CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded a 2 year contract, by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a highly innovative service to design, build and operate the Cyber Situational Awareness Fusion Architecture (CySAFA). The cyber data as a service will enable large amounts of data to be analysed to derive focussed cyber situational awareness which will support enhanced decision making in cyber defence.
The service has been procured through the Crown Commercial Technology Services Framework and will be developed using the agile software development lifecycle adopting the Government Digital Services standard. Using open source, modular components and an agile development process within an agile procurement vehicle, the service will allow future analysis tools and data feeds to be integrated rapidly and efficiently. The enabling architecture will provide data ingest, storage, management and distribution of any cyber related data source.
CGI will use its deep cyber expertise and data scientists to support the complex data analysis required so that the MOD can continue to be operationally agile and be able to counter adversary actions. CySAFA’s innovative architecture, which is extensible by design, will future-proof the rapid integration of additional capabilities and services, to enrich the MOD’s cyber situational awareness and resilience.
CGI will be supported by Northrop Grumman to deliver CySAFA and also Vysiion, from CGI’s SME Accelerate programme. This team will deliver an innovative blend of people, processes and technology which will enable improved cyber resilience.
CGI’s Steve Smart, Senior Vice President, Space, Defence, National and Cyber Security, in the UK commented: “We are delighted to exploit our renowned capabilities in big data analytics and cyber security and look forward to delivering this highly agile contract. We will build upon our strong relationships with the MOD to establish a highly effective collaborative working environment which is flexible and can deliver at pace”.
CGI has a 40 year relationship with the MOD and has built a reputation for delivering secure end to end information solutions. CGI provides defence advice, software solutions, systems integration, secure hosting services and training across the MOD including business, logistics and management information to frontline operations. This contract forms part of our much wider capability in cyber security and big data solutions including our protective monitoring service delivered by our UK and global Security Operating Centres and our Advanced Threat Investigation service.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 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 C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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