CGI awarded US$67 million EPA Central Data Exchange support contract



    
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    FAIRFAX, VA, April 8 /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 been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) to provide support for the Central Data Exchange (CDX), the point of
entry for the transmission of environmental data to EPA on the national
Environmental Information Exchange Network. The 3-year contract is valued at
approximately US$67 million.
    EPA's CDX enables the streamlined, electronic submission of environmental
data over the internet between EPA and its external stakeholders, including
the states and regulated industries. It also provides the capability for
submitters to access their data through the use of Web services. CGI will be
supporting EPA's CDX through built-in quality checks, standard file formats,
and a common approach to exchanging data to help all parties make sound
decisions to protect the environment.
    "As a long time partner of EPA, CGI is pleased to support this critical
program, a key part of the Obama administration's environmental regulatory
mission," said CGI Federal president George Schindler. "We look forward to
leveraging our 30 years of EPA experience to help deliver this critical
environmental data in the transparent manner that the government and public
expect."

    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 the United States, Canada, 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Peter Cutler, Director, Communications, (703) 227-6933,
peter.cutler@cgifederal.com


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