Under the award, which has a one-year base period and three one-year option periods, Accenture Federal Services will work to integrate commercial standards and architectures to automate the Army’s method of provisioning user accounts, the Arlington, Virginia-based enterprise announced on Tuesday.
Keith Runtz, a managing director and defense portfolio lead at AFS, said the Army needs a scalable offering to transform its identity management and access controls system to defend itself from the growing variety of cyberthreats.
“Accenture Federal Services is excited to deliver a fast, secure and auditable ICAM solution that enables interoperability across the Army, DOD and mission partners,” he said.
Specific capabilities to be provided include identity governance and administration, privileged access management and multi-factor authentication. The company’s contracting responsibilities will help the Army make real-time access control decisions while continuing current ICAM operations across over 1,500 applications.
“For the Army to be successful on tomorrow’s battlefields, network modernization is essential to fight and win in all domains – air, land, sea, space and cyberspace,” said Dana Oliver, an AFS managing director and U.S. Army programs lead.
She said that AFS is excited to provide the Army with technologies necessary to establish U.S. superiority over its adversaries and noted that these tools will deliver enterprise efficiencies to the service branch by removing costs related to ICAM manpower, hardware, software and services.
AFS recently won multiple contracts from various federal agencies for technology services. Last month, AFS booked a $329 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to manage an information assurance program for the organization’s Bureau for Management.
In March, the company received a $380 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection award for infrastructure operations and modernization services spanning several agency programs.