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General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19
Mar23

General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19

General Jon Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) issued a letter on Friday to members of the CAF community to address COVID-19. In the letter, he expresses his thanks to the CAF for their response during this unprecedented time. From their initial participation in quarantining the returning passengers from the hard-hit areas...

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Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission
Nov15

Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission

On July 12, 2019, the Department of National Defence (DND) presented a call to help develop a viable and cost-effective way to track and de-orbit space debris[1]. With the rapid growth in the space industry projected over the next decade, the call comes at a critical point where accumulated space debris has raised the risk of collision for existing...

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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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Bookcase: Radical Candor
Jul26

Bookcase: Radical Candor

Radical candour sounds rather outré as a prescription for government executives. Careful caution is often the norm. But consultant Kim Scott believes candor is critical for relationships and internal organizational communications. And if that doesn’t convince you, her new book, Radical Candor, still has some terrific ideas to improve your weekly schedule of meetings and make them effective. She...

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Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre
Mar27

Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre

On March 28, Indigenous entrepreneurs of six start-ups and small businesses from New Brunswick will faceoff in a business pitch competition at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre. The program is organized by the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), to promote economic and workforce development for Indigenous people in the eastern province. This competition comes at the end of a...

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Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance
Mar20

Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance

Strong, Secure, Engaged, the new Canadian defence policy, clearly specifies that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are required to “achieve excellence” across a wide spectrum of military duties, from protecting Canada and North America, to engaging in peacekeeping, peacemaking, counter-terrorism, cyber, and humanitarian assistance operations, in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. To achieve this mission, the CAF rely...

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