CGI Federal to continue strengthening cybersecurity at Nuclear Regulatory Commission with new award

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CGI Federal Inc., the wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), has been awarded a new agreement to prepare the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for emerging cyber threats under its Global Infrastructure and Development Acquisition (GLINDA) Blanket Purchase Agreement. This new agreement enables CGI Federal to implement new processes and technologies to help the NRC evolve their security posture, protecting the Commission from current and future threats.

“The NRC has made significant investments to evolve its cybersecurity processes and tools,” stated Stefan Becker, Senior Vice-President and Regulatory Agencies Programs Business Unit lead at CGI Federal. “We are pleased to have been part of their journey, which brings CGI’s decades of experience in securing organizations through innovative and advanced cybersecurity services to enhance cyber threat intelligence throughout the NRC. Through this work, CGI will bring a modernized IT environment that advances security monitoring and analysis and mitigates risks across the enterprise.”

The NRC plays a vital role in the common defense and security of civilian nuclear information. In performing this new work, CGI Federal will employ a Digital Forensics Lab to maintain NRC operations, confidentiality and integrity, enabling NRC to quickly address insider threat and advanced persistent threats. Further, CGI also will support NRC’s continued adoption of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA), in compliance with federal mandates.

“CGI’s strong history with the NRC Security Operations Center (SOC) program dates back to 2017, when CGI began its support of the SOC Analytics and Incident Response capabilities,” said Vishal Ranjan, Vice-President and NRC Account Executive for CGI Federal. “Our highly qualified and certified cybersecurity professionals bring decades of experience and innovation that will continuously improve NRC’s security posture, with a strong focus on process evolution utilizing the latest cybersecurity analytics and tools.”

The agreement has a total value of $17.4M over a 16-month Base Period and three 12-month Option Periods, and will enable CGI Federal to continue working in collaboration with the NRC and other contractors within the NRC ecosystem.