Center to Support Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
BALTIMORE, Md., July 11, 2016 – Accenture Federal Services has opened a new Innovation Center for Technology in Baltimore, bringing high-quality, career-building IT services jobs to the region and supporting the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with their digital transformation through the implementation of cloud, mobile and other innovative technologies.
The innovation center enhances Accenture’s capabilities to support SSA programs — including the Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC) and Specialized Assistance and Advisory Services (SAAS) and CMS programs such as the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) — together with anticipated programs under the recently awarded $25 billion Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC). Additionally, the center provides space for meetings and collaboration, teleconference services and demonstrations of digital and other new technology capabilities for Accenture clients.
The innovation center connects Accenture’s clients in the Baltimore area to the Accenture Agile Center of Excellence in Chantilly, Virginia, as well as to other innovation centers for technology around the world. Accenture works with clients to design, build and optimize innovation on a global scale by combining R&D, market intelligence and local talent and resources.
“We are extremely proud to work with these Baltimore-based agencies, which touch the lives of nearly every American,” said David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services. “We look forward to attracting the area’s top talent and giving them the opportunity to do work that matters and build careers that bring new IT capabilities and expertise in digital, cloud and cyber into government programs at the heart of our nation’s priorities.”
The Innovation Center for Technology in Baltimore will be staffed by an initial workforce of 150 employees, and Accenture expects to more than double that number within the next two years. Accenture actively recruits local resources from Maryland’s top universities. About half of the active Accenture resources on the SSA’s current ITSSC’s program graduated from universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
“The new Accenture Innovation Center for Technology in Baltimore is a welcome addition to the local economy and community and should create high-quality technology jobs,” said U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) “Baltimore is a growing incubator for innovation, and we are proud that Accenture [Federal Services] has chosen to expand and create new jobs here in our city.”
As part of its commitment to local workforce development, Accenture is working with Baltimore city school students to teach coding, public speaking and presentation skills. The company has also partnered with nonprofits, sponsoring a school-supplies drive with KIPP Program in Baltimore and supporting Back on My Feet, which provides workforce training and professional development for Baltimore residents facing difficult socioeconomic situations. Accenture also has supported OneBaltimore, a public-private partnership that seeks to promote collaboration for transformative change in the city through inclusion, accountability, transparency and sustainability. Accenture also supports the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a co-ed college preparatory school that partners with the Baltimore business community to empower students, many of whom are low income, to succeed in college, work, and life.
Marty Rodgers, managing director of Accenture’s Metro Washington, D.C. office, said, “At Accenture, we seek to be part of the fabric of the community. We’re pleased to be expanding in Baltimore and to help open doors to meaningful careers for our employees and for other residents.”
Accenture Federal Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest U.S. federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
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