Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards
Jul13

Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

If you are a CISO, DISO or security practitioner, you’ve likely been drawn into the beleaguered topic of security and risk-reduction standards. You probably also know that a sure fire way to single out the security wonks at your next meeting, conference or cocktail reception, is to simply muse aloud: “I wonder which standard is most effective in reducing...

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Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief
Jun18

Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief

In 2010, I was building components for large camouflage netting and shelter systems for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Dominican Republic. We also had an active partnership with a French company called Musthane, which made collapsible water bladders to contain clean water, primarily sold for global defence requirements. At 16:53 on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010, neighbouring Haiti...

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C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors
Jun12

C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors

As we dive deeper into the technological progression of the 21st century, sensors are becoming a necessary component in electronic devices. These sensors are accumulating an incredible amount of data, which if not used correctly can become quite overwhelming. To make full use of data, we need to ride the wave of it, rather than being drowned in it....

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Adopting Disruptive Technologies to improve defence training continuum
Jun07

Adopting Disruptive Technologies to improve defence training continuum

In recent years, Halifax-based Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has been at the forefront of the training community to improve training methods in an environment of continuous advancement of new technologies. Such an evolution is necessary to engage new generations of trainees expecting training to be immersive, interactive and accessible anywhere and anytime, and also to capitalize on technologies...

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PwC Report: Lockheed Martin contributed $3.8B in GDP to Canada in the last decade
May28

PwC Report: Lockheed Martin contributed $3.8B in GDP to Canada in the last decade

A new study conducted by Pricewaterhouse-Coopers (PwC) LLP, spanning ten years from 2008 to 2017, found that Lockheed Martin created billions of dollars in economic impact to Canada. The report, Lockheed Martin Study of Economic Impact in Canada, reveals that “Lockheed Martin Canada’s operating activities, as well as purchases made by Lockheed Martin Corporation, have generated and facilitated substantial...

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Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’
May18

Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) recently issued its 2017 Annual Report, Looking to the Future. This report gives an overview of AIAC’s achievements last year and takes a look at the future of the aerospace industry in Canada. “We achieved important results for our members on many fronts,” writes Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC in...

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