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Canada’s $1.6 billion bet on IDEaS, innovation, and the future of intelligence

Canada’s $1.6 billion bet on IDEaS, innovation, and the future of intelligence

on 4:01 pm in Featured Slider, Innovation, June/July 2018, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

All good things start with the seed of an idea. And of course, in the words of Thomas Edison: “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” Personally, my issue was never coming up with ideas; the hard part is everything that comes after the idea: building, improving, and eventually – after a lot of sweat and...

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Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

on 3:35 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief

on 4:55 pm in Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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

C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors

on 3:22 pm in Command, Control (C2), Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology, Video | 0 comments

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

Adopting Disruptive Technologies to improve defence training continuum

on 4:38 pm in Featured Slider, Innovation, Modelling, Recent Posts, Sponsored, Technology, Training | 0 comments

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

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

on 12:16 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Naval, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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’

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

on 12:25 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts, Space, Technology | 0 comments

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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EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications

EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications

on 6:15 pm in Featured Slider, Innovation, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the challenges of satellite communications and how technology is winning the battle, what satellite communications is doing to help the defence industry and Hunter Communications participation at CANSEC 2018.  All this and more on this episode of Vanguard Radio. To...

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Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018

Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018

on 3:46 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Recent Posts, Technology, Unmanned Systems | 0 comments

As the uses of drones continue to rise, one thing that stands out about this type of aircraft is the unique and aerial perspective they provide in assessing emergency situations to enable rapid and effective response. As drone technology continues to grow, more benefits can be derived from them. For example, if equipped with thermal imaging cameras, drones can...

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Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence

Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence

on 12:03 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Game Changers, Innovation, Leadership, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

IDEaS (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security) is an access-to-innovation program conceived to augment the current defence R&D programs by a) increasing awareness of DND challenges in the innovation ecosystem to build capability, b) incentivizing innovators to steer their collective efforts toward the most difficult problems, and c) providing innovators the opportunity to demonstrate how their ideas might enhance defence...

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