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Hands on experience with digital knowledge

Hands on experience with digital knowledge

on 2:21 pm in August/September 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Naval, Recent Posts, Sponsored, Technology | 0 comments

For almost two decades, Fleetway Inc. has been serving the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in various roles including the In-Service Support to the Halifax-class frigates, Integrated Logistics Support and training to the Arctic Offshore Support Ship project, and Supportability Support to the Canadian Surface Combatant project. Given this history, Fleetway is well versed in maintenance, design and performance parameters...

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Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain

Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain

on 3:03 pm in August/September 2019, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Sponsored, Technology, Training | 0 comments

With billions of dollars announced for new programs and an acquisition budget coupled with defence procurement policies, it may seem that the environment is ideal for SMBs to grow and prosper in the coming years. The reality is not as simple as SMBs need to navigate their way through the procurement processes and constant delays in programs. Accessibility to...

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A game-changing solution to improve communications in the North

A game-changing solution to improve communications in the North

on 3:15 pm in Arctic, Featured Slider, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

Communications in the North is always a challenge. Recently, two communications companies teamed up to offer a new service to help solve this issue. Galaxy Broadband and Hunter Communications have recently announced a new service to provide high-power Ku-band satellite service to Canadian federal departments and agencies using the new Hunter Ku-band satellite coverage. And now, for the first...

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How technological developments are elevating surveillance and security

How technological developments are elevating surveillance and security

on 3:36 pm in Featured Slider, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

On the show today, J. Richard Jones talks with Keith D’Sa from Axis Communications Canada about how technological developments are elevating surveillance and security. Keith has more than 15 years providing insight and strategy tactics around business development, solution selling, and account management in the security and surveillance industry. He is responsible for business operations in Canada, including new...

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Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum

Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum

on 3:37 pm in Featured Slider, June/July 2019, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

The one thing guaranteed to make me laugh out loud is Boston Dynamics’ video of their robot-dog, SpotMini, slipping on a pile of banana peels. Another video of SpotMini’s “robustness test” shows an equally funny fail-point as a man armed with a hockey stick attempts to dissuade SpotMini from completing its task. He is flat out defeated. Even though...

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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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