“DHS’ move to the cloud is being watched closely as it’s one of the largest agencies to put the ‘cloud-first’ policy into practice,” said Eric Wolking, Senior Vice-President, CGI.
Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) September 29, 2011
CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its three-year, US$1.8 million DHS-Wide Public Cloud Web Content Management Services contract. The contract was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) US$76 million Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA. CGI was granted approval to deliver certified, secure government cloud services under the IaaS BPA last month following a rigorous accreditation process.
CGI will deliver a public cloud solution for DHS public facing websites, including DHS.gov, FEMA.gov (Federal Emergency Management Agency), and USCIS.gov (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), among other websites. CGI will provide three integrated environments that encompass the full application development and deployment lifecycle—from enterprise development and integration to testing, training, staging, troubleshooting and production.
“DHS’ move to the cloud is being watched closely as it’s one of the largest agencies to put the ‘cloud-first’ policy into practice,” said Eric Wolking, Senior Vice-President, CGI. “CGI’s cloud environment contains all of the required enterprise-wide security, service delivery, and hosting capabilities needed to reduce costs while delivering improved citizen services.”
“We are proud to expand our partnership with DHS to focus on this key cloud initiative,” said John Heneghan, Vice-President, CGI. “We look forward to helping them streamline the migration, implementation, and ongoing support of their websites so they can leverage synergies such as data sharing, downloading, access, and cross platform integration.”
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: http://www.cgi.com/usfederal.
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