An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC
Oct16

An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

As part of its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has outlined a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. One group of ships within this strategy is the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). This program consists of building up to 15 ships to replace Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and three Iroquois-class destroyers....

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EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief
Oct10

EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief

In this episode, the CAF bids farewell to the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, also, some insights from John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer and changes to the civilian leadership of the Department of National Defence.   Show Notes: General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and the CAF community bid farewell to His Excellency the Right...

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EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada
Oct04

EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada

In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about Vanguard’s Game Changer series focusing on our latest Game Changer Jim Quick from AIAC and U.S. policy directs the American military not to defend Canada if it is targeted in a ballistic missile...

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The PM appoints Jody Thomas as Deputy Minister of DND
Sep29

The PM appoints Jody Thomas as Deputy Minister of DND

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on September 22nd four changes in the senior ranks within the Public Service. Jody Thomas, who was the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada during the period 2015 to 2017; and was in March of this year appointed Senior Associate Deputy Minister, National Defence, will be become Deputy Minister of...

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Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
Sep22

Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

Meet John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer. John is the President of Mannarino Systems & Software Inc. About 18 years ago, he started out in the defence industry as a control system engineer at a gas turbine engine OEM in Montreal. His first seven years were spent in engineering including design, analysis, modeling, testing & certification.  “This was great...

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