The Future of Simulation and Training Tech
Jul12

The Future of Simulation and Training Tech

The Government of Canada lists Training and Simulation as one of Canada’s Key Industrial Capabilities (KIC): a capability that Canada believes should be invested in on major defence and Coast Guard procurements by forming part of a bidder’s Value Proposition (VP). All this is not surprising because Canada boasts one of the first and largest simulation and training companies...

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Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada
May27

Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

J. Richard Jones, host of Vanguard Radio talks with Johnathon (Lee) Obst, President and Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada, a Collins Aerospace Company, of the capabilities of the newly formed company. Lee Obst Lee joined Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) in 2000 as a Program Manager in the Government Systems Airborne Solutions portfolio and shortly afterwards transitioned in to...

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A different view of technology in defence
May14

A different view of technology in defence

In one of my first Tech Watch columns in Vanguard published in 2014, which came out after the announced changes to the previous Industrial Regional Benefits policy in Canada. The changes, which would incentivized defence contractors to focus investments in Canadian technologies that would contribute to Canada’s long-term technology objectives, caused me to be exuberant and idealistic about the...

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Connecting data with AI and analytics
May01

Connecting data with AI and analytics

Recently, J. Richard Jones, Executive Editor of Vanguard spoke with Steve Bennett, Director, Global Government Practice at SAS on CGE Radio Show. CGE (Canadian Government Executive) is the sister publication of Vanguard that reaches senior public service executives in Canada. Steve Bennett is a thought leader in decision science and the application of analytics in Government. He has a...

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Key government digitization trends to be explored at executive conference
Mar28

Key government digitization trends to be explored at executive conference

Service delivery, change management, performance measurement, big data, transparency, digital transformation, transportation, and innovation, are all important digitization buzzwords in government today. Canadian Government Executive, a sister publication of Vanguard, is hosting its CGE Leadership and TechGov Summit, a two-day conference designed with the aim to provide a deeper insight into these important pillars within government. The public sector...

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The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology
Mar07

The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology

Fluid, agile and accessible – the malicious use of technology can range from simple, uncoordinated attacks to complex, highly coordinated persistence. Figuring as tool in the commission of a crime or as a delivery system to exploit many vectors, ‘technology for bad’ is not new, but what we have seen recently is – and it’s troubling. When mixed with...

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