Accenture Federal Services Secures $789M Navy Cybersecurity Contract

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded a ten-year, $789 million contract to support the U.S. Navy's global maritime forces in conducting unified cybersecurity operations across the SHARKCAGE environment. The SHARKCAGE system is designed to protect a continuous security perimeter, integrating commercial and off-the-shelf hardware and software to deliver defensive cyberspace operations analytics across Navy networks, including InformationTechnology-21, ONENet, and the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet. Under this contract, AFS will provide comprehensive support, including design, architecture, testing, production, delivery, installation support, and integrated logistics support. The contract includes a five-year base ordering period with an option for an additional five years.

Rick Driggers, Managing Director and Cyber Practice Lead at AFS, emphasized the evolving role of cybersecurity in maritime military readiness, noting the importance of network interconnectedness in protecting critical defense assets and sensitive data. Paul Ott, another managing director at AFS, highlighted that the SHARKCAGE system will enhance the Navy's cyber monitoring and decision support by synthesizing critical cyber event data across its platforms and networks. AFS, a subsidiary of Accenture LLP, leverages its 14,000-strong workforce and extensive global network to deliver innovative solutions and advanced R&D, ensuring the federal government can solve complex challenges and enhance operational outcomes.

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