Work leverages CGI's expanded cyber capabilities and adds jobs in North Carolina
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FAIRFAX, VA, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$34 million Network Security and Operations time and materials task order under the multi-vendor, seven-year, US$955 million, ITS-EPA II Program Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).Under the task order, CGI will partner with EPA to develop and implement a new cybersecurity approach focused on strengthening the internal security posture, streamlining processes, re-engineering operations, and enhancing service tracking. Work will include migrating and supporting a Network Security Operations Center (NSOC) within EPA's National Computer Center (NCC), one of the largest computer centers in the US. "As a result of expanding our cybersecurity capabilities with the acquisition of Stanley, we are broadening the portfolio of services we deliver to EPA," said George Schindler, President, CGI Federal. "This was one of the first opportunities we worked on from strategy through award as one combined team and I am pleased by the teamwork and successful outcome. Going forward, I am confident that our civilian, defense, and intelligence clients will continue to see great value as we bring our full set of capabilities to bear on their mission and business requirements." "I am pleased to be partnering with EPA to help transform their cybersecurity approach—which is such a critical operational priority," said Kenyon Wells, Vice-President, CGI. "CGI understands that it takes the right combination of people, processes, and technology—in partnership with EPA—to increase efficiency and help EPA succeed." With this award, CGI will add more than 30 new jobs in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The CGI team includes partner companies FedConcepts and Raytheon. 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 and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal. 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