CGI awarded $267M CDM contract to improve cybersecurity for 75+ federal agencies

FAIRFAX, VA, April 29, 2020 – CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that it has been awarded a six-year, US$267 million task order to provide cybersecurity consulting services under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program for CDM’s Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) Group F Federal agencies. The contract was awarded via the U.S. General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 government-wide acquisition contract through an acquisition conducted by GSA FEDSIM.

CGI will provide DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with a shared services platform to deliver CDM cybersecurity capabilities to over 75 non-Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Act agencies. Additionally, CGI will provide a shared services catalog (SSC) of capabilities and services that meet CDM program goals. The SSC will grow and evolve with the threat and technology landscape and will allow CGI to develop innovative solutions that prioritize cloud native and hosted service solutions.

“CGI has played a strategic role and been a trusted partner to CISA, for the past four years, though our work on Credential Management and DEFEND Group C,” said CGI Senior Vice-President Stephanie Mango. “In partnership with CISA we have worked across many agencies to identify and address cybersecurity challenges. We look forward to continuing our support of this critical cross-agency initiative and leveraging our wealth of cybersecurity and shared services expertise to help DHS achieve its ultimate objectives.” 

CGI’s contributions to the CDM program began in 2016 with a contract award for identity management services through the Credential Management Task Order, providing design and implementation services to 26 Federal agencies. CGI provided agencies with tools, sensors and services to implement elements of credential management to strengthen policies and practices for all authorized users at participating agencies. In 2018, CGI was awarded the DEFEND Group C contract award – a six-year task order requiring new cybersecurity capabilities via standardized security stacks for a set of seven large agencies. Through the Group C contract, CGI provides those agencies improved visibility and insight into their cyber risks with a centralized view across the government infrastructure. The Group F contract leverages the company’s experience with the CDM Program. The shared services platform CGI delivers will provide non-CFO Act agencies access to the same cybersecurity tools as their larger, cabinet-level counterparts.

About CGI Federal
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com[1].

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This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other applicable United States safe harbors. All such forward-looking information and statements are made and disclosed in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. Forward-looking information and statements include all information and statements regarding CGI’s intentions, plans, expectations, beliefs, objectives, future performance, and strategy, as well as any other information or statements that relate to future events or circumstances and which do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts. Forward-looking information and statements often but not always use words such as “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “foresee”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “aim”, “seek”, “strive”, “potential”, “continue”, “target”, “may”, “might”, “could”, “should”, and similar expressions and variations thereof. These information and statements are based on our perception of historic trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other assumptions, both general and specific, that we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. Such information and statements are, however, by their very nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, of which many are beyond the control of CGI, and which give rise to the possibility that actual results could differ materially from our expectations expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not restricted to: risks related to the market such as the level of business activity of our clients, which is affected by economic conditions, and our ability to negotiate new contracts; risks related to our industry such as competition and our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, to develop and expand our services, to penetrate new markets, and to protect our intellectual property rights; risks related to our business such as risks associated with our growth strategy, including the integration of new operations, financial and operational risks inherent in worldwide operations, foreign exchange risks, income tax laws, our ability to negotiate favorable contractual terms, to deliver our services and to collect receivables, and the reputational and financial risks attendant to cybersecurity breaches and other incidents; as well as other risks identified or incorporated by reference in this press release, in CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A and in other documents that we make public, including our filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators (on SEDAR at www.sedar.com[2]) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (on EDGAR at www.sec.gov[3]). Unless otherwise stated, the forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. While we believe that our assumptions on which these forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are based were reasonable as at the date of this press release, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking information or statements. Furthermore, readers are reminded that forward-looking information and statements are presented for the sole purpose of assisting investors and others in understanding our objectives, strategic priorities and business outlook as well as our anticipated operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Further information on the risks that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from our current expectations may be found in the section titled “Risk Environment” of CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A, which is incorporated by reference in this cautionary statement. We also caution readers that the above-mentioned risks and the risks disclosed in CGI’s annual and quarterly MD&A and other documents and filings are not the only ones that could affect us. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial could also have a material adverse effect on our financial position, financial performance, cash flows, business or reputation.

SOURCE CGI Inc.

For more information:

Investors
Lorne Gorber
Executive Vice-President, Investor and Public Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com[4]
+1 514-841-3355

Media
Jennifer Horowitz
Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
jennifer.horowitz@cgi.com[5]
+1 202-807-9558

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