CGI passes the rigorous accreditation process on the U.S. General Services Administration's US$76M Infrastructure as a Service BPA
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), today announced it has been granted Authority to Operate (ATO) on the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) government-wide, multi-vendor US$76 million Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The ATO enables U.S. federal, state, local, and tribal entities to immediately order CGI's cloud services, including virtual machines and Web hosting.
In addition to meeting the technical and management requirements outlined in GSA's IaaS BPA, the ATO's Assessment Accreditation process ensures that CGI meets all of the security requirements, including FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) Moderate.
"The demand for cloud services continues to grow as agencies and companies like CGI embrace a new way of doing business together," said George Schindler, President, CGI Federal. "GSA has led a robust process to ensure agencies have fast, easy access to secure services that deliver on the promised value of cloud, including predictable, sustainable savings and on-demand flexibility to design and scale their infrastructure for mission and business results."
As a full-service provider, CGI combines the certifications, infrastructure, and IT services management for all aspects of the cloud. Globally, the company delivers a built-for-enterprise cloud solution backed by 35 years of IT infrastructure and managed services experience for government and commercial organizations, managed by its Global Infrastructure, Services, Solutions and Consulting organization. CGI delivers secure data center services for both U.S. Federal and Commercial clients from its fully-certified data centers in the US. The company's expertise, processes, and governance help organizations navigate the transition, integration, and ongoing management of the cloud.
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. As at June 30, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.2 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.7 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. Websites: www.cgi.com/usfederal and www.cgi.com/federalcloud.
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