CGI announces $15 million award from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to enhance Medicare Health Plan Management System



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE:   GIB; TSX: GIB.A) announced
today that it was awarded the Health Plan Management System (HPMS) Maintenance
and Enhancement Services contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS). The award, which was made under CMS' Enterprise Systems
Development (ESD) IDIQ contract, is worth $15 million over 5 years.
    CGI's engagement will focus on three objectives: continued maintenance
and operational support for HPMS constituents; enhancement and implementation
of key HPMS functions focusing on streamlining business processes; and
enabling strategic decision support tools while converting HPMS to a new
technology architecture.
    "The HPMS award is a significant step by CMS to introduce new technology
and a new architecture to one of the core Medicare systems," said Cheryl
Campbell, Vice President, CGI Federal. "The CMS-CGI partnership is strong and
we are very pleased to continue contributing to CMS' strategy to evolve
Medicare."
    HPMS serves a critical role in the business operations of the Medicare
Advantage (MA) and Part D programs. HPMS services both programs by
facilitating strategic and operational initiatives mandated by legislation,
including the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act
(MMA) of 2003.

    About CGI Federal

    CGI Federal (www.cgi.com\usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating
subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions
for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government
experience and technology skills. 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
27,000 professionals in over 100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides
end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices
in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of
excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate
stands at $3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was
$12.03 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped
Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.




For further information:

For further information: Peter Cutler Director, Communications, (703)
227-6933, peter.cutler@cgifederal.com


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