CGI ARRA Reporting Gateway now available to federal agencies, states and localities



    
    Open-source reporting solution enables quick compliance with stimulus
    reporting requirements

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    FAIRFAX, VA, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - As American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds begin to flow from federal agencies to states
and localities, recipients face stringent reporting guidelines. While recently
released guidance from OMB clarifies where and how grant recipients will have
to report, the onus is on states and localities to develop and implement a
compliant reporting system to meet the first reporting deadline, currently set
at July 10, 2009.
    CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB), a leading provider of information
technology and business process services, today announced its ARRA Reporting
Gateway solution to help federal agencies, states, localities and large
commercial ARRA fund recipients meet ARRA-mandated reporting requirements. The
CGI gateway helps recipients aggregate, validate and submit reports via the
FederalReporting.gov Web site. The CGI gateway also helps federal agencies
efficiently manage high volumes of reports from recipients.
    "While most states and localities welcome the recovery funds, they now
face extraordinary pressure to meet ARRA reporting requirements by July 10,"
said Caroline Rapking, Vice-President, State and Local Government, CGI. "Most
potential recipients do not have the necessary reporting infrastructure to
adequately address these requirements. CGI's ARRA Reporting Gateway can help
with an onsite or hosted solution so recipients can get up and running
quickly"
    CGI's ARRA Reporting Gateway is modeled after the approach used by the
Environmental Protection Agency's Central Data Exchange (CDX) to collect
environmental data from states. Based on open source technology, the CGI
gateway solution provides a simple, flexible architecture designed to meet
recovery reporting information exchange needs. Recipients and federal agencies
can choose to implement the solution at their site or leverage CGI's Phoenix,
AZ, application hosting facility, which is fully compliant with federal
financial management shared services and security standards.
    To learn more about CGI's ARRA Reporting Gateway, as well as other
ARRA-focused offerings for all levels of government, visit
www.cgi.com/recovery.

    About CGI

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


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