FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for its five-year IT Forward Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). CGI is one of five large businesses awarded a position on the BPA, which has a total value of US$900 million.
The IT Forward vehicle supports USAID's ambitious reform effort, USAID FORWARD. This initiative focuses on seven key mission and business areas that will deliver innovation and results across the worldwide USAID organization. Under the vehicle, CGI will deliver a range of design, modernization, enhancement, and operations services for the agency's infrastructure, systems, and enterprise-wide activities, such as cloud, mobile, security operations, and virtualization.
"For USAID, the FORWARD reform agenda is critical to achieving the Administration's vision of the United States as a global leader in international development," said Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "CGI has partnered with USAID for more than a decade, so our strong mission understanding will enable us to deliver the end-to-end technology expertise the agency needs to create a more dynamic, collaborative, and innovative model for international aid."
About CGI Federal Inc.
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide with approximately 31,000 professionals located in offices and centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2012, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately $4.3 billion and its order backlog was approximately $13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.
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