Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has opened a cybersecurity center in San Antonio that will provide cybersecurity services to the Defense Department (DoD) and other government agencies.

AFS’s Cyber Center will offer “security-as-a-service” solutions and capabilities in advanced adversary simulation, orchestration and automation, and managed detection and response. It will house a team of cyberdefense experts and advanced technologies, including artificially intelligence cyber solutions, “to help government agencies quickly and cost-effectively identify, emulate and eliminate threats,” Accenture said.

“Government agencies need cybersecurity solutions that can keep pace with the increasing complexity, volume and speed of today’s threat landscape,” AFS Chief Executive John Goodman said. “Our advanced cyber capabilities and experienced cybersecurity specialists are delivering the threat intelligence and elimination services that our clients need to ensure mission success and resilience today and in the future.”

The Cyber Center also marks the opportunity for cyber workforce growth in San Antonio. AFS, which already employs more than 1,300 individuals at two of its San Antonio locations, said it would invest $5 million and add 500 positions over the next four years as part of its growth in the city.

“The new Accenture Federal Services Cyber Center, at the leading edge of innovation, will help us to grow and build our cyber workforce, and further strengthen our standing as a premiere technology and cybersecurity hub in the U.S.,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.

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