CGI Group provides IT support to Quebec’s justice department

CGI Group Inc. will provide information technology support to Quebec’s provincial department of justice under a three-year, $16.5 million contract.

Under terms of the agreement, CGI will be responsible for the operation, development, upgrading, backup, recovery and management support of the technological infrastructures and systems of the Direction des Registres et de la Certification (DRC).

Over the life of the contract, CGI will work with the DRC on a number of development and optimization projects, company officials said.

The Canadian contractor will upgrade and operate the public-key infrastructure used by many government departments and agencies to assure the security of their electronic transactions. The infrastructure offers government departments, agencies and users of online services secure transactions through an electronic signature and the encryption of documents, the officials said.

CGI also will be responsible for technical support to the DRC’s IT infrastructures and their backup and recovery at specialized facilities. In addition, the department will avail itself of CGI’s management consulting expertise.

CGI, of Montreal, which has regional offices in Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 73 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.