Move creates additional channel for CGI services to government customers
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FAIRFAX, VA, April 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that the General Service Administration's (GSA) shared service offering of CGI Federal Inc.'s (CGI) (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) Momentum financial, budget, asset and procurement platform has completed transition to USDA stewardship. USDA is committed to offer Momentum as a Federal Shared Service, available across federal agencies as part of an ongoing U.S. initiative to improve return on investment, eliminate waste and improve the effectiveness of government IT solutions.
"We are excited that a designated Shared Service Provider will carry CGI's Momentum offering," said Timothy Hurlebaus, President, CGI Federal. "By partnering with the USDA, we are able to provide federal customers with a trusted, proven and comprehensive solution that drives government efficiency and creates value for taxpayers."
Federal Shared Services are part of an ongoing effort by the Office of Management and Budget and Department of Treasury to increase sharing of IT solutions and processes. Through the use of shared services, agencies achieve a higher degree of standardization, cost savings and the ability to more effectively focus on core missions and services. As a new addition to the USDA's shared services portfolio, CGI's Momentum offers a highly secure software platform built specifically for the unique requirements of the federal government that is already in use by more than 100 customers across all branches of government.
"Already a well-respected provider of human resources, payroll, and financial management services, the USDA today strengthens its commitment to Federal Shared Service clients through access to a CGI solution that features maximum flexibility in the most dynamic agency environments," said Stephanie Mango, CGI Federal Vice President and ERP Practice leader. "For CGI, this opportunity complements our current Shared Services Practice, which includes similar offerings for agencies looking to leverage our market-leading solutions, customer service and commitment to effective government operations."
About CGI Federal Inc.
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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