Accenture to Design New IT Management System for the Defense Contract Management Agency

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(Business Wire)--
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Accenture Federal Services an
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 performance. 

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. 

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 $27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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