The case for managed security services

Federal agencies face unique cybersecurity challenges that leave them vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Managed security services like extended detection and response (XDR) can improve agencies’ overall cyber resilience, enabling them to detect, defeat, and recover from attacks faster and more confidently.

Our report explores how a managed security solution like Accenture XDR for Government can help agencies deliver better performance and protection at less cost. The benefits of Accenture XDR for Government include:

  • 24/7/365 continuous monitoring by U.S. citizens.
  • Fully operational in 90 days.
  • Up to 100% enterprise and ecosystem coverage, including IoT and operational technology (OT) systems.
  • >80 percent of all alert responses are fully automated, with a 95 percent true positive rate.
  • <1 minute average incident detection time and 15 minute average time to resolution.

Discover the mission and business case for adopting managed security services.

Learn how managed security services like Accenture’s XDR for Government can dramatically improve agencies’ overall cyber resilience.

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Accelerate national security advantage through emerging technologies like cloud, blockchain, AI, and advanced analytics. Learn more.

Civilian services

Enable exceptional service delivery and experiences that citizens love.
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Strengthen force readiness, veteran and citizen services, and national health outcomes and productivity. Learn more.

Service is our strength

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Case studies

A large U.S. federal agency creates an innovation hub to continually bring new capabilities forward and stay ahead of change.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology collaborated with Accenture Federal Services to explore the potential of PGHD.

We developed a digital strategy for the National Park Service, with mobile apps and social media support to help guests reimagine their park visits.

We helped USPS implement its Full Service program, a digital initiative that increased customer value and drove operational efficiency. Find out how.

Building an enterprise resource planning system for the future for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Deliver a positive consumer experience, fast enrollment system and greater accuracy.

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Power Your Purpose introduces the Accenture employees who are transforming the way the world works and lives through passion and purpose. Read how they discovered their passions, learn about their work, and see their advice on how to live a purpose-driven life.


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IDIQ contracts

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Small business partners

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ASM Research

Our subsidiary, ASM Research, brings additional resources and expertise in application development, cybersecurity and IT management to the mission.

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Over half of government workforce welcome intelligent technologies, but want more technical support and user training

U.S. government workers are receptive to learning and using new intelligent technologies and welcome opportunities to augment their skill sets.

Accenture Federal Services wins contract to modernize U.S. Air Force’s Personnel System

Accenture has been awarded a contract to modernize the payroll, leave-management and core human resources functions.

Accenture Federal Services boosts investment in government IT modernization with expanded Digital Studio in Washington, D.C.

Digital Studio doubles in size to meet growing demand from federal agencies for digital services.

Where future meets federal

Viewpoints on applying the new, now in federal.

Building federal agencies' emerging technology roadmap

Accenture’s Emerging Technology Radar service helps federal agencies understand and grow their emerging technology maturity.

You can’t get multi-cloud right until you get single cloud right

It’s essential to get a single cloud right with a cloud-native approach for multi-cloud deployments.

Federal cybersecurity trends: Examining the global threatscape

Learn more about the five frontline trends of the cybersecurity threat scape that is changing for federal agencies.


Whether you’re a strategic thinker, a digital innovator or a business problem solver, you'll find an exciting career path on the leading edge doing work that matters and helping federal agencies transform the way government works.


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