Accenture Federal Services announced Mount Airey Group Inc. as the recipient of Accenture’s inaugural “Small Business of the Year” award. Mount Airey Group, a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8a company specializing in identity management and authorization solutions, was selected for its outstanding work on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program.
The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) oversees the US-VISIT, a biometric and biographic identity management system that helps federal, state and local officials determine if travelers can legally enter or remain in the United States. Biometrics are unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, that can be used for automated identity recognition.
As Accenture’s subcontractor on US-VISIT, Mount Airey Group plays an integral role in the successful delivery of a number of high-level projects. Over the past seven years, the company has brought strategic biometric and expertise to support Accenture and help drive the program.
“Mount Airey Group brings the highest caliber resources and overall professionalism to this critical identity management program,” said David Moskovitz, CEO of Accenture Federal Services. “Their tremendous sense of collaboration contributes directly to the ongoing success of this program.”
Accenture Federal Services established the “Small Business of the Year” award to show its dedication and appreciation to the small business community across the country. Mount Airey Group was selected from a pool of 349 subcontractors. Other finalists included IT Partners, BridgePhase and Enterprise Consulting Group. Businesses were rated on three core areas: technical quality, financial management and overall program management.
“Mount Airey Group is proud to have Accenture Federal Services acknowledge us in such a gratifying manner. We have had a great business relationship with Accenture over the past seven years and we have benefitted immensely from the relationship,” said Joseph Braceland, president and CEO of Mount Airey Group.
Accenture Federal Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, VA.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Joanne Veto, 703-947-2590
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