Defense, education, human services, health, immigration, justice, postal and revenue sectors
December 02, 2016

Accenture Completes Defense Point Security Acquisition, Bolsters Cybersecurity Defense Services for U.S. Federal Agencies

Arlington, VA; Dec. 2, 2016 – In a move designed to extend its advanced cyber defense and response service capabilities in support of the U.S. federal government, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Defense Point Security LLC (DPS). DPS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services (AFS). Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. 
November 17, 2016

Employer Penalties for Health Insurance Mandate Expected to Reach $31B for 2016, Accenture Finds

CHICAGO; Nov. 17, 2016 – New research from Accenture estimates that total employer penalties related to the health insurance mandates from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are expected to reach $31 billion for 2016, nearly 50 percent above original estimates. 
November 16, 2016

Accenture Again Named to ‘Winner’s Circle’ by HfS Research for Excellence in Population Health and Care Management

CHICAGO; Nov. 16, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has once again been named to the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Research’s Population Health and Care Management Business Process Services Blueprint Report. This is the second consecutive year that Accenture ranked as the overall leader in execution, with strong delivery, client relationships and scale and breadth of services.  
November 15, 2016

Emerging Technologies Like Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Internet of Things Help Revolutionize Public Sector Agencies, Accenture Report Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.; Nov. 15, 2016 – Advanced analytics and other emerging technologies are revolutionizing the way governments and public service agencies are trying to address citizen demands, helping to overcome persistent challenges such as regulatory compliance, outdated legacy IT infrastructures and organizational cultures, according to a new research report from Accenture.
November 02, 2016

Accenture to Assist Finnish Immigration Service Deliver Digital Transformation Program

HELSINKI; Nov. 2, 2016 – Accenture will help the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) deliver its Smart Digital Agency program, which is designed to enable the digital transformation of the agency’s operations. The program will improve the overall customer experience and introduce innovative digital self-service options for citizens accessing services related to immigration, residency, refugee-related matters and Finnish nationality. 
October 31, 2016

Accenture Federal Services Chosen to Support HRSA Electronic Handbooks System

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 31, 2016 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been selected to provide operations and maintenance support for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) electronic handbooks system (EHBs) and position the agency for future innovation. The one-year, $15.5 million contract has four one-year options, with a total value of $81.3 million.
October 26, 2016

Accenture Hires Brigitte Gwyn as Managing Director, Government Relations

WASHINGTON; Oct. 26 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Brigitte Gwyn as a managing director of government relations, effective Nov. 7. Gwyn will be responsible for the company’s government relations activities in North America as well as key growth markets, including Latin America. In this role, she will help strategically position the company, build deep relationships in government and effectively advocate for public policy outcomes.
October 17, 2016

‘Super Users’ Create Need for Governments to Accelerate Digital Growth, According to Accenture Report

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct.  17, 2016 – State governments and public service organizations designing effective digital strategies for citizen services of the future may need look no further than their mobile devices. U.S. citizens who transact a significant amount of business online – whether booking travel or conducting financial transactions – have similar expectations for accessing and using government services digitally, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
October 13, 2016

Cellnex Telecom, Accenture and ENGIE implement CityOS, Barcelona’s operating system

BARCELONA, Oct. 13, 2016 Barcelona City Council has awarded a 30-month contract to promote the development of CityOS, an experimental operating system that streamlines the collection and analysis of information across all city services to help anticipate needs and improve citizen's advice and assistance services. In line with Barcelona City Council's technological sovereignty strategy, CityOS will foster citizens' control of data and the common good by incorporating the principles of responsible innovation and ethics in data management.
October 12, 2016

Accenture Approved to Provide U.S. Federal Agencies with Human Capital, Training and Other HR Services

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 12, 2016 – Accenture Federal Services has qualified to provide human capital strategy, training and development, and performance-improvement services to U.S. federal agencies under an $11.5 billion Human Capital and Training Solutions Contracts (HCaTS) award vehicle.