Accenture, Vius Approved for Department of Homeland Security Mentor/Protégé Program

Thu Mar 7, 2013 7:00am EST

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(Business Wire)--
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved Accenture Federal
Services and Vius LLC for participation in the department`s Mentor/Protégé

The Mentor/Protégé Program encourages private-sector relationships and expands
DHS`s efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of
veteran-owned businesses. The program`s goal is to enhance participants` ability
to compete successfully for federal government contracts. 

Vius is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business providing information
technology professional services consulting. Accenture is a global management
consulting and technology services company, with more than 259,000 people
serving clients in more than 120 countries. 

Mentors provide technical and management assistance, financial assistance in the
form of equity investments and/or loans, subcontract support and assistance in
performing prime contracts by working through joint-venture arrangements with
veteran-owned firms. 

Over the past several months, Vius and Accenture have worked together,
establishing strategic relationships to help identify solutions for government
clients. As part of the DHS mentor/protégé program the two companies will work
together to provide best-in-class solutions and services to federal government

"This is an exciting opportunity to develop a strong relationship between the
companies that will result in great service to customers. We are looking forward
to growing our relationship with Accenture and providing continued superior
service to our clients," said Patrick Kernan, Vius Managing Member: 

As a mentor, Accenture will work with Vius on a multi-year development plan to
include marketing, prime-contract management and program execution. 

"Veterans bring a unique perspective to the work of protecting our country`s
citizens, both here and abroad," said Rocky Thurston, who leads Accenture`s work
at DHS. "We look forward to learning from Vius while sharing our experience and
understanding of the federal marketplace." 

Learn more about Accenture`s work with federal agencies, its global Defense and
Public Safety practice, from Insights to Outcomes, 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 

About Vius LLC

Vius, LLC is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business based in Virginia
whose staff has more than 20 years of experience providing consulting and
management services to government and private sector clients. Vius, LLC is
experienced in program and acquisition management, capital planning and
investment control, and privacy support. Its home page is

Joanne Veto, 703-947-2590 or 703-963-4212 (mobile)
Vius LLC
Patrick B. Kernan, 703-867-2973

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