Accenture Wins $6.3 Million IT Contract with Defense Logistics Agency

(RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2005) -- Accenture (ACN: NYSE) has won a $6.3 million contract to provide information technology services for the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Product Data Management Initiative (PDMI), which is designed to replace DLA's existing repository for technical data. The contract covers the first phase of PDMI, which includes document management services, business process reengineering, automation of key business processes, change management services, training and organizational design services. Accenture will also design the business processes for DLA's Technical & Quality organization in support of aircraft launch and recovery equipment, critical safety items, and individual repair parts ordering data. In addition, Accenture will lead a change management program across the PDMI user community, including DLA, its customers and industry; develop and conduct training for the PDMI community; and evaluate the Technical and Quality organizational structure in order to recommend business process reengineering improvements. "DLA is the largest logistics supplier to the men and women in the U.S. military. We have relied on Accenture as our partner in replacing and upgrading our systems and business processes. With the award of the PDMI contract to Accenture, we will continue that reliance," said Al Banghart, director of Enterprise Transformation at DLA. "Accenture has supported DLA for five years in its overall Business Systems Modernization program. We expect that such experience will lead to a successful effort in tackling this additional work." "We look forward to continuing to work with the DLA as the agency seeks to transform itself through the integration of technology and high-performance business processes," said Eric Stange, managing partner of Accenture's Defense and Homeland Security practice. "The program the DLA is undertaking will ultimately help it better enable U.S. fighting forces to do their job around the globe." Subcontractors supporting Accenture on the engagement include Northrop Grumman, Modulant, RSI, Diligent, PSS and Zytalis. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 123,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is Contact: Accenture Peter Y. Soh, +1-703-947-2571

Source: Accenture
Date: Nov 3, 2005