Under the five-year contract, Accenture Federal Services will work with the American public health agency for modernising its portfolio of IT systems

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The Tom Harkin Global Communications Center of CDC in Atlanta. (Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Wikipedia.org)

Accenture said that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has won a contract worth $189m from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expedite its migration to the cloud.

According to Accenture, the work is part of the agency’s attempt to adopt modern technology solutions to enhance the delivery of its public health mission.

Accenture Federal Services managing director and health consulting lead Jill Olmstead said: “We are excited for the opportunity to help modernise public health systems and improve access to data that is essential to CDC’s work.

“We look forward to introducing innovative ways to achieve CDC’s cloud adoption goals through our public health experience, Cloud First capabilities, and innovation investments, to help advance their mission to protect people from health, safety, and security threats.”

Accenture said that in particular, Accenture Federal Services will work with CDC to modernise its IT system portfolio. The Accenture subsidiary will also help CDC in considering opportunities to improve the functionality of the IT systems and move the upgraded systems into a secure cloud environment.

The CDC cloud modernisation contract is for a period of three years.

Based in Arlington, Virginia, Accenture Federal Services is said to cater to all the cabinet-level departments and 30 of the biggest federal organisations.

In August 2022, Accenture Federal Services secured a five-year contract from the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The contract is for deploying its cloud-based ServiceNow platform and modernising INSCOM’s enterprise service management (ESM) capabilities.