Federal IT modernization

Disruptive forces are reshaping our world, and federal agencies need new ways to meet their mission and deliver better citizen experiences.

Realizing IT’s potential

For government leaders, change and disruption are a fact of life that requires them to adapt and transform, proactively facing threats, and embracing opportunities. To ride this wave of change, leaders need to leverage disruptive technologies to deliver breakthrough capabilities that will fuel next generation government.

Artificial intelligence, advanced digital platforms, cloud infrastructure, and cybersecurity supported by design thinking and agile methods, provide the foundation for what is next.

Federal IT modernization requires a partner with the commercial innovation expertise and mission experience to turn new ideas into solutions that are scalable, secure, and designed to serve our fellow citizens better.

Masters of change at a moment of truth

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic solidified two new truths for federal agencies:

  1. Technology leadership is key: All agency leaders must be fully versed on how technology intersects with and advances their mission ambitions.
  2. Leaders don’t wait for a new normal, they build it: Thriving in a post-pandemic era will require agencies to not just rehabilitate what was, but to potentially upend convention and reimagine it all.

The Federal Technology Vision 2021 helps agency leaders navigate these truths by identifying the top five emerging technology trends impacting government over the next three years. It builds upon insight from more than 50 Accenture experts as well as survey data from 200 federal program, business and IT leaders.

The report analyzes the importance of the technology stack, digital twins, democratized technology, the virtualized workforce, and multiparty systems.


Federal Technology Vision 2021 Highlights

Watch highlights from our video interviews with the authors of Accenture's Federal Technology Vision 2021.

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What we think

Leading sustainable change

Federal CIO playbook: IT modernization

This playbook outlines some of the most effective ways to modernize federal systems and offers four financial strategies to make it happen.

Digital transformation: Reshaping federal IT

Learn how federal agencies are using digital platforms to streamline and integrate both front and back-office operations.

A blueprint for leading lasting tech reform

This report shares tips and insights captured from interviews with experts who have led technology transformations in government.

Federal leaders examine evolving role of CIOs

Experts discuss big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence, highlighting the transforming role of the federal CIO.

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Securing the federal enterprise

Accenture’s latest research shows that most organizations, including federal agencies, are getting better at preventing direct cyberattacks.

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

Accenture’s XDR for Government is built for zero trust, offering the speed, agility, and intelligence needed to stay ahead of the threat.


Real results, real impact

Learn how Accenture delivered significant technical improvements to the website, enabling millions of Americans to enroll in health insurance.

Accenture helped the Inter-American Development Bank Group transform its corporate functions and deliver financial transparency and cost savings.

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Federal viewpoints

Explore our thought leadership on topics such as applied intelligence, digital transformation, IT modernization, and cyber resilience.

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Making the Technology Modernization Fund work for your agency

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Accenture adds databricks to AIP-IQ to scale federal AI

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