Now on Demand: Threat Detection and Incident Response (TDIR) Summit - All Sessions Available
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Accenture Lands $789 Million Contract to Bolster U.S. Navy Cybersecurity

Accenture Federal Services wins $789 million U.S. Navy SHARKCAGE cybersecurity contract.

Accenture Federal Services, a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has been awarded a $789 million contract by the U.S. Navy to enhance cybersecurity across maritime forces globally. The contract, part of the SHARKCAGE initiative, aims to establish a unified and continuous security perimeter for the Navy’s networks and systems.

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will collaborate closely with the Navy’s Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Program Manager, and Warfare Cybersecurity teams. The partnership will cover both ashore and afloat SHARKCAGE systems, integrating commercial and off-the-shelf technology to provide advanced defensive cyberspace operations analytics across various Navy networks like InformationTechnology-21, ONENet, and Navy/Marine Corps Intranet.

The tasks assigned to Accenture include the design, architecture, testing, production, delivery, installation, and logistics support of these integrated military systems.

“As the interconnectedness of networks becomes crucial for protecting critical defense assets and sensitive data, our efforts will focus on augmenting the Navy’s capabilities in detecting and responding to potential cyber threats,” said Rick Driggers, Managing Director and Cyber Practice Lead at Accenture Federal Services.

The contract spans a ten-year period, with an initial five-year base and an option to extend for an additional five years.

Written By


Daily Briefing Newsletter

Subscribe to the SecurityWeek Email Briefing to stay informed on the latest threats, trends, and technology, along with insightful columns from industry experts.

Join the session as we discuss the challenges and best practices for cybersecurity leaders managing cloud identities.


SecurityWeek’s Ransomware Resilience and Recovery Summit helps businesses to plan, prepare, and recover from a ransomware incident.


People on the Move

Wendy Zheng named as CFO and Joe Diamond as CMO at cyber asset management firm Axonius.

Intelligent document processing company ABBYY has hired Clayton C. Peddy as CISO.

Digital executive protection services provider BlackCloak has appointed Ryan Black as CISO.

More People On The Move

Expert Insights