The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with a ceiling of up to US$46 million to provide dataset hosting and other information technology services for the Data.gov Web site.
Developed by the Federal CIO Council as part of the Open Government Initiative, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use data published by Federal Government agencies. It serves as a central access point for citizens to view, conduct research and analyze federal government data from more than 272,000 datasets supplied by 135 federal agencies. The datasets include a wide range of collected information, including statistics related to public education, health, and geospatial mapping. Under the Data.gov Dataset Hosting Services BPA, CGI will provide hosting services for this important government information, as well as, technology tools for dataset analysis, and professional services.
“Data.gov is this Administration’s flagship program for Open Government and provides unprecedented public access to government data,” said George Schindler, President of CGI Federal. “CGI has more than 30 years of experience assisting the U.S. government in harnessing the power of technology to serve our nation’s citizens. We are proud to bring our government-wide expertise to advance our long-term partnership with GSA and their commitment to government transparency and collaboration.”
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 the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. CGI’s order backlog is approximately C$13.6 billion and its annualized revenue is approximately C$4.5 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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