Working with CGI for NATO
iOra Software employed for NATO by CGI
The NATO Communications and Information Agency – or NCI Agency – acts as NATO’s principal Consultation, Command and Control (C3) deliverer and Communications and Information Systems (CIS) provider. It also provides IT support to NATO Headquarters, the NATO Command Structure and NATO Agencies.
NCI Agency delivers advanced Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology and communications capabilities in support of Alliance decision-makers and missions. It also provides communication and information systems (CIS) services in support of Alliance missions.
Exercise Noble Ledger
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.
The Exercise Noble Ledger 2014 (NOLR14) was a NRF 2015 Land Component Command (LCC) Exercise designed to integrate, to confirm formation’s interoperability and validate readiness and capabilities of the NRF 2015 nominated forces under NRF 2015 LCC by exercising NRF missions and tasks. A further aim is to enhance NRF CC HQ joint collaboration and to support NRF 2015 certification plan.
6,500 soldiers from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, USA and Norway participated in Exercise Noble Ledger in September 2014. Noble Ledger prepares troops for their responsibilities as NRF, which, as of the beginning of 2015, will be the first to react in case of emergency, such as a humanitarian crisis or armed conflict.
The Geo-Replicator Solution
iOra, in partnership with CGI, worked with the NCI Agency Team to implement the iOra Geo-Replicator replication and compression software solution to ensure continuity of operations in the field through autonomous replication between the servers at different locations. In actual field operations these servers may be thousands of miles apart and communication would be over wireless networks making transfer of data difficult and intermittent.
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“iOra continues to be an integral part of the Ministry of Defence, delivering essential software across the organisation. Their software delivers a one stop strategy, saving time, money and resources.”
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“The introduction of Geo-Replicator® has enabled us to work with much improved efficiency and has now been deployed across the fleet to transforming the way we operate.”