Executives make recommendations for next administration at CGI-GMU Initiative for Collaborative Government seminar



    Meeting of Senior Government Executives Addresses Issue of
    Managing Effective Collaboration with Multiple Service Providers

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    FAIRFAX, VA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - In a recent meeting sponsored by the
CGI-GMU Initiative for Collaborative Government, a joint public policy
initiative by CGI (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB) and George Mason University (GMU),
senior executives from across the federal government and industry leaders
recommended steps that the next administration can take to improve government
operations by effectively managing collaboration with multiple service
providers.
    To kick-off the meeting, featured guest speaker Linda Cohen,
Vice-President, Gartner Research and author of the book "Multisourcing: Moving
Beyond Outsourcing to Achieve Growth and Agility", gave a presentation on
approaches for governing and managing multiple service providers. Following
Ms. Cohen, Patrick Pizzella, Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S.
Department of Labor and Luis Luna, Assistant Administrator for the Office of
Administration and Resources Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
led a panel discussion on navigating the practical challenges of working with
multiple service providers in the federal government context.
    Government executives at the CGI-GMU seminar discussed key success
factors for managing multiple service providers, and recommended that if there
was one action that agencies should take prior to the new Administration
coming in, it would be to document their service provider strategy so that
they are prepared both to describe their sourcing game plan, and to explain
the reasons for their decisions on how they operate. Executives in attendance
also expressed concern that laws and policies have institutionalized the
separation of management functions such as financial management, acquisition,
human capital and information technology, making it difficult to manage across
functions to achieve cohesive results.
    "If there is one thing I would recommend to the next Administration, it
is to figure out how to pull these functions back together again to achieve
improved results and accountability," said Luna. Pizzella also noted that
agencies have benefited from the clarity of purpose established by the Bush
Administration's President's Management Agenda, and encouraged a new
Administration to establish its own specific management agenda that aligns
with its priorities, to provide a rallying point for management collaboration.

    About the CGI-GMU Initiative for Collaborative Government

    Created in January of 2008 by CGI Federal and George Mason University,
the mission of the CGI-GMU Initiative for Collaborative Government is to
analyze models of collaboration between government and the private and
non-profit sectors, and how the government can best leverage these models to
maximize mission results. For more information about the Initiative for
Collaborative Government, please visit the Initiative at
www.collaborativegov.org.

    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.
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For further information:

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


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