News : Environment Agency Chooses CGI for 3-year Contract
London, UK, Jan 10, 2017 -- CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced it has won a new three year contract with England’s Environment Agency to design, deliver and run England’s new Future Flood Forecasting System (FFFS). FFFS will make use of the latest scalable cloud computing, enabling the Environment Agency to produce and share flood forecasts and products with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
The new system will provide a nationally consistent, single system that is highly resilient and easily configurable.
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"We are absolutely committed to increasing the timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of our flood forecasts in order to improve our response to flooding, and the Future Flood Forecasting System will play a key role. It will bring together regional systems into a single national system to make it quicker and easier to monitor forecasts and provide our experts with more time to analyse the data and communicate with our teams on the ground," said Craig Woolhouse, Deputy Director Flood Incident Management at the Environment Agency.
"This is a data-centric, mission-critical system and CGI is proud to have been selected to develop it. We are implementing the very best technologies, and developing using an agile methodology, to ensure that the system evolves regularly and absolutely reflects the needs of users," added Elwyn Jones, Vice President of UK Central Government and Justice at CGI. "We have married our own capabilities with extensive hydrology expertise from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the latest innovations from British SME, Mapcite. This solution will digitally transform the way floods are forecasted across the country"
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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