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The Future of Simulation and Training Tech

The Future of Simulation and Training Tech

on 1:28 pm in Featured Slider, IT, Recent Posts, Simulation, Technology, Training | 0 comments

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

Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

on 2:34 pm in Air, CAF, Featured Slider, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Training, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

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

A different view of technology in defence

on 2:43 pm in April/May 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

Connecting data with AI and analytics

on 1:30 pm in Featured Slider, IT, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

Key government digitization trends to be explored at executive conference

on 11:40 am in Featured Slider, IT, Leadership, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

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

on 4:26 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, February/March 2019, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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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Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

on 1:40 pm in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, In Service Support, Procurement, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

I founded OMX in 2012 as a collaborative platform to access opportunities at every stage of the procurement process. For most people, “procurement” simply means acquiring or building something. But for those of us in the defence sector, procurement extends to maintenance and upkeep – both in terms of physical parts and the training required to service the program....

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Technology and Philosophy: An Exoteric View of Zero-Trust and Federated Identity

Technology and Philosophy: An Exoteric View of Zero-Trust and Federated Identity

on 9:59 am in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Featured Slider, IT, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

Whether it is a malicious attack or an inadvertent release on protected or classified data, a breach of government data can level a severe blow to integrity and reputation, leading to legal and legislative consequences that impact partners, allies and the public. For those reasons, cybersecurity and privacy practices for the protection of electronic information go hand-in-hand. The verification...

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How blockchain can strengthen the military supply chain

How blockchain can strengthen the military supply chain

on 3:07 pm in Dec/Jan 19, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology, Transformation | 0 comments

It’s the stuff of nightmares: a counterfeit part makes its way into the military supply chain and is installed on a weapons system. This is discovered only after installation, upon failure of the weapons tests–or worse, in the field after a full weapons failure. How can such a scenario be prevented? Blockchain technology may be part of the solution....

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What Canada can learn from Israel and Estonia’s rise to cybersecurity royalty: It’s complicated

What Canada can learn from Israel and Estonia’s rise to cybersecurity royalty: It’s complicated

on 3:17 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure of presenting at CANARIE’s 2017 National Summit in Ottawa with my good friend, Roni Zehavi, CEO of Israel-based CyberSpark. A cross-section of scientists, practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals, the Summit showcased the interconnectedness of science, society and cyber–how it began, its evolutionary path, and what the future holds as this global convergence unfurls...

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