’s federal civilian agency
portfolio.

Enhancements under the new contract will enable FSIS to retire three legacy
systems and consolidate all data into one, agency-wide enterprise solution.

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.

Accenture Federal Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, a
U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, VA.

Learn more about Accenture’s work with federal agencies and Delivering Public
Service of the Future.

About Accenture

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.

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