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Report: Accenture to Help CBP Employ 5K Border Patrol Agents Under $297M Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a potential five-year, $297 million contract to help the Customs and Border Protection recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. CBP received five bids for the contract that also covers the recruitment of 2,000 customs officers and 500 employees for …

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Ed Meehan Promoted to Accenture Federal Business COO

Ed Meehan, formerly head of safety and citizen services portfolio at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business, has been promoted to chief operating officer of that same unit. Meehan succeeds John Goodman, who took over as CEO of Accenture Federal Services on Nov. 20, the company reported. He said he …

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Report: VA, Cerner in Talks Over Terms of 10-Year EHR Modernization Contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) are in the final phase of negotiations over the terms of a potential 10-year contract to build and deploy a new electronic health record system across 1,600 VA facilities and community health providers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. VA wants Congress to incorporate …

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Mike Leff, Chris Smith Take New VP Roles at AT&T’s Public Sector Group

Mike Leff, formerly vice president of strategy and operations at AT&T’s (NYSE: T) public sector organization, has been named VP of the telecommunications company’s defense business. Leff will directly report to Xavier Williams, president of AT&T’s public sector and wholesale solutions business, the company said Thursday. Leff is a two-decade public sector …

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Army, Booz Allen Vet Susan Lawrence Joins Accenture Natl Security Practice

Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) defense market group, has been named a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business. The 40-year U.S. Army veteran will help Accenture Federal Services’ clients develop and implement mission support and …

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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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Coalfire, GSA Vet Dave McClure Joins Accenture as Federal CIO Advisory Director

Dave McClure, formerly chief strategist of cybersecurity at Coalfire’s federal business, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as director of the federal chief information officer advisory practice. Accenture said Thursday McClure will work to advise federal CIOs on modernization strategies and digital transformation efforts that seek to build …

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Cerner Forms Advisory Group to Support Work on VA Health Record Modernization Effort

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has established an advisory group that will offer recommendations as the Kansas City, Missouri-based health information technology provider supports the Department of Veterans Affairs in its Electronic Health Record Modernization initiative. Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and Nebraska governor, will lead the company’s VA advisory group, Cerner …

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Accenture Closes Phase One Buy in Federal Cloud Market Push

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has wrapped up its acquisition of Alexandria, Virginia-based federal government cloud services provider Phase One Consulting Group for an undisclosed sum. Both companies first announced the deal in June and Accenture said Tuesday it made the acquisition to expand its Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and cloud offerings in the federal market. It marks Accenture’s seventh Salesforce-related …

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Army Vet Mary Legere Joins Accenture Federal Unit as Natl, Defense Intell Managing Director

Mary Legere, formerly a senior intelligence officer of the U.S. Army, has joined Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as managing director of national and defense intelligence business at the company’s federal services unit. Accenture said Thursday Legere will aim to bring the company’s digital, mission analytics and agile development service offerings to the defense, intelligence and cyber markets …

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