Accenture to Acquire Phase One, Further Enhancing Its Salesforce Capabilities and Client Innovation in the Cloud for Federal Market

ARLINGTON, VA; June 7, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Phase One Consulting Group, Inc., a privately held Alexandria, Virginia-based company specializing in modernization and digital transformation for the federal market. Phase One is a leader in delivering high-impact Salesforce solutions that help transform government. Once the acquisition is complete, the Phase One team will join Accenture Federal Services.

How President Trump can transform the federal government's IT system

There are very, very few non-partisan issues in the Beltway: the traffic is terrible, the weather makes no sense lately, and the federal government needs to improve its information technology (IT) infrastructure.

It is unfathomable that the federal government is expected to spend $89 billion on IT in fiscal year 2017, with the overwhelming majority — 77 percent — going toward outdated, vulnerable, and expensive-to-maintain systems. Yet, that is the truth. Many people refer to this as legacy IT, but I have a different phrase: dying IT.

Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

The recent release of the Trump administration’s budget proposal sent shockwaves through government. National news coverage has focused on the striking differences between increases in defense and homeland security budgets and marked decreases -- if not outright elimination -- of other federal agencies.  Yet while the news media looks at the political ramifications from the proposal, there is another story lurking under the surface.

Redefining the Role of CIO: The Enabler in Chief

As President Donald Trump formalizes his tech team and the administration’s tech agenda, one of the most pressing questions within federal IT circles has come to a close center on modernization—will federal technology continue down the path to transformation? Early indications from the new Trump administration are positive, ranging from a series of remarks made by the president’s senior advisers, as well as early drafts of tech-related executive orders.

Phase One CEO Featured on Government Matters

Jerad Speigel, CEO at Phase One, discusses the state of I.T. policy in the Trump administration.  Watch the 6 minute clip from the Monday, December 5 episode of Government Matters, hosted by Colby Hochmuth.

Trump Should Focus on Another Wall — The Digital One

Cybersecurity is front and center on the minds of nearly all federal IT professionals.

Huge budgets and myriad laws, policies, directives, best practices, products and services are dedicated to protecting federal IT applications and data. In fact, one could argue that we deploy more money and people to cybersecurity than any other organization in the world. Hack after hack leads us to only one question: Why are we failing?

Phase One CEO Featured on Government Matters

Jerad Speigel, CEO at Phase One, discusses how industry can help shape I.T. policy in the Trump administration.  Watch the 6 minute clip from the Monday, December 5 episode of Government Matters, hosted by Francis Rose.