CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military
Jun20

CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military

As the principal defence event in Canada, CANSEC 2018 started with a buzz revolving around the announcement made on the first day by Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan. During his keynote address, Minister Sajjan announced a new Defence Investment Plan, which is an add-on to the new Defence Policy that was announced last year, Strong, Secure, Engaged. This...

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Minister Sajjan announces Defence Investment Plan 2018
May30

Minister Sajjan announces Defence Investment Plan 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced earlier today at CANSEC 2018, Canada’s first and new Defence Investment Plan. The Defence Investment Plan 2018 provides an overview of how the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be funded in the coming years to ensure it is well equipped to execute missions appointed by the Government. The Plan also outlines the policy for...

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Federal Budget allocates significant funds towards cybersecurity
Mar02

Federal Budget allocates significant funds towards cybersecurity

By Imran Ahmad On February 27, 2018, the Minister of Finance tabled Budget 2018 – Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class (the Budget) before Parliament. The Budget includes investments in several key areas of the Canadian economy, including in the area of cybersecurity. In his remarks, the Minister of Finance stated that “[t]o safeguard Canadians’ privacy, and protect both our digital...

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EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones
Feb21

EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones

In this episode, the Secretary-General of NATO urges NATO nations in Europe and Canada to increase defence budget, MDA signs a contract to provide unmanned aircraft systems to the Royal Canadian Navy, and DND is looking for help to track drones. Show Notes: The NATO Secretary-General recently urged Canada and European allies to keep ramping up defence spending. Only...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019
Nov13

RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

The competition for Canada’s future fighter jets may start in less than two years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). “The plan right now is to have a request for proposal out to industry by 2019,” the commander said during an exclusive interview with Defence News. “A 2019 RFP would get...

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Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC
Oct27

Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

As a former Naval Reserve, Allan Weldon joined National Defence in 1990. Since that time, he has served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance Branch, as well as spending time within both the Canadian Army and the Information Management Branch. In 2011, because of the Chief Financial Officer realignment initiative, he became Director Costing...

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