FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc. (GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to redesign and launch Medicare.gov, the official U.S. Government website for the Medicare program. The new online presence - accessible on any desktop or mobile device at www.medicare.gov - has resulted in a faster, easier experience for the program''s 47 million Medicare beneficiaries and their families. CGI delivered the work under a five-year task order contract supporting CMS Websites that was awarded in 2010. The task order was performed under the Enterprise System Development (ESD) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) vehicle.
"The re-launch of Medicare.gov is the first in a series of planned upgrades to CMS'' public-facing websites that will improve user experience and ensure important information is accessible through mobile devices," said Jon Booth, Director, Web & New Media Group, CMS. "This work aligns CMS with global trends toward mobility and ensuring our customers can find what they are looking for no matter where they are or what device they choose to use."
With more than 27 million unique visitors over the past year, Medicare.gov is one of the largest government websites to incorporate device-aware, responsive design, which is one of the tenets of the U.S. government''s Digital Government Strategy. The site re-design, which was informed by extensive user feedback, ensures beneficiaries can access critical information such as coverage and cost details at any time and using any platform, including smart phones and tablets. The re-design responds to the user by presenting the highest-demand content tailored for the specific screen type.
"Mobility is the new norm," said Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice-President for Health and Compliance programs at CGI. "The way people use technology today has changed the way government delivers citizen services. With the re-design of Medicare.gov, CMS has set a new standard for introducing next-generation, innovative design into one of government''s most significant programs."
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 sixth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 professionals located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as more than 100 proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion of the Logica acquisition, CGI''s annualized revenue is approximately C$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$17.7 billion, CGI''s shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.