Accenture Federal Services Wins $789 Million U.S. Navy SHARKCAGE Cybersecurity Contract

Company to Build Innovative Maritime Security Perimeter to Protect Critical U.S. Defense Assets

Accenture Federal Services has been awarded a ten-year, $789 million contract to support global U.S. Navy maritime forces with conducting unified cybersecurity operations across the SHARKCAGE environment, the Navy’s shared set of systems built to protect a single, common, continuous security perimeter.

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Rick Driggers, Accenture Federal Services managing director and cyber practice lead (Photo: Business Wire)

Rick Driggers, Accenture Federal Services managing director and cyber practice lead (Photo: Business Wire)

“The role of cybersecurity in modern maritime military readiness has evolved and expanded. Network interconnectedness is essential to protecting critical U.S. defense assets and sensitive military data,” said Rick Driggers, Accenture Federal Services managing director and cyber practice lead. “Accenture Federal Services will help provide U.S. Navy fleets with the enhanced attack sensing and warning capabilities that these times demand.”

Specifically, Accenture Federal Services will provide the Navy’s Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Program Manager, Warfare Cybersecurity with ashore and afloat SHARKCAGE systems. These systems consist of integrated commercial and commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software configured to deliver defensive cyberspace operations analytics across Navy networks, including InformationTechnology-21, ONENet, and Navy/Marine Corps Intranet. Tasks that the company will perform to support these integrated systems include design, architecture, testing, production, delivery, installation support, and integrated logistics support.

“Accenture Federal Services will support the U.S. Navy by empowering SHARKAGE with the ability to synthesize critical cyber event data from across its platforms and networks,” said Paul Ott, Accenture Federal Services managing director. “Performing work within a shared, integrated environment will ultimately enhance our client’s overall cyber monitoring and decision support cycles.”

The SHARKCAGE contract includes a base ordering period of five years and one option for an additional five years.

Accenture Federal Services is a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

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