October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), the public sector division of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is pleased to announce CGI Group Inc. as its newest participant.  CGI is a global information technology and business process services firm with more than 38 years of experience partnering with federal, state and local governments to improve citizen service and increase efficiency through successful transformation programs.                     

“As an industry thought leader with deep-seated experience in how government acquisition works and how it can be improved, ITAPS is pleased to welcome CGI as our latest participant,” said Trey Hodgkins, ITAPS senior vice president for the public sector.  “Their perspective will give ITAPS an even stronger knowledge-base to advocate for real-world solutions to improve the way government goes about contracting for the most innovative goods and services for their constituents.” 

“Government IT projects will only grow more complex in the years ahead,” said Toni Townes-Whitley, CGI Senior Vice President and ITAPS Executive Council Member. “CGI has experienced firsthand what it takes to succeed in this challenging environment and can bring those insights to the table to help our industry achieve clarity of vision as well as fortify governance and accountability.”

With today’s announcement, the alliance of enterprises in ITAPS grows to 23 participants.  In April 2014, ITAPS announced its inaugural 14 participating companies.

ITI formed ITAPS in November 2013 to develop an alliance of leading technology companies building and integrating the latest innovative technologies for the public sector market. With a focus on the federal, state, and local levels of government—as well as on educational institutions—ITAPS advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with our industry participants.

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About CGI. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

About ITAPS. ITAPS, a division of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is an alliance of leading technology companies building and integrating the latest innovative technologies for the public sector market. With a focus on the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as on educational institutions, ITAPS advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with our industry participants. Visit itaps.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @ITAlliancePS.

About ITI. The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies.  ITI navigates the relationships between policymakers, companies, and non-governmental organizations, providing creative solutions that advance the development and use of technology around the world. Visit www.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news and other alerts: @ITI_TechTweets

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