CGI awarded $27 Million Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE:   GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today
announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has chosen CGI to implement CMS' Provider
Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) One-Stop-Shop release. The two
year effort, valued at approximately $27 million, will significantly enhance
PECOS and enable state governments to voluntarily adopt it as the Medicaid
enrollment system for all providers and suppliers. PECOS is already the
established system of record for Medicare providers and suppliers.
    One-Stop-Shop represents the first information technology initiative to
process Medicare and Medicaid business transactions at the national level
since Medicare's and Medicaid's inception in 1965. In conjunction with the
states, One-Stop-Shop will create a consolidated provider enrollment form to
establish a common basis for much of the data collected while at the same time
providing the flexibility, if necessary, to support state specific data that
can be seamlessly integrated into the system. "While time and money will be
saved as a result of increased operational efficiency, a major value to CMS,
the states, providers/suppliers and US taxpayers will be a reduction in
Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse," said Dave Collignon, Vice-President,
Public Sector Health, CGI.
    "CMS has been a customer of CGI since 1998 and we are pleased that they
are continuing to partner with us to help improve Medicare and Medicaid
program efficiency," said George Schindler, President, CGI Federal. "CGI
brings its healthcare program expertise at both the national and state level
to this important effort. CGI's business is satisfying clients and this
opportunity is an affirmation of the quality of work that CGI delivers to CMS.
We look forward to continuing to support CMS through One-Stop-Shop and our
other initiatives."

    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
26,000 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 $3.7 billion and at September
30th, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.0 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.

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as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or
on this forward-looking information.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Peter Cutler, Director, Communications,
peter.cutler@cgifederal.com, (703) 633-8973; Investors: Lorne Gorber
Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355,
lorne.gorber@cgi.com


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