ACS to dive back into federal market

After a five-year hiatus, Affiliated Computer Services will once again pursue business opportunities across the federal government as a noncompete agreement draws to a close.

Using its capabilities in finance and administration, together with its business process outsourcing expertise, the Dallas-based contractor intends to go full steam after federal business starting Nov. 24, company officials said today.

ACS' target areas for new federal business include mailroom and administrative services, customer care, finance and accounting, and claims administration, according to a company news release.

ACS is one of the top contractors in the state and local government market, from which it draws annual revenue of $2 billion.

For federal customers, ACS offers a portfolio of services aimed at improving operational reliability and cost savings using fixed-price, performance-based contracts, said Tim Conway, senior vice president and managing director of ACS Federal Solutions. "The successes of ACS on the state and local level can be repeated on the federal level," he said. "What we are offering is applied innovation."

ACS sold most of its federal business to Lockheed Martin Corp. in late 2003 and acquired Lockheed Martin's commercial information technology business. The transfer of ACS' federal work to Lockheed Martin did not include an Education Department contract for processing student loans.

That contract put ACS at No. 73 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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