PwC Achieves Vanguard Status in the Kennedy Vanguard™ of the US Department of Defense Consulting Report

Rating demonstrates PwC’s experience in portfolio management capabilities, offering an objective system of prioritization for public sector clients

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 PwC US today announced it has been recognized as a Vanguard firm in the Kennedy Vanguard™[1] of the US Department of Defense (DoD) Consulting Providers report. According to Kennedy, PwC possesses “the requisite capability as well as the DoD consulting sector experience to provide notable competitive advantage for the DoD clients.” PwC is one of only three providers to achieve this Vanguard rating.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Vanguard firm by Kennedy and believe this acknowledgment underscores PwC’s focus and commitment to helping our public sector clients with adaptability and change. We are pleased to be recognized for offering our clients unique and tailored solutions to fit their needs, in order to help improve their agility in today’s political and economic environment,” said Scott McIntyre, PwC’s U.S. Public Sector Leader. “From strategy through execution, we help our clients develop practical strategies to seamlessly solve complex business issues.”

According to the report: “PwC has leveraged its extensive commercial sector practice to bring performance based solutions to the DoD consulting clients. Recognizing the DoD’s need to do more with less, PwC provides portfolio management capabilities, offering an objective system of prioritization for its clients. PwC’s financial capability offerings, particularly in the realm of auditability, are also timely for the DoD as it faces increased pressure from Congress to account for dollars spent and justify future appropriations. PwC’s commercial presence also allows for unique solutions that other, less diverse consultancies may not be able to offer to their DoD consulting clients.”

Kennedy highlights PwC’s strengths in the report, which include:

  • Strong strategic planning and process improvement background: PwC has extensive experience in strategic planning and process improvement, particularly in combination with supply chain management, which is a constant cost issue for the DoD.
  • Large commercial client base: PwC’s primary focus in the commercial market allows flexibility for its resources to reduce or increase presence in the DoD consulting sector in response to spending trends. PwC is able to retain staff useful to the DoD for future engagements, even if spending decreases for a period of time. PwC utilizes its commercial client service offerings to appeal to the DoD.”

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[1] Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory,  Kennedy Information LLC