Accenture wins FEMA business services deal

Accenture Ltd. will provide a range of business-oriented services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency under a five-year contract valued at $58 million.

The terms of the award call for Accenture to provide program-management and business-architecture services to the agency’s Flood Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP) program, which is designed to help reduce the nation’s vulnerability to natural hazards.

The company will work with FEMA’s mitigation directorate to manage the Risk MAP program, including the work and activities of multiple organizations across several other Risk MAP contracts.

Accenture also will integrate the work and activities of other contractors with FEMA’s efforts, design and implement a nationwide communications and outreach strategy, and foster partnerships with key FEMA stakeholders.

Through collaboration with state, local and tribal entities, the Risk MAP program will provide an integrated national assessment of flooding risks based on digital flood-hazard data and Web-accessible data, Accenture officials said. This information will enable communities to develop action plans and make informed risk-management decisions that reduce the loss of life and property.

Accenture, of Hamilton, Bermuda, ranks No. 23 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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