- On Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a five-year, $17.9 million contract to Accenture Federal Services.
- Accenture will reportedly help modernize the SEC’s website and better enable public access to company filings via mobile devices.
- Accenture said the plans for a mobile framework will help “integrate social media while enhancing Web content, consolidating information management systems and providing user-analytics capabilities,” Government Executive reports.
Under the contract SEC.gov will “soon be easier to navigate, giving citizens, financial professionals and other stakeholders more streamlined, timely access to the agency’s more than 21 million disclosure documents,” said Accenture.
The SEC’s current site contains over 21 million disclosure documents, attracting more than 562 million page views per month.
The Data Transparency Coalition, an industry-based nonprofit, applauded the SEC’s efforts to make its data more open and searchable.
“Accenture Federal's website support project will be able to draw on readily accessible open data sets in formats like XBRL to power new visualizations and help the site better serve investors,” said Data Transparency Coalition Executive Director Hudson Hollister.