CGI Awarded US$67 Million EPA Central Data Exchange Support Contract
CGI Federal Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide support for the Central Data Exchange (CDX), the point of entry for the transmission of environmental data to EPA on the national Environmental Information Exchange Network. The 3-year contract is valued at approximately US$67 million.
EPA's CDX enables the streamlined, electronic submission of environmental data over the internet between EPA and its external stakeholders, including the states and regulated industries. It also provides the capability for submitters to access their data through the use of Web services. CGI will be supporting EPA’s CDX through built-in quality checks, standard file formats, and a common approach to exchanging data to help all parties make sound decisions to protect the environment.
“As a long time partner of EPA, CGI is pleased to support this critical program, a key part of the Obama administration’s environmental regulatory mission,” said CGI Federal president George Schindler. “We look forward to leveraging our 30 years of EPA experience to help deliver this critical environmental data in the transparent manner that the government and public expect.”
About CGI Federal
CGI Federal (www.cgi.com/usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government experience and technology skills. 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 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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