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CGI Federal successfully demonstrates Microsoft Azure Orbital Cloud Access and Nokia Private 5G communications to support U.S. Marine Corps logistics
[May 31, 2023]

CGI Federal successfully demonstrates Microsoft Azure Orbital Cloud Access and Nokia Private 5G communications to support U.S. Marine Corps logistics

FAIRFAX, Va., May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CGI Federal, the wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) announced today that it successfully completed pilot testing of Microsoft Azure Orbital Cloud Access and Nokia Private 5G communications within the Marine Corps Platform Integration Center (MCPIC) systems at Blount Island Command (BIC). CGI Federal is the first Microsoft global partner to deploy and demonstrate Azure Orbital Cloud Access, which enables low-latency access to the cloud from anywhere on the planet.

"CGI Federal continues to bring unparalleled mission-focused innovation to the MCPIC program," stated Colonel John S. Sattely, Commanding Officer, BIC. "MCPIC has a considerable impact on our operational baseline, and these resilient communications capabilities offer significant potential improvements in logistics mission performance for Commanders in theater, and prove that MCPIC is already fit for the Department of Defense's next generation of networks." 

"Secure, consistent and ubiquitous connectivity is critical for successful mission operations," said Wes Anderson, Vice President for Defense, Microsoft Federal. "Through our collaboration with CGI Federal, we are bringing advanced connectivity with Microsoft Azure Orbital Cloud Access to ensure the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) can effectively operate anywhere their mission takes them."

CGI Federal developed, deployed, and continues to maintain the MCPIC 2.0 systems, ensuring that the necessary equipment is in the right place, at the right time, and in the right condition. The CGI Federal team manages the complex coordination between USMC entities, bi-lateral partners, active duty, civilian, and contracted workforces—all of which are required to remain synchronized and responsive to the dynamic needs of the Corps' evolving mission.

CGI Federal's successful pilot of Azure Orbital Cloud Access satellite backhaul alongside Nokia Private 5G, represents the potential for enhanced mission effectiveness and real-time visibility in global operating environments, while effectively using the USMC's enterprise migration to Azure.

"Secure mission-ready communications is critical for success for the U.S. Federal Government," said Randy Coltrin, Vice President for strategic partnerships and development for Federal, Nokia of America Corporation. "Our partnership with CGI Federal and the technology solutions we provide ensure the customer is set up for mission success."

"It is an honor to deliver innovation at the speed of mission for the USMC and, more broadly, to show that the Department of Defense has options when it comes to 5G and smart warehousing," added Horace Blackman, CGI Federal Senior Vice-President, Defense, Intelligence and Space. "With billions of dollars in government property tracked across the Department, CGI Federal's success in bringing best-of-breed capabilities for effective supply chain and logistics systems is a mission imperative. Strategic partners such as Microsoft and Nokia are key to our effort in delivering on these mission-oriented solutions."

This MCPIC emerging technology pilot builds upon GI's existing, proven portfolio of leading industry technologies such as passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) hardware and tags, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor integrations, autonomous vehicles, hardened battery systems, communications equipment, and software development products. Testing was done under the auspices of Blount Island S6 using Blount Island facilities.

About CGI Federal
CGI Federal Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., is dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 90,250 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 works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2022 reported revenue of C$12.87 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at

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