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e annually recognize inspiring Canadians through our Awards Program, which includes the Vimy Award, the Ross Munro Media Award, and the Captain Nichola Goddard Award.

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Executive Director’s Update

Executive Director’s Update

  Dear members of the growing Conference of Defence Associations community,   Already, a year has passed since I joined the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. It has been quite a ride. In a good way. Before I dive into all the things I'm excited...

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Quantum Supremacy Webinar

Quantum Supremacy Webinar

WEBINAR DETAILS July 10, 2020 - 10:00 EDT We'd like to thank IBM Canada for providing the tech support and online platform to host this international event. WHY ATTEND: Top American and Canadian experts will comment on the fast approaching national security challenges...

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Looking towards CANSEC 2021

Looking towards CANSEC 2021

  Col. Charles Davies (Retd) The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) announced on March 31st that its annual trade show in Ottawa, scheduled for May 27-28, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This was a necessary decision...

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Future of Canada’s Cybersecurity

Future of Canada’s Cybersecurity

*Image courtesy of itworldcanada.comBy Andriyha Soans            Computer technology today is ubiquitous. In 2017, there was an estimated 3 billion hand held devices in circulation across the globe with a 50 per cent increase expected by 2020.[i] These...

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