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

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(Business Wire)--
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 $27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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