Lorenzo Ieraci, director general of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises at Public Services and Procurement Canada, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Canada’s armed forces demonstration team pays a visit to Chantilly museum complex after flying over the Washington Mall.
Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about managing cyber attacks. Kevin Brancato of Bloomberg Government discusses the Canada’s decision to pass on the F-35. John Templeton of BlackMoney.com talks about being an African American in IT. Belva Martin of GAO discusses the new network communications strategy.
Lynn Menard, the director of the Acquisitions, Strategy and Relations Directorate for the government of Canada, spoke with the DorobekINSIDER about how Canadian agencies set and meet green procurement targets.
Canadian authorities say they’ve broken up an al Qaida terror plot. Two residents from Ottawa have been arrested after one of them was preparing to leave the country. Authorities are tight-lipped about the investigation, but they say the plot involved at least one suspect who had traveled to the tribal territories of Pakistan and Afghanistan. They also indicated the plot involved explosives. Canada is the only one of the major countries on Al Qaida’s list that they have yet to successfully attack.
In a staggering statement yesterday the head of Canada’s intelligence agency said says it suspects that cabinet ministers in two Canadian provinces are under the control of foreign nations. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) also said China and countries in the Middle East may be the culprits. Director Richard Fadden said on Canadian TV politicians in British Columbia may be under the influence of foreign governments and are not aware they are being used.
Canadian Police are looking for a man who illegally bought enough ammonium nitrate to make a large bomb. There is significant concern about the purchase, because Canada is hosting the Group of Eight summit and the G20 later this month. Police found out about it after they were notified by a farm supply store in Canada. The man was described by police as being in his 50s or 60s, with brown, unkempt hair and missing fingers on his right hand.
The U.S. Military’s unmanned aerial technology is becoming the envy of other nations. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has confirmed several allied nations…including Britain, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea… have all expressed interest in drone technology.
Each branch of the military has different uses for U-A-V’s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Rear Admiral Terry Kraft says the drones capabilities in persistence and covertness are particularly impressive. And, he says, unmanned Systems will be included in the Navy’s 2011 budget and beyond.
They’re in the process of introducing several new systems now, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (or BAMS), the Navy version of the Global Hawk.
In 2012, the Navy anticipates a breakthrough development when they land an unmanned tail-less aircraft onboard an aircraft carrier.
If you go north of the border, will you be able to get back?