Accenture Federal Services has won a $118 million State Department contract to deliver data management support for the agency’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.
“Emerging technologies play an essential role in how quickly and efficiently federal agencies can glean meaningful insights from their data assets,” said Accenture Federal Services CEO John Goodman. “AFS is thrilled to support the State Department with automating and standardizing the way data is shared to enhance operational speed and quality for the agency.”
Under the 5-year contract, Accenture Federal Services will help with fraud reduction and data replication services associated with passports and visas. It’ll also provide data engineering support for a State Department database that enables information flow between other branches of the government to support homeland security.
The State Department is also exploring cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
“AFS is excited to build upon our long-standing, trusted relationship with the U.S. Department of State,” said AFS Client Account Lead Susie Rainey. “We look forward to applying new methods for improved data-sharing among the State Department’s partners to support its mission to lead America’s foreign policy and advance the interests of the American people.”