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CGI Group awarded US Army contract to support training

Company will deliver services across 12 areas including training operations management


September 18, 2012
by CANADIAN PRESS

FAIRFAX, VA—CGI Group’s American subsidiary has been awarded a US$143-million analytical and technical services contract by the US Army to help prepare soldiers at its schools and training centres across the country. The Montreal-based IT company said CGI Federal will support the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and help the Army train soldiers for complex operating environments.

CGI will deliver a range of services across 12 broad areas, including training operations management. The one-year contract has options that can be extended up to three years. Barb Fast, CGI’s vice-president for army and defence intelligence programs, said the contract expands its partnership with the training and doctrine command.

“(It) requires sophisticated capabilities in technology and training-rooted in deep mission understanding-in order to prepare soldiers for the complex operational environments they face today and tomorrow,” said Fast, a retired US Army major general.

CGI Federal Inc is a subsidiary of CGI that focuses on the US defence, civilian and intelligence operations.