US Government awards $100 million identity management contract to CGI

30 January 2017 Consultancy.uk

CGI has picked up a two year, $102 million contract with the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, for credential management services. The deal, which was secured on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, will see the firm bolster the gates of 26 US Government agencies with up-to-date identity management solutions.

General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent US Government agency, focused on providing support and management for the basic functioning of federal agencies. One of the businesses lines operated by the GSA is the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The FAS is dedicated to procuring goods and services for government.

The deal sees the FAS award CGI a task order on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The information technology and business process services provider is tasked with creating identity management services for 26 federal agencies.

CGI picks up identity management contract for US Goverment

The deal will see CGI deliver a range of tools, sensors and services to implement elements of credential management – focused on improving wider security at gate for US Government agencies. In addition, the deal will see the firm support federal agencies to comply with the White House's Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP), which creates more stringent authentication procedures for the network accounts of unprivileged users.

The deal is valued at $102 million over a period of two years.

Stephanie Mango, Senior Vice-President at CGI, says, “We are committed to federal clients as they work to comply with evolving standards while confronting an array of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats. We are proud to provide this vital support to the Department of Homeland Security and provide our identity management solutions for all federal agencies involved in the task order.”

The contract is the second large contract picked up by the firm in recent months, following the $824 million administrative services contract awarded by the US Department of Agriculture late 2016. CGI also won a large engagement with the US Government Accountability Office in September last year.

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