US$21.28 million contract spans transition to operations and maintenance
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2012) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a six-year, US$21.28 million contract to host its financial accounting and management systems in the CGI-hosted Momentum® Community Cloud, with the goal of reducing costs while increasing efficiencies.
Under the contract, CGI will transition NRC's financial system, the Financial Accounting Integrated Management Information Systems (FAIMIS), from their current hosting provider to CGI's Momentum Community Cloud infrastructure, consistent with the government's commitment to maximize its return on investment on IT. Additionally, CGI will provide end-to-end application support, including help desk, maintenance, systems analysis, and training.
"Last year, we partnered with NRC to replace a dozen legacy financial systems with one integrated enterprise-wide system, streamlining their processes and increasing efficiency - to help them do more with less," said Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "Transitioning the NRC's system to the cloud takes these efforts to the next level by helping them improve operations while ensuring their business functions remain affordable, flexible, and secure."
The Momentum Community Cloud is built in CGI's certified, secure cloud and provides a shared infrastructure that is dedicated to Momentum's federal government ERP clients who have unique security and compliance requirements. Through this hosted solution, Momentum clients benefit from expedited deployment, financial predictability, faster upgrades, and greater return on investment. CGI delivers cloud solutions for both the government and commercial enterprise markets in the United States and Canada.
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 Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately $4.1 billion and its order backlog was approximately $13.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.
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