CGI awarded US$89.4 million contract to deliver system and software engineering to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fires Software Engineering Division (FSED), has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$89.4 million contract to provide system and software engineering support services. The contract has a one-year base with one, one-year option period.
CECOM is one of the Army's premier Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities provider. A subordinate of the Army Materiel Command, CECOM and its strategic partners are vital members of the new Materiel Enterprise, providing C4ISR systems and sustainment to Army forces through the Army Force Generation process.
Under the contract, CGI will provide C4ISR support across the lifecycle of artillery support systems, including software development and fielding. Work will be primarily performed at CGI’s Systems Engineering Center of Excellence in Lawton/ Fort Sill, Okla., which provides U.S. defense clients with services such as information security, training, simulation, and quality-control.
“We are pleased to continue our 30-year partnership with CECOM and FSED,” said Randy Brooks, Senior Vice-President, CGI. “Our proven ability to deliver rapid, interoperable, and cost-effective technology support helps CECOM protect our U.S. military members by delivering mission-critical systems, including those for field artillery mission command, radar, and handheld devices.”
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 Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2011, CGI's revenue was $4.3 billion and its order backlog was $13.5 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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