Accenture to Support US Navy’s Unified Cybersecurity Environment

Accenture Federal Services has received a $789-million contract to support cybersecurity operations for the US Navy’s SHARKCAGE environment.

SHARKCAGE incorporates different systems to sustain a “single, common, and continuous” digital security perimeter across the agency.

The solution combines integrated commercial and commercial off-the-shelf software and hardware capabilities for defensive cyberspace operations throughout the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet, ONENet, and InformationTechnology-21 networks.

The deal will see Accenture provide architecture, design, assessments, delivery, production installation, and logistics services for the covered domains.

In addition, the company will supply additional afloat and ashore SHARKCAGE systems for the agency.

“The role of cybersecurity in modern maritime military readiness has evolved and expanded. Network interconnectedness is essential to protecting critical US defense assets and sensitive military data,” Accenture Federal Services Cyber Practice Lead Rick Driggers said.

“Accenture Federal Services will help provide US Navy fleets with the enhanced attack sensing and warning capabilities that these times demand.”

Boosting ‘Cyber Monitoring’

Accenture wrote that work for the contract has a five-year base period and an option for five additional years.

Tasks will be coordinated with the US Navy’s Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Program Manager, Warfare Cyber Security based in San Diego, California.

“Accenture Federal Services will support the US Navy by empowering SHARKCAGE with the ability to synthesize critical cyber event data from across its platforms and networks,” Accenture Federal Services Managing Director Paul Ott said.

“Performing work within a shared, integrated environment will ultimately enhance our client’s overall cyber monitoring and decision support cycles.”

Recent Contracts

The Pentagon awarded Accenture a $94-million contract in July 2023 to deliver maintenance and upgrade services for the US Army’s Identity, Credential, and Access Management system.

One month earlier, the company signed a $329-million agreement to provide enterprise-level risk compliance, incident management, threat intelligence support, and cyber awareness training services for the US government.

In February, the US Department of Defense selected Accenture as one of the industry partners for a $900-million contract to sustain the US Air Force’s military security against evolving threats.

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