Under the contract, Accenture Federal Services will provide extensive technology assistance across multiple programmes within the agency, which is responsible for securing the country's borders and promoting legal international travel and trade
Accenture said that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured an IT infrastructure operations and modernisation contract worth $380m from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Under the contract, Accenture Federal Services will provide extensive technology assistance across multiple programmes within the agency.
The US Customs and Border Protection is responsible for securing the country’s borders and promoting legal international travel and trade.
Accenture Federal Services managing director and CBP client lead Maurine Fanguy said: “With more than 60,000 agency personnel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the largest law enforcement organizations in the world.
“Our team brings hands-on experience across 52 technical disciplines to help keep operations running securely and efficiently across the agency’s complex ecosystem as it protects our nation’s security.”
The Accenture subsidiary is expected to offer IT infrastructure operations and modernisation services for the agency’s Washington DC headquarters and each of its divisions, regional locations, offices, and data centres.
Besides, Accenture’s subsidiary will regularly evaluate and enhance the existing US CBP operations to streamline performance for the Office of Information Technology (OIT).
Accenture Federal Services client delivery executive David Pelgrim said: “U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which operates in 48 countries across 328 ports of entry to protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity, has been a valued Accenture Federal Services customer for nearly two decades.
“As we enter phase two of the Data Center Support Services (DCSS) work, Accenture Federal Services is proud to continue our trusted partnership with this mission-focused agency.”
In 2022, Accenture Federal Services secured two other contracts to support the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Transportation and Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight and credential management contracts.
Under the seven-year contract worth $199m from the US DHS’ TSA, the company would specifically support the information technology, technology solutions division (IT TSD) of the agency.