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CGI to Deliver Enterprise-Wide Cloud Solutions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Part of the Agency's IT Modernization StrategyUS$15 million contract awarded under the GSA Infrastructure as a Service BPA (June 27, 2012)
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/27/12 -- As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) goal of shifting up to 80 percent of its computing environment to the cloud by 2015, the EPA Office of Environmental Information has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) a three-year, US$15 million contract. 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.
As part of the three-year plan, EPA's National Computing Center (NCC) is building an agency-wide hybrid cloud environment. CGI will serve as the external enterprise cloud provider, delivering a range of IaaS services, including hosting and virtualization in its secure cloud. CGI will also provide technical architecture and transition support for moving agency applications to the cloud.
"With this modernization initiative, the EPA is accelerating the benefits of cloud computing across the enterprise," said Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "With their vision of moving up to 20 percent of their environment to the cloud in the first year-and then 30 percent in years two and three-the EPA is setting an impressive pace for cloud adoption. Their plan will reduce the in-house maintenance burden while ensuring they can seamlessly meet EPA program requirements with fast, flexible, affordable, and secure solutions."
CGI delivers cloud solutions for government and commercial enterprise clients in the United States and Canada. CGI's advanced, secure federal cloud infrastructure ensures successful delivery of public and private cloud solutions for a range of government agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, National Archives and Records Administration, General Services Administration, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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 provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide with approximately 31,000 professionals located in offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2012, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately $4.3 billion and its order backlog was approximately $13.1 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/usfederal.
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