Accenture wins $199 mn IT contract from US Homeland Security

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has received a 10-year, $199 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to provide IT services in support of TSA’s Secure Flight System.
Accenture business ITSecure Flight is a risk-based, prescreening program that enhances security by matching passenger names against trusted traveler lists and government watchlists.

TSA’s Secure Flight system identifies low and high-risk passengers before they arrive at the airport. It does this by synching up watchlist and intelligence information against traveler information and passenger reservation data.

Maurine Fanguy, AFS managing director and DHS lead, said: “AFS will enhance the system by incorporating emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, into this mission-critical program.”

Accenture, under the Secure Flight Systems IT Services contract, will provide IT services to engineer, test, and sustain the Secure Flight system. The goal is to transition the passenger screening system from its current architecture to open-source technologies to reduce operating costs for the program.