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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.
October 10, 2016

Accenture Federal Services Names Former NSA Official Hal Smith to Lead Federal Intelligence Practice

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 10, 2016 – Harold “Hal” Smith, a former associate deputy director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a seasoned intelligence and defense executive, has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as a managing director to lead its intelligence practice. 
October 05, 2016

Accenture to Acquire Defense Point Security to Bolster Cybersecurity Services, Increase Capabilities to Help U.S. Federal Agencies Maximize their Cyber Defense

ARLINGTON, Va; Oct. 5, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Defense Point Security, LLC (DPS), a privately held cybersecurity company that supports the U.S. federal government with advanced cyber defense and response capabilities—including advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) expertise, cyber operations, security engineering, and cyber analytics. DPS, recently recognized as one of the “World’s Hottest and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies to watch in 2016” by Cybersecurity Ventures, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services (AFS). 
September 28, 2016

Accenture Launches Offering to Help Health Insurers Enhance the Customer Experience and Deliver Long-Term Growth

SAN FRANCISCO; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced the Accenture Health Experience Platform, a suite of intelligent, cloud-based services designed to help health insurers deliver seamless customer experiences and increase long-term growth.
September 27, 2016

eu-LISA Selects Accenture, Atos and Safran to Enhance EU Visa Information and Biometric Matching System

BRUSSELS; Sept. 27, 2016 – The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Safran Identity & Security and Atos to provide application and infrastructure services for the E.U. Visa information System (VIS) and for the Biometric Matching System (BMS) underpinning VIS.  
September 20, 2016

ASM Research Awarded $286 Million Contract to Help Support VA IT Service Desk

FAIRFAX, Va.; Sept. 20, 2016 – ASM Research (ASM), an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the National Service Desk (NSD) – a key component of the Department’s MyVA strategy for improving VA employee experience across the enterprise. The contract has a nine-month, $36.5 million base period with three, one-year options. The contract value is capped at $286 million.
September 15, 2016

Accenture Launches HealthTech Innovation Challenge to Foster Technology Innovation In the Healthcare Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 15, 2016 –- Accenture today announced the creation of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge which brings together leading-edge startups with prominent life sciences and health companies to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges including access, affordability and transparency.
September 14, 2016

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va.; Sept. 14, 2016 – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).