Accenture gets logistics-planning contract

The Defense Logistics Agency has hired Accenture Ltd. to help make its supply systems more responsive for planning future operations.

Under the five-year, $22.5 million contract, Accenture will develop the Integrated Data Environment, which DLA will use to better focus planning efforts, an agency spokesman said.

Existing DLA logistics systems will tap into other Defense Department systems to formulate strategies for upcoming operations.

By synchronizing logistics and tactical movement data, vendors will be better able to meet supply demands, said Eric Stange, managing partner of Accenture's defense and homeland security practice.

The data sharing, which will rely on commercial software, will also let DLA officials better predict how to allocate supplies across the services for deployments, he said.

During the first phase of the contract, Accenture will determine the Defense systems that DLA needs to draw data from, Stange said.

Joab Jackson writes for Government Computer News magazine.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.