CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that it has been awarded a six-year, US$530 million task order contract to continually enhance the cybersecurity posture and risk awareness of federal government agencies participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense - Group C (DEFEND C). The contract was awarded via the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant government-wide acquisition contract through an acquisition conducted by GSA FEDSIM.
CGI will help strengthen participating agencies' overall cybersecurity posture by providing new cybersecurity capabilities and cost-effective solutions via standardized security stacks. The company will also improve visibility and insight into the cyber risks present at agencies through a centralized view of security risk across the government infrastructure. Once completed, the federal government will have a significantly improved view of the overall risk posture posed by the Group C agencies' digital resources.
"As a program, DHS' CDM effort has to be one of the largest cross-agency efforts to secure the Federal Government's IT infrastructure," said CGI Senior Vice-President Stephanie Mango. "CDM epitomizes the best of the shared services model, and we are delighted by the confidence that GSA, DHS and the Group C Agencies have entrusted to CGI to be part of this historic effort."
The contract furthers the Credential Management (CREDMGMT) work CGI has already provided, on behalf of CDM Phase 2, to collect data on every user connecting to the network for 26 agencies, providing many agencies the first holistic view of their entire user population. Phase 2 is ongoing and scheduled for completion later this calendar year.
The CDM program offers a dynamic approach to fortifying the cybersecurity of government networks and systems. The program provides DHS—along with other federal agencies—with the capabilities and tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize these risks based on potential impacts and then enable personnel to mitigate the most significant problems first. Congress established the CDM program to provide adequate, risk-based and cost-effective cybersecurity and more efficiently allocate cybersecurity resources.
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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, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With 73,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$10.8 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com
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