MONTREAL—CGI Group is launching a Canadian defence, public safety and intelligence unit based in Ottawa with an eye towards serving the Canadian Armed Forces around the globe.
Recently retired Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie will lead the new Defence, Public Safety and Intelligence unit. Leslie joins CGI after 30 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he was noted as an expert in risk management and strategic planning and for leading global missions, including NATO combat operations.
With more than 7,500 specialists around the world, CGI will offer advanced analytics, biometrics and cybersecurity, operational logistics, systems engineering and training.
Last year, the company purchased Stanley Inc. for US$1 billion, giving it an entry into the defence and intelligence side of the U.S. government with about 75 per cent of its work being of a sensitive nature including processing and doing security checks for visa applicants on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
headquartered in Montreal, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world, employing approximately 31,000 professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific and annualized 2011 revenue of approximately $4.2 billion.