Accenture receives TSA contract

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Monday, November 26, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va.—Accenture Federal Services, a consulting and technology services company, received a five-year contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to create identity management and credentialing system processes for those working at secure areas throughout the TSA system, according to a company statement.

The new credentialing process will consolidate identities into one system over time, which will increase consistency of information across multiple programs and provide better customer service to applicants.

“This new identity management and card production capability tool will connect people and information to help facilitate secure travel and trade,” said Ken Lawhorn, who leads Accenture’s work at TSA.

The first program to be transitioned will be the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, which is used to secure the nation’s maritime transportation system by providing biographic and biometric identification credentials for personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of regulated facilities and vessels.

Accenture’s system will have credentialing platforms that include case management and customer relations management.