Fairfax, Virginia, September 19, 2012

CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), announced today that its Health and Compliance Programs Business Unit (BU) has achieved the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Development Maturity Level 5, the highest rating possible.

CGI Federal is the 10th company in the United States to receive the Level 5 rating for CMMI Development, version 1.3, which notes the BU’s success in establishing a culture based on continuous improvement of robust, standardized, and well-defined software development processes. Level 5 is the highest level an organization can attain in the CMMI framework. The appraisal, performed by A1 Independent Consulting, rated the BU as performing at an “optimizing” level.

"CGI has always performed at a very high level, with a strong commitment to doing things right and for the right reasons,” said Norm Hammock, SEI Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, A1 Independent Consulting. “Having led many appraisals at Maturity Level 5 at some of the top companies in the world, I would place the Health & Compliance BU at the very top of organizations for productivity and quality. They demonstrated this with very strong statistics and quantitative methods as required in a Maturity Level 5 appraisal." 

“For government clients who need reliable solutions that deliver the value promised, attention to quality and process improvement is key,” said Donna Ryan, President, CGI Federal. “CGI’s commitment to quality is a hallmark of our client delivery approach, so I am proud of our Health and Compliance BU for reaching Level 5 in pursuit of excellence for our clients.”

“CMMI Level 5 is the gold standard, so this is a tremendous achievement for the organization,” said Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice-President for Health and Compliance Programs BU at CGI. “In the fast-evolving healthcare market, our clients face complex challenges to fulfill their strategic goals under tight budgets. Through the statistical control and discipline of CMMI Level 5, our teams have greater predictive insight into outcomes, schedule, cost and quality. This creates more time to innovate and provide our clients with well-managed delivery services that can more readily adapt to their evolving technology needs while containing their costs.”

About SEI
The SEI is a U.S. Department of Defense federally-funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information about the SEI, visit www.sei.cmu.edu.

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 the sixth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 professionals located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as more than 100 proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion of the Logica acquisition, CGI’s annualized revenue is approximately $10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately $17.7 billion, CGI’s shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.


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