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Accenture Defense fast facts

Scan these fast facts for a quick overview of Accenture Defense industry group’s speed to results, innovation, recognition, team members and broad capabilities

On-time delivery. As part of the US Accenture Defense industry group’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 4 rating, we analyze the on-time delivery percentage of our current contracts. We met or beat the initial agreed upon delivery date of phase one capabilities and services 90 percent of the time¹—a percentage more than twice that of government contractors evaluated in the United States Government Accountability Office March 2008 "Defense Acquisitions" report².

Improving implementation. Working with the United States Navy, Accenture delivered an improved plan for Wideband Gapfiller Satellite implementation that saved more than $124 million. Another cost-saving project helped the Navy save close to $10 million on renewed leases for commercial satellite bandwidth programs.

On-budget delivery. Accenture is working with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as the systems engineering lead for the new Mobile User Objective System. It is the only Department of Defense space acquisition currently both on schedule and on budget.

Recognition. The United States Navy awarded the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Lean Six Sigma Team the 2007 Joint Logistics Team of the Year Award for its achievements in rapid integration and deployment processes.

Quick action. Listening to a warfighter explain the need to improve how new patrols learn from previous ones, Accenture developed a prototype solution for the Accenture Patrol Collaboration Tool in just two weeks.

Operation: Military Kids. Accenture’s Defense group supports Operation: Military Kids, helping military children and families through a variety of programs.

Recognition. For the third consecutive year, Accenture ranks #1 in the IT Services category of Fortune magazine’s list of “America’s Most Admired Companies.”

Next-generation data centers. Accenture has developed a new approach adapted from commercial leading practices for helping intelligence agencies manage information—enabling agencies to evolve aging IT infrastructure for better data sharing and collaboration.

Transformation management. Accenture is working with the United States Army and the United States Navy to help manage force transformation efforts by performing enterprise analysis and supporting efforts to improve information visibility and decision making within headquarters organizations.

Recognition. In March 2008, the Air Force Association (AFA) named Accenture Civilian Organization of the Year. The AFA noted that it recognized Accenture because of the company’s work in modernizing the military’s financial and administrative systems, and providing customized programs based on high-performance businesses in the private sector and addressing major public sector concerns.

Force structure. Accenture brings new ideas to the military with Force structure staffing, recruitment and retention initiatives to help facilitate that personnel are motivated, savvy and enjoy the benefits for meaningful service.

Cyber security. Working with Akamai, a leader in Web applications, and Symantec, a leader in Internet Security, Accenture developed the Accenture Cyber Security Solution, which shields networks from public view and helps prevent unauthenticated users from reaching agency infrastructure.

Experienced team. Peter Ahearn, a member of the Accenture Defense team, served 29 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was recognized with multiple Director’s Awards, Attorney General’s Awards and the Service to America award for work on several terrorism cases.

Proactive responses. Accenture Technology Labs has applied inroads in predictive insight technology to help warfighters realize strong tactical advantages by making fact-based predictions about shifting combat conditions.

Innovation in security. Accenture helped 116 airports install 10-print fingerprint solutions to increase homeland security measures.

Net-centric operations. Accenture helps defense clients build all-encompassing service-oriented architecture where plants, equipment, legacy systems and weapons systems are integrated with people, processes and operational demands and a fluid network of services for heightened warfighter capability.

Quality delivery at speed. When the United States Air Force selected Accenture to add flexibility to its Theater Battle Management Core System, Accenture delivered in a record five months.

Network security. Along with Accenture’s multilevel security solutions that employ ultra-thin client approaches and innovative network-based tools to enable advanced network access control, the team is working with Cisco Systems on network security solutions.

Skilled professionals. The National Defense Industry Association awarded Accenture Defense Group Managing Director Eric Stange with the Edward M. Greer Award, which recognizes noteworthy contributions or meritorious service in integrated logistics support engineering to the Department of Defense.

Vision for the future. Accenture’s technology vision believes things all around us will be equipped with advanced radio frequency identification tags and sensors, webcams and microphones and a global positioning system so that objects will be able to sense, reason, communicate and act.

¹ Accenture Research on-time analysis of Accenture Defense actual or planned delivery of programs.

² Government Accountability Office (GAO), “Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Selected Weapons Programs”, March 2008 GAO Analysis of Department of Defense states 33 percent of programs are on-time (this reflects actual or planned delivery of initial capabilities for programs with comparable schedule data).