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COVID-19 : Update on CDA Institute Flagship Events

COVID-19 : Update on CDA Institute Flagship Events

Dear Members of the Conference of Defence Associations Community, As many have noticed in past months, our programmes have evolved considerably in the context of the pandemic. We’ve put together some very successful webinars that thousands of viewers enjoyed in over...

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NORAD MODERNIZATION: REPORT TWO: DEFEAT CAPABILITIES

NORAD MODERNIZATION: REPORT TWO: DEFEAT CAPABILITIES

Introduction NDIA/CDAI hosted the second of three webinars on 26 August 2020, intended to examine key capability requirements for the modernization of continental defence under auspice of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The goal was to allow experts...

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NORAD Modernization: Report One: Awareness & Sensors

NORAD Modernization: Report One: Awareness & Sensors

Introduction The CDA Institute, in partnership with NDIA and NORAD/USNORTHCOM hosted a three-part virtual roundtable focused on NORAD modernization.  The goal was to allow experts from industry, academia, and government to break down silos and engage in direct...

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