FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (GIB) (TSX:GIB.A), was awarded a position on a new Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide cybersecurity continuous diagnostic and mitigation tools, as well as Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The multiple-award contract vehicle has a total ceiling value of $6 billion over a five-year period.
More than 20 U.S. Federal Government agencies will take advantage of the IT network security services available under this contract vehicle. Helping DHS secure government's shared networks, CGI will provide IT services and tools to implement DHS's Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program. The CDM program is designed to defend public sector IT networks from cyber threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors, diagnosis, mitigation tools and CMaaS to strengthen the security posture of government networks. U.S. state and local governments can also take advantage of the sophisticated services available under this contract.
Using CGI's customizable information assurance approach, clients will have the flexibility to leverage their current IT security investments, take advantage of tools and services in CGI's Cloud environment, with a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP(SM)) Joint Authorization Board (JAB) provisional authority to operate (P-ATO), or use a combination of their own security tools and systems and CGI services. CGI also can provide clients with Configuration Management Database for enhanced hardware and software management; malware detection and prevention; threat detection and risk mitigation and automated vulnerability mitigation and remediation.
"In today's world of shared government networks, Continuous Monitoring as a Service represents an important and timely piece of the security puzzle for federal government agency clients," said Donna Ryan, president of CGI Federal. "In a time when cyber attacks are a true social and economic threat, government agencies need to be assured that their security posture is not just continuously monitored but adapting to ever-changing risks."
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 69,000 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 annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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