Secure Spectrum Management solution provides decision support tools to enable effective and efficient use of the Electromagnetic Environment

London, United Kingdom,, 02 June 2016

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), has been awarded a two year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to extend and expand the current Spectrum Management capability.  Project SPECTRUM will help to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the MOD’s use of spectrum, which is key to Defence operations, especially as it becomes increasingly congested and contested.

CGI will build upon its existing Spectrum Portal capability that has been in service for the last five years and integrate commercial off the shelf Spectrum Management applications from LS telcom. These applications are in use in over 100 countries around the world, including the UK Spectrum Regulator, Ofcom. 

CGI will provide system integration expertise and support to the application and its secure IT infrastructure.  This capability will provide the MOD with a step change in integrated spectrum management capability, allowing Spectrum Managers to allocate and assign spectrum more effectively.  This enhanced management information capability will support decision-making processes as the MOD comes under greater pressure from Government to release and share electromagnetic spectrum holdings.

MOD’s Tess Mulhall, Head of Spectrum, said: “The award of this spectrum management contract extends our close working relationship with CGI.  This will expand our vital service which provides Defence with greater understanding of our spectrum usage, allowing us to better support the UK Government’s Spectrum Strategy and Defence operational capability”.

CGI’s Steve Smart, Senior Vice President, Space, Defence, National and Cyber Security, in the UK commented: “This is an important project to CGI, building upon our 14 year relationship with the Defence Spectrum Team. Our deep domain knowledge and technical expertise will help the UK MOD enhance its Spectrum Management capabilities. We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the MOD and delivering first class integration services and support”.

CGI has worked with the MOD for 40 years 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.

About CGI

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 and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com

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