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Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT
Oct08

Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT

Years ago, serving in the roles of a Marine Systems Engineering and Naval Architect with the Royal Canadian Navy, Darcy Byrtus was “fortunate” to work in the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project, the New Shipborne Aircraft Project, as well as, Ship Systems Manager in the Canadian Patrol Frigate project for the construction of the first 10 of the CPFs. After...

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Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma
Oct07

Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma

Fifty years ago, Ben Whitney’s father and grandfather started a small tool and die company named Armo-Tool with a focus on the automotive industry. The company grew at a steady pace and its building had to be expanded every five years. Growing up in such surroundings, Ben had the ambition to one day work in his family business. He...

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Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace
Oct04

Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace

James Kempston started his career in business development with an IT distribution business before moving into engineering within the military and defence sector. “I took on a Research and Development/Business Development role working for an international company managing their Canadian and North American market,” said Kempston. “The experience I have acquired from my commercial and technology background has provided...

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Comparing the U.S. and Canadian military Arctic strategies
Oct02

Comparing the U.S. and Canadian military Arctic strategies

Rhetoric is not policy until it is reflected in government documents and actions. Comparing the United States and Canadian Arctic military strategies reveals that there is much more in common than different, disproving the rhetoric that paints Canada and the United States as adversaries. Despite dissentious comments by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Spencer threatening freedom of navigation operations...

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Spies Among Us: Are We Blind To Insider Threats?
Sep27

Spies Among Us: Are We Blind To Insider Threats?

Playing out almost daily, the world’s most impactful nations masterfully engage in various tactics, like sanctions, tariffs, and detainments, for the advancement of greater strategic goals. Like chess moves, they can be predictable and emerge from a well-worn political playbook and at other times they come out of the left-field, often leaving the opposing nation stuck between their agenda...

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Supply Chains and ESGs
Sep26

Supply Chains and ESGs

There is a world I have been discovering as of late – a world that is much wider than the Canadian “Industrial Technological Benefits” world, but one that has absolutely incredibly interesting crossovers, particularly for the publicly traded, international defence contractors that often work in Canada. This “world” that I’m referring to is called “ESG,” which stands for environmental,...

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