Accenture Federal Services wins $118M State Department contract
Contract includes data management
Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services has won a $118 million contract from the State Department to help the Bureau of Consular Affairs reduce fraud and handle data replication for passports and visas.
The five-year contract includes work supporting a department database that serves as a hub for information between other government branches in support of homeland security. According to an announcement by Accenture Monday, the State Department is exploring technologies including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“Emerging technologies play an essential role in how quickly and efficiently federal agencies can glean meaningful insights from their data assets,” said AFS CEO John Goodman in a statement. “AFS is thrilled to support the State Department with automating and standardizing the way data is shared to enhance operational speed and quality for the agency.”
The contract builds on a relationship AFS has with the department, said AFS Client Account Lead Susie Rainey.
“We look forward to applying new methods for improved data sharing among the State Department’s partners to support its mission to lead America’s foreign policy and advance the interests of the American people,” Rainey said.
AFS has 10,500 employees and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Irish Fortune Global 500 company Accenture LLP. Accenture, a global professional services company with a workforce of about 674,000 people across 120 countries, reported more than $53 billion in 2021 revenue.