Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics
Jun08

Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

Its safe to say, artificial intelligence (AI) is not a trend. Beyond robot-dogs slipping on banana peels, the innovative capabilities AI will bring to business, government and the sciences will be transformative. Only imagined in science fiction, AI is poised to challenge and blur our concepts of computing and the ‘natural’ human. This will require governments and sectors to...

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Cyber ranges and benefits pairing for cyber skills development and cyber warfare
May14

Cyber ranges and benefits pairing for cyber skills development and cyber warfare

Although not new, cyber ranges have recently created a buzz with technology stakeholders and security practitioners on more than speculative benefits. In North America in particular, cyber ranges have garnered attention on their ability to solve what has become a global cyber capability issue rooted in a cyber skills shortage and a growing, long-term demand. Within this, cyber warfare...

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BMD – To Join or Not to Join?
Jan23

BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

By LGen (Ret’d) George Macdonald The increasingly-aggressive provocation by North Korea has resulted in a renewal of the discussion regarding Canadian participation in North American ballistic missile defence (BMD). This lightning-rod issue was essentially buried by the Martin Liberal government in February 2005 when a decision was taken not to seek participation in this US program. This choice was...

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Closing the SEAMS
Jan16

Closing the SEAMS

By Jeffrey D. Rodney On October 22, 2014, a lone gunman shot ceremonial guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. A few minutes later, the gunman opened fire inside the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. He was gunned down before killing anyone else. According to an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report released a few months...

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Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR
Jan11

Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR

Over the past few months, I have been collaborating with a few prominent figures from the military and industry in defining our theme and agenda for C4ISR and Beyond 2018. I’m excited to announce that we have a sterling lineup in place for this upcoming event that will delve into the theme of Beyond Sensors. Over the past few...

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EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies
Nov21

EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies

In this episode, the opening of the new Peace Support Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base in Kingston, a look at the recently concluded 32nd Commanders’ Conference of American Armies and a police website has been hacked in Saskatchewan by supporters of the Islamic State. Show Notes: Last week, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen,...

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