CGI Announces Hiring of Former HHS Executive Dr. John Loonsk



    
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    FAIRFAX, VA, April 2 /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 has hired former Health and Human Services executive and
national expert Dr. John Loonsk as Vice-President to lead its healthcare
strategy direction as the company expands its rapidly growing healthcare
practice.
    As Director for Interoperability and Standards within the Office of the
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2005, Dr. Loonsk worked with leadership
across both the government and commercial healthcare sectors to help create a
standards-based, deployable healthcare IT strategy. Prior to HHS, Dr. Loonsk
served as the Associate Director for Informatics and Director of the
Information Resources Management office for the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.
    "Dr. Loonsk has been at the forefront of innovation in healthcare and
information technology," said Cheryl Campbell, Vice-President, National Health
Industry, CGI. "Dr. Loonsk's strong background and invaluable experience will
help CGI clients make the best use of new technologies for improved healthcare
delivery to citizens."
    As federal agencies, states and localities gear up to utilize funds from
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, healthcare IT will figure
prominently with more than US$20 billion set aside to expand health
information exchanges, electronic health records and other projects.
    CGI is a leading healthcare systems integrator experienced in working
with complex, large-scale multi-stakeholder health information projects. With
a practice spanning all levels of government as well as commercial payers and
providers, CGI's healthcare solutions improve access to more accurate
information so physicians, patients, and administrators can make better, more
informed healthcare decisions.

    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
25,000 professionals. 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 $4.0 billion and at December
31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 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: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,
linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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