CGI supports MOD with geospatial intelligence

25 May 2022 2 min. read

IT services consultancy CGI has announced it will be partnering with the MOD in a new 23-month contract. The firm will provide an intelligent customer team to the UK PICASSO programme, which is central to the UK’s geospatial intelligence capacity.  

With 77,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI has been delivering such services to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for over 40 years.

In recent years, this has seen the company support the MOD with intelligence innovation drives of all kinds. For example, in 2021, CGI provided IT support for the roll out of coronavirus vaccinations for service personnel – as well as developing a single, all-domain Intelligence Mission Management System that is fully integrated across the UK.

CGI supports MOD with geospatial intelligence

In the latest extension of the working relationship between the MOD and CGI, the global consultancy has been tasked with providing an Intelligent Customer Team (ICT) to support the UK PICASSO programme. The CGI team will provide systems engineering, architectural skills, IT service management, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) expertise to manage transition, obsolescence, business change, and service management within a complex, multi-domain IT environment.

Simon Read, Vice President for UK & Australia Secure Advisory Services at CGI, remarked, “We’re delighted that CGI has been selected by UK MOD to deliver the PICASSO ASG Intelligent Customer Team. Our expert team will help accelerate the digital transformation of Defence Intelligence and help deliver significant improvements to PICASSO ASG, including service transition, cloud migration and more efficient ways of working.”

PICASSO is the MOD programme working to deliver and sustain the UK’s Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) capability – a fundamental enabler for commanders and military forces to understand, plan, navigate and target. The UK MOD contract with CGI is for an initial 23-month term. During this time, CGI will also be supported by industry partners Apache ix, Atkins and i3works in delivering the PICASSO ASG Intelligent Customer Team services.