CGI Awarded US$25 Million Financial Management Services and Hosting Contract by Federal Communications Commission



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., (CGI) a
wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE:   GIB; TSX:
GIB.A) today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
selected CGI as the prime contractor to provide its Momentum(R) financial
management software and Financial Management Line of Business (FMLOB) hosting
solution as a part of the agency's Core Financial System Replacement (CFSR)
initiative. The total value to CGI for the 10-year award is approximately
US$25 million.
    The FCC is moving from CGI's legacy financial management software,
Federal Financial System, to Momentum. The FCC's financial system application
will be hosted at CGI's Phoenix, AZ data center. FCC joins the General
Services Administration, US Courts, Environmental Protection Agency, National
Transportation Board, Broadcast Board of Governors and the Corporation for
National and Community Service as clients whose financial systems applications
are hosted by CGI.
    Under the award, CGI will implement the Momentum Financials software
suite for FCC, including Momentum Performance Budgeting and Momentum Data
Warehouse. CGI will perform all integration and implementation activities,
hosting, application management and ongoing operations and maintenance.
    In addition to providing full financial management services, CGI's
solution will deliver the added benefit of managing the Agency's annual
regulatory and application processing fees. CGI's end-to-end fee calculation,
billing, collecting, and reporting functions will help the FCC meet its
federal financial and regulatory compliance needs while enhancing customer
service through consolidated licensee management.
    "We are proud to continue our relationship with the FCC, who has been a
client of CGI for over 10 years, and help them modernize their financial
system via CGI's hosted Momentum solution," said George Schindler, President
of CGI Federal. "CGI is the market leader in the US Federal Government
delivering a hosted financial solution that best enables agencies to improve
mission support, comply with federal accounting and system standards, and
modernize on a large-scale with the greatest efficiency and lowest risk."

    About Momentum

    The CGI Federal Momentum financial management software uses state-of-the
art open Web technology standards to simplify system deployment and enable
interoperability with external systems. This Web based version allows federal
agencies to easily implement Momentum across their enterprise. The solution is
offered as a government-certified commercial off-the-shelf product for federal
agencies as well as part of a turnkey IT and business process service for
federal agencies seeking new solutions under the Federal Financial Management
Line of Business initiative. Over 100 U.S. federal government organizations
currently use Momentum.

    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.

    Forward-Looking Statements

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relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of
1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning
of sections 138.3 and following of the Ontario Securities Act. These
statements and this information represent CGI's intentions, plans,
expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, of which many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking
statements or forward-looking information. These factors include and are not
restricted to the timing and size of new contracts, acquisitions and other
corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members;
market competition in the rapidly-evolving IT industry; general economic and
business conditions, foreign exchange and other risks identified in the MD&A,
in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), the Company's Annual
Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The
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only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating
to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking
information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required
by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You will
find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to
significantly differ from our current expectations in the Risks and
Uncertainties section.




For further information:

For further information: Peter Cutler, Director, Communications, (703)
633-8973, peter.cutler@cgifederal.com


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