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FAIRFAX, VA, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has partnered
with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and
Development (ORD) to develop a comprehensive Drinking Water Treatability
Database (TDB). The database will be a publicly accessible website containing
referenced data on the control of over 250 drinking water contaminants, by
more than 30 water treatment processes. The information will be gathered by
environmental consultants from a variety of peer publications, research
reports, conferences, and other literature sources. The EPA envisions the TDB
as a compendium of water treatment research assembled in a single location
which can be easily accessed by the water treatment community.
CGI worked with ORD to design the TDB and developed both the public
application as well as a web-based data entry tool where ORD and environmental
consultants can compile research data.
"The TDB will be a useful tool for making drinking water treatment data
available to the water utilities, design engineers, first responders,
researchers and regulators. It will provide the effectiveness of various
treatment processes for removing contaminants from drinking water, and the
conditions of their effectiveness. Where data are limited, it will identify
research needs," said Dick Miltner, an EPA environmental engineer with ORD's
Water Supply and Water Resources Division in Cincinnati, Ohio, who manages the
"The EPA has been a customer of CGI for over 30 years, and we are excited
to be their partner in the development of this valuable application," said
Kenyon Wells, Vice-President, CGI Federal. "We are pleased that the EPA has
the confidence in our company to develop critical scientific applications like
the TDB and look forward to working with the EPA laboratories in the future to
create useful tools for the scientific community."
The Water Treatability Database is available at www.epa.gov/tdb.
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.
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