GoC to fund defence and security projects

DND is seeking proposals that contribute to defending Canada’s borders, territory and approaches, enhancing military operations and infrastructure, and safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of Canadians. Up to $24 million is earmarked to optimize the use of technologies for security and defence. [node:read-more:link]

Next-generation terrorist threat

The Rand Corp. has released an analysis of how a new generation of jihadists might emerge from the ongoing political upheavals in the Middle East. The researchers assessed how to counter what is seen as a more technology-wise threat. [node:read-more:link]

DRS receives 3rd award for counterintelligence

Leonardo DRS, for the third time,  has been awarded the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence. The award is the highest U.S. honor given to the defense industry for protecting classified information and technology through a culture of compliance with government security regulations and partnership with DoD intelligence services. [node:read-more:link]

CSDP Symposium to look at global security

The 4th EU-Canada Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Symposium will be held Monday, 20 November in Ottawa. This annual event brings together Canadian and European military and civilian practitioners, policymakers and academic experts, and offers a platform for exchanges on addressing global security threats. [node:read-more:link]

More ROK missile launches

North Korea has fired to more missiles into the sea off its east coast, the sixth such test in less than a month. In doing so, it continues to reject the idea of further talks with South Korea and blames its neighbour for the ongoing impasse. [node:read-more:link]

Russian explosion explained?

Russian authorities’ acknowledgement that there was a “nuclear element” in an explosion which killed five scientists last week is fuelling speculation that they were working on a nuclear-powered cruise missile at the offshore facility. Nearby Dvinsky Bay has been closed to shipping for a month and the city of Severodvinsk, 40 kilometres away, posted and then withdrew a website report of a radiation spike shortly after the explosion. [node:read-more:link]

Cybersecurity and digital enterprise

Two consistent and related themes in enterprise technology have emerged in recent years, both involving rapid and dramatic change. One is the rise of the digital enterprise across sectors and internationally. The other is the information technology sector's need to react quickly and develop innovations aggressively to meet the enterprise’s digital aspirations. [node:read-more:link]


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