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Accenture Federal Services Secures $199M TSA Contract for Credential System Support; Maurine Fanguy Quoted

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Accenture’s Federal Services, has received a seven-year, $199 million contract award from the Transportation Security Administration to perform information technology modernization services.

Under the contract, Accenture Federal Services will assist the Department of Homeland Security arm with threat response by streamlining the department’s credentialing apparatus from three programs into one, the company said Monday.

“TSA’s credentialing systems play a critical role in protecting our nation from a broad range of threats,” explained Maurine Fanguy, managing director and DHS lead at AFS.

Fanguy continued, saying the consolidated platform is aimed to increase efficiency and maximize business value for the agency’s Information Technology, Technology Solutions division.

AFS will employ an agile software approach for its program consolidation strategy. The company’s team will also be responsible for project management, cybersecurity and operations support services.

According to Anthony Pinheiro, managing director of AFS and TSA lead, the credentialing systems serve about 30 million people, such as transportation workers, airline crews and hazmat drivers. He attests the new program will enable the TSA to “more rapidly adapt to changing threats.”

“AFS is proud to continue our support of TSA’s mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems, ensuring freedom of movement for all Americans,” Pinheiro added.

This contract award follows AFS’ $200 million January task order to help the TSA with flight adaptive maintenance. In the same month, the company also landed a $73 million contract award from the IRS to work on their taxpayer income verification and fraud alert systems.

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