Three Accenture Government Clients Recognized as Laureates by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program

Award-winning Work in Government/Non-Profit and Transportation Sectors, Nominated by Accenture

WASHINGTON; June 6, 2006 – Three Accenture clients have received prestigious 2006 Laureate distinctions by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for outstanding work in the public sector.

Nominated by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the three government organizations were selected as “Laureates” by a panel of industry experts in the Government & Non-Profit Organizations category for using technology to improve operations and services to citizens. The three Laureates are:

“The Computerworld Honors Program represents the best achievements in information technology, so it is fitting that these three examples of technology helping governments attain high performance have been recognized,” said Lisa Mascolo, managing director of Accenture’s US Government operating unit. “We are honored to be associated with these three projects and proud that they have been recognized by our peers as some of the best technology applications in the public sector.”

Established in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program brings together CEOs and chairpersons of the principals of the world’s foremost information technology companies to recognize visionary uses of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.

Each year, members of the Computerworld Honors Chairmen’s Committee, a group of 100 chairmen and CEOs from leading global IT companies, submit nominations in 10 distinct categories of industry-related endeavor for organizations they feel demonstrated extraordinary use of information technology. The categories are: Business & Related Services; Education & Academia; Environment; Energy & Agriculture; Finance; Insurance & Real Estate; Government & Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts & Entertainment; Medicine; Science and Transportation.

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