Digital transformation programme to improve the UK’s radioactive incident monitoring and response capabilities
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a new digital transformation contract to develop the Nuclear Emergency Radiological Information and Monitoring Network (NERIMNET), a project delivered by the Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills (BEIS) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Continuing the long-term successful involvement of CGI with the UK Government around nuclear resilience, the BEIS and MoD legacy systems will be replaced with a solution designed to better support the UK’s monitoring and incident response capabilities.
Response to radioactive incidents in the UK has traditionally been managed separately for defence-related incidents and civilian incidents, supported by separate legacy systems. Based on open source technology, CGI will replace the two existing systems with a single new cloud-based NERIMNET solution that will support both civilian and defence-related response to radioactive incidents.
CGI’s solution will deliver greater operational effectiveness and efficiency through a modern, user-centric designed application, offering a lower cost of ownership as well as flexibility and scalability. Taking an agile approach, the programme will enable users from both civilian and defence response teams to identify common processes, procedures and user-centric functionality to support their operations.
For NERIMNET, CGI has teamed up with small and medium enterprises Ultra Electronics Nuclear Control Systems, Envitia and APD.
Michael Herron – Vice President of Central Government, CGI in the UK, said: “NERIMNET is an exciting and important project that we’re extremely proud to play a key role in delivering. CGI’s continuous investment in digital skills and innovation, combined with our wealth of experience working with UK Government, will deliver significant benefits to NERIMNET as we create a new, modern application to revolutionise radiological protection in the UK.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fifth largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With approximately 72,500 professionals worldwide, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of high-end IT and business consulting services, systems integration and IT and business process outsourcing services. CGI's client proximity model, best-fit global delivery network, and intellectual property solutions help clients accelerate results and digitally transform their organizations. With annual revenue of C$10.8 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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About Ultra Electronics Nuclear Control Systems
Ultra Electronics Nuclear Control Systems (NCS) is an established leader in the design, manufacture, supplies, support, lifetime extension and decommissioning of I&C systems for the worldwide nuclear industry. NCS has supported the UK’s monitoring and incident response capabilities relating to civilian and military radioactive leakage for more than a decade. Website: www.ultra-ncs.com
Envitia is a geospatial technology and solutions specialist, serving government, defence and industry customers all around the world. Envitia’s mission is to help clients make better decisions, deriving improved insight and actionable intelligence from location-based data in mission- and time-critical domains. Envitia is also a member of CGI’s SME Accelerate programme. Website www.envitia.com
Advanced Product Delivery is a consultancy founded in experience. Working with small teams and large organisations to improve the way they deliver products, we have helped organisations transform themselves. APD is part of the Scrum.Org Partner Trainer Network, delivering the full range of courses. APD is a member of CGI SME Accelerate Programme. Website: http://www.advancedproductdelivery.com
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