CGI announces Open Source software to support EPA's National Environmental Information Exchange Network



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    FAIRFAX, VA, June 3 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:   GIB; TSX: GIB.A), today
announced the release of the first Open Source Node 2.0 software product to be
available to EPA data exchange partners on the National Environmental
Information Exchange Network (Exchange Network). The CGI Node 2.0 software is
offered to Exchange Network partners and other interested members of the
environmental community to give them capabilities to publish, share, and gain
access to environmental data for improved decision making.
    The National Environmental Information Exchange Network includes EPA's
Central Data Exchange (CDX), the point of entry for Agency environmental data
exchanges. Together, CDX and the Exchange Network partners' nodes are the
infrastructure that enable efforts to collect, share and monitor the
environmental data used to assess the impact of global warming, monitor the
safety of our water supplies, gather geographic information on sources of
pollution, and encourage overall excellence in the study and stewardship of
our environment.
    CGI Node 2.0 represents an expansion of this community to allow sharing
across federal, state, commercial and citizen boundaries related to software
development and technological innovation. It allows users to collaborate,
publish, and discover environmental information and services across disparate
systems. The node's dashboard allows for quick and easy reporting, scheduling,
and administration capabilities.
    "Flexible and rapid data exchange capabilities are critical to responding
to environmental challenges faced by government agencies and their trading
partners," said Melanie Morris, Chief of Data Integration Division,
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. "Establishing the building
blocks of an Open Source community that supports environmental collaboration
and decision making will help stakeholders leverage their investments and
capitalize on shared business drivers."
    CGI Vice President Kenyon Wells added: "CGI is proud of our long history
in helping EPA meet its mission of protecting the environment. Our open source
software is the latest example of how CGI invests in the success of its
clients and will allow Exchange Network partners to save money while promoting
standardization for the sharing of important environmental data."
    CGI will be hosting a Webinar to demonstrate the CGI Node 2.0 on
June 4th. For more information about this event or about the Node product
please refer to the CGI Environmental Practice Website:
www.cgi.com/environment

    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. 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 March 31st,
2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 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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