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Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast
Mar25

Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

Thanks to the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is leading the redevelopment of Canada’s shipbuilding industry from the West Coast. The NSS is a long-term program that was launched by the Government of Canada to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), support job creation and revitalize the shipbuilding industry. Divided...

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Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry
Mar11

Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry

There is a rarely discussed aspect to the high-profile data breaches of Target and Home Depot. In both cases the installation of malware was achieved through small companies who were working with the retail giants, and in both of these cases, the smaller companies were forced out of business as a result. What these incidents highlight is the growing...

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How blockchain can strengthen the military supply chain
Feb11

How blockchain can strengthen the military supply chain

It’s the stuff of nightmares: a counterfeit part makes its way into the military supply chain and is installed on a weapons system. This is discovered only after installation, upon failure of the weapons tests–or worse, in the field after a full weapons failure. How can such a scenario be prevented? Blockchain technology may be part of the solution....

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DCO and Me: A Commander’s Aide-de-Memoire
Jan22

DCO and Me: A Commander’s Aide-de-Memoire

Cyber defensive and offensive operations are now a recognized component of the defence and warfighting landscape, with some countries choosing to elevate cyber to be an operational environment on par with Land, Sea, and Air. As investment into this new domain continues, organization will focus efforts on advanced technical capabilities and training an expert work force, as they are...

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The future of defence innovation: Five emerging technologies to keep an eye on
Dec03

The future of defence innovation: Five emerging technologies to keep an eye on

Defence and innovation have always gone hand-in-hand. Whether the innovation originated in defence or was simply perfected by it, the examples are countless: from the Internet, to radar, to good ol’ duct tape. Working for OMX, a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the socio-economic impacts of organizations, I know how crucial government support and investment can...

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