Secure accounting and distribution application provides vital information assurance for operational communication systems
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded a two year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide ongoing support and post design services for the CODES Communications Security (COMSEC) asset management system. CODES helps support the MOD’s sovereign security infrastructure which underpins the secure communication systems used by the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy across the globe. It is a distributed application that gives the MOD full lifecycle control over COMSEC equipment, publications and encryption keys to help protect sensitive information from evolving global cyber security threats. It automates central asset accounting and movements to the central MOD management functions and also to the deployed end-user crypto custodians.
CGI will provide software application support for CODES and hardware support for the IT infrastructure, building on our extensive experience developing high integrity secure systems. The applications, which were developed by CGI, automate many operational functions to improve tempo, accounting accuracy and control for both physical and electronic COMSEC assets and are a critical component of a long-term programme to sustain and modernise the MOD’s crypto capability.
CGI’s Steve Smart, Senior Vice President, Space, Defence, National and Cyber Security, in the UK commented: “Our ongoing relationship will enable the MOD to sustain its crypto distribution capability, supported by CGI’s deep technical expertise and domain knowledge. It can be enhanced to support the MOD’s developing crypto capability and will strengthen our secure application development, support and hosting expertise and offerings. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the MOD and delivering first class support.”
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 a wider capability in cyber and crypto management which includes using accredited technology for the encryption and decryption of data and services within the European Satellite Navigation programme – Galileo.
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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