Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP has today opened the new Accenture Innovation Hub for Defence and National Security in Canberra.
Minister Pyne said Accenture’s Innovation Hub was a significant investment towards building local ICT capabilities and would provide a dedicated space for Defence and National Security projects.
“The Government welcomes Accenture’s investment in building a local ICT capability, which will help foster ongoing innovation and allow projects to transition into business operations quickly and seamlessly,” Minister Pyne said.
“Defence is proud to have a long standing partnership with Accenture, having collaborated on the update and support of Defence human resource and air safety systems, as well as the delivery of ICT infrastructure modernisation projects.
“Accenture is responsible for delivery of the core technology upgrade that will lay the foundation for future enhancements to Defence’s Digital Identity capability. The upgrade will integrate into Defence’s complex and secure information technology environment.”
“Today we can add the development of this fantastic new facility to the significant list of collaborative achievements.”
In Australia, Accenture employs over 4,000 professionals working across a broad range of industries, including the public sector and Defence.