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U.S. government awards CGI a US$530M contract to enhance cybersecurity

Montreal-based CGI Group says its U.S. subsidiary will create a centralized view of security risks at a group of agencies of the U.S. government.

July 31, 2018  The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The U.S. arm of CGI Group Inc. has been awarded a six-year cybersecurity contract from the U.S. government, worth a total of US$530 million.

The contract builds on work that CGI Federal Inc. has already done to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies participating in a multi-year program overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The latest contract was awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Montreal-based CGI Group says its U.S. subsidiary, based in Fairfax, Va., will create a centralized view of security risks at a group of agencies of the U.S. government.

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The contract is part of Homeland Security’s continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, which provides tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis and to identify which high-risk risks should be addressed first.