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U.S. General Services Administration selects CGI to transition its public websites to the cloud

US$20.76 million contract awarded under the GSA Infrastructure as a Service BPA

Fairfax, Virginia, January 24, 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. General Services Administration (GSA) for its five-year, US$20.76 million cloud modernization project led by the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT). The contract was awarded under the GSA Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA, through which CGI is accredited to deliver certified, secure government cloud services.

Under the contract, CGI will deliver a public cloud solution for GSA’s public websites, including Data.gov and USA.gov—the U.S. government’s flagship public web portal that serves an average of 2 million unique visitors each month. As part of this initiative, CGI will provide a fully-managed public cloud infrastructure and the end-to-end services required to transition, operate, maintain, enhance, and secure the environment. CGI is focused on providing cloud solutions for both the government and enterprise spaces in the United States and Canada.

“GSA is leading the way for the adoption of cloud technologies across government,” said Eric Wolking, Senior Vice-President, CGI. “Moving the GSA’s public websites to the cloud is one of the key elements in the agency’s plan to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance operations.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with GSA through this new cloud modernization project,” said Lynne Bushey, Vice-President, CGI. “Cloud technologies present a great opportunity to improve citizen services and build a strong, yet flexible, foundation for innovation. These are both important goals we will focus on to help OCSIT achieve their mission of providing data, information, and services to citizens.”

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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For more information:

Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
514-841-3355

Media
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, US Communications
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
703-267-8118