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OPM Increases the Federal Academic Alliance to 15 Colleges and Universities


WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has entered into academic agreements with four additional schools bringing the total number of colleges and universities in the Federal Academic Alliance to 15. The newest additions of Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, Pace University iPace Program, Park University, and Utica College all joined the Alliance to offer tuition discounts to Federal Employees.  

“This Federal Academic Alliance provides Federal Government employees and their families with access to opportunities to earn a variety of bachelor and master degrees,” said OPM Acting Director Kathy McGettigan. “We will continue to work with colleges and universities to provide the Federal workforce with opportunities to obtain the education they need to meet today’s Federal workplace challenges. The Alliance will also help agencies close critical skills gaps, enabling the Federal workforce to fulfill its mission to serve the American people.”

The Federal Academic Alliance provides an additional tool for agencies to address their respective critical skills shortages, retirement, and attrition exacerbating these skill gaps, hiring freezes, and anticipated reductions in most agency budgets. The academic agreements provide reduced tuition rates from 5 percent to 70 percent and/or scholarships to Federal employees. Some of the agreements also extend benefits to spouses and legal dependents of Federal employees. 

The portfolio of these institutions include programs that address some of the Federal Government’s mission-critical occupation skills in the areas of Acquisition, Human Resources, Financial Auditing, Economics, Information Technology with an emphasis on Cybersecurity, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

OPM continues the effort to close skills gaps, increase Federal employees’ access to high-quality, affordable educational resources, and further develop and sustain the Federal workforce.

For more information about the programs, admissions, and contact information for each school, visit the Federal Academic Alliance wiki page. Please follow us on our main social media channels to learn the latest OPM news, campaigns and programs: https://twitter.com/USOPM, https://www.facebook.com/USOPM/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/opm.

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BMO Economics: Risks Manageable if NAFTA Ends

ORONTO and CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017- While the termination of NAFTA would be a net negative for the Canadian economy and a mild negative for the U.S., it is a manageable risk that policymakers, businesses, and markets would adjust to in relatively short order, according to a new report from BMO Economics – The Day After NAFTA.

"It is critical to note that policy would not stand still in the event of a negative outcome for NAFTA," said Doug Porter, Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group. "Monetary policy would be looser than it would otherwise be, the Canadian dollar would adjust lower, and even fiscal policy would potentially adjust. We expect that Canadian trade policy would be aggressively aimed at diversifying Canada's interests by securing new arrangements with faster growing economies like the TPP and Mercosur nations, India and China, while seeking to achieve full benefit of the recently enacted Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement.

"All of these factors would work to mitigate the economic damage," concluded Mr. Porter.

The report states that Canada would see a net reduction of between 0.7 per cent and 1.0 per cent over a five-year period in real GDP, than otherwise would be the case. Consumer prices in Canada would be expected to rise roughly 0.8 percentage points, due to the weaker exchange rate and modestly higher tariffs.

"As a financial institution with a strong global trade banking capability with offices across the world, we understand the benefits of close international trading relationships," said David Jacobson, BMO Vice-Chair and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada. "I witnessed first-hand the strength and benefits of North American trade and the millions of interconnections that exist between Canada and the United States. No matter what happens in the end with the NAFTA renegotiation, we need to make sure the benefits of trade are maintained as much as possible. It's encouraging to hear that our economists see that businesses on both sides of the border will be able to adjust."

Despite the fact that North America's economies would ultimately adjust and adapt to a world without NAFTA, the report also concludes that the agreement has been a net positive for all three economies. "It is deeply unfortunate that we are even considering this possibility," said Mr. Porter.

The report notes that, arguably, the consumer would be the biggest net loser from the termination of NAFTA – in all three partner countries, and not any one industry or sector. "Business capital spending would also be lower than otherwise would be the case, partly due to the uncertain trade climate as well as the weakened growth outlook generally," stated Mr. Porter. "In the meantime, we would expect both exports and imports to weaken notably, but net trade to be broadly unchanged—with the Canadian dollar depreciation acting as a partial buffer for Canada. The appreciation we've seen this year in the loonie has been as meaningful on the broader economy as we would anticipate seeing the day after NAFTA ends."

Meanwhile, the macroeconomic impact in the U.S. would be more modest – in the vicinity of a 0.2 per cent net reduction in real GDP from what it otherwise would be over the next five years. "The U.S. is better positioned than Canada or Mexico," noted Mr. Porter. "Even so, we still believe it would be worse off without NAFTA, and the transportation equipment and textile industries in particular would be significantly vulnerable. On a regional basis, we view some of the border states and those with heavy agriculture exposure as the most vulnerable."

The full report can be downloaded at: www.bmocm.com/economics.

About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $709 billion as of July 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

Acting Secretary Duke Meets with Colombian Vice President Naranjo

ASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke this week met with Colombian Vice President Óscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo in Washington, DC. Acting Secretary Duke and Vice President Naranjo discussed mutual concerns regarding coca production in Colombia, and reaffirmed their commitment to continue cooperation and information sharing. They also discussed border security, aviation security, and close cooperation with other key partners in the region on maritime activities.

“The Department of Homeland Security remains committed to working with our partners in Colombia to address illegal drug production which often funds transnational criminal organizations,” said Acting Secretary Duke. “This week, we reaffirmed our commitment to addressing this issue as well as a variety of other shared interests between our countries.”

Earlier this year, DHS hosted the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America which brought together a diverse group of government and business leaders from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Central America, Colombia, and other countries to address economic, security, and governance challenges and opportunities. The participants dedicated the first day of the conference to advancing prosperity and economic growth in Central America, and the second day to achieving a stable and secure region. This week’s meeting continued the discussions from that conference.

DHS and FBI Release Joint Technical Alerts on Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

Today, DHS and FBI released a pair of Joint Technical Alerts (TA17-318A and TA17-318B) that provide details on tools and infrastructure used by North Korea to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.

The North Korean government malicious cyber activity noted in these alerts is part of a long-term campaign of cyber-enabled operations that impact the U.S. Government and its citizens. Working closely with our interagency, industry and international partners, DHS is constantly working to arm network defenders with the tools they need to identify, detect and disrupt state and non-state actors targeting the networks and systems of our country and our allies.

Earlier this summer, DHS and FBI released a technical alert and malware analysis report (MAR) of a malware variant, known as DeltaCharlie, used to manage North Korea’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet infrastructure.  The U.S. Government refers to all of this North Korean malicious cyber activity as HIDDEN COBRA and it is published on the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s (NCCIC) U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (US-CERT) website at www.us-cert.gov/hiddencobra.

On a daily basis, we share information about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and other risks and the NCCIC is our primary hub for these important activities. Specifically, it occurs through the automated sharing of cyber threat indicators; the production of analytic reports and alerts containing threat and vulnerability mitigation information; and direct exchanges with analysts in the network defense community.

With our industry and government partners, we are looking to enhance our collaboration and partnerships across the globe to counter North Korea and another state or non-state actor’s malicious cyber activity, and we hope that, over time, public information sharing – such as the report today – will become a routine component of cooperation to address shared cyber threat.

Entities that find signs of this malicious cyber activity should report it to DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) or FBI through CyWatch or its local field offices.

Statement by Acting Secretary Duke on Tragic Death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke released the following statement on the tragic death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.

“Earlier this morning, I was notified that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez died as a result of serious injuries suffered while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector of our southern border in Texas. Agent Martinez was responding to activity while on patrol with another agent, who was also seriously injured. We are fully supporting the ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this tragic event. On behalf of the quarter of a million frontline officers and agents of DHS, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Agent Martinez and to the agent who is in serious condition.”

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TSA Awards Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) a $4.4 Million Base Contract for Further Development of the DETECT™ 1000 Dual Energy Computed Tomography Checkpoint Screening System

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2017 -- Integrated Defense and Security Solutions, IDSS, today announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a base contract, valued at approximately $4.4 million for a 12-month development effort related to the new TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS).  Under the contract, TSA will acquire several prototypes of the DETECT™ 1000 screening system with support, and options to purchase additional prototype systems in the future.

In parallel, since June, TSA has been demonstrating the DETECT™ 1000 operationally at Boston's Logan Airport.  Several other U.S. and international customers have also obtained IDSS systems for operational evaluation.

This award complements several other development contracts IDSS has recently been awarded by other agencies. These contracts, totaling over $8 million in funding, are with other government agencies for systems and for adding new capabilities to the DETECT™ 1000 to automate the detection of certain threat types, as well as to develop new solutions for other security applications.

"The IDSS team is comprised of a number of security technology experts that are responsible for many of the systems in use by TSA and overseas customers today. This new contract will further expand the benefits from our DETECT™ 1000 technology to counter the serious and growing threats to the aviation industry," said Joe Paresi, IDSS CEO. "We are focused on supporting the TSA and our international customers with the most advanced automated screening solution available and appreciate TSA's recognition of our capabilities to bring Next Generation technology to airport checkpoints to improve threat detection and increase passenger throughput, while also making the screening process much more convenient for all passengers."

"We regard the TSA as the world's leading authority on aviation security.  We view this new contract as another important step toward providing the most advanced means to protect passengers against attempts against our freedom and way of life," said Jeffery Hamel, President of IDSS Security. "To us, this award is continued recognition of the incredible talent and commitment of the IDSS engineering team."

For more information, please visit www.idsscorp.net

About Integrated Defense and Security Solutions
Founded in 2012 by experienced security technology developers, IDSS is focused on delivering high performance, next generation security systems to replace the existing manual detection approach of X-ray based systems, currently in use at most airports worldwide.

IDSS designed the DETECT™ 1000 to meet the operational requirements of today's threats with the ability to expand its capabilities as threats continue to evolve.

To learn more about IDSS, please visit the company's website at www.idsscorp.net.  

IDSS is headquartered in New York with engineering and production facilities in Boxborough, Massachusetts.  For more information, visit www.IDSScorp.net.

IDSS and the logo are registered trademarks of IDSS Corporation. DETECT™ 1000 is a trademark of IDSS Corporation.

For Further Information:

Contact: Pat Krall
IDSS Director, Business Operations
914-273-4000 [email protected]    


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ISACA’s 2017 Asia Pacific CACS Conference Puts Focus on Future of IT Audit and Cyber Resilience

Dubai, UAE—Global technology association ISACA will bring experts to this year’s 2017 Asia Pacific CACS conference for IT audit, risk, cyber security and governance professionals from around the world.

Taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 29-30 November, the conference will offer more than 40 sessions in four educational tracks – IS Audit & Assurance, GRC, Security/Cyber Security, and Compliance/Privacy. Attendees can gain up to 23 continuing professional education (CPE) hours.

Speakers will include Tichaona Zororo, ISACA Board Director and IT advisory executive with Enterprise Governance of IT (EGEIT), who will examine “The Changing Focus of IT Audits,” and Leonard Ong, ISACA Board Director and Associate Director at Merck & Co Inc., who will present on “Cyber Resilience for the Changing World.”

Asia Pacific CACS 2017 also will feature sessions related to the role of assurance to address breaches and malware strikes; the benefits of pseudonymization for personal data; holistic IT governance and measurement metrics; the challenges of privacy in the Internet of Things; encryption across devices; and more.

The conference will present “COBIT 5 for Risk,” a one-day workshop featuring Mark Thomas, president of Escoute. The workshop format is designed to help attendees drive better business performance using COBIT 5 for Risk. The framework was developed for  enterprises to increase understanding of business risk associated with IT and to achieve strategic enterprise objectives.

Many of the Asia Pacific CACS 2017 sessions take up themes explored in  ISACA’s latest research on business and emerging technologies, “Digital Transformation Barometer.” The research and reports are based on a survey of more than 4,100 business technology professionals worldwide, 18% from the Middle East and Asia.

The research found that only 53% of respondents worldwide believe their organizations’ leadership are digitally literate. Respondents in the Middle East and Asia identified big data analytics as the emerging technology that stands the greatest chance of delivering transformational value to their organizations (36%), followed by the Internet of Things (20%) and artificial intelligence/machine learning/cognitive tech (20%).

To register or view more information on this year’s Asia Pacific CACS conference, please visit: www.isaca.org/AsiaPacificCACS.



Nearing its 50th year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.

Isansys Travels with NASA to Antarctica

A NASA exploration scientist set off on his mission to Antarctica being monitored by the Patient Status Engine, a physiological data collection platform which provides monitoring of individuals wirelessly and in real-time.

Dr Erik Antonsen, the Exploration Medical Capability Element Scientist, is performing a range of experiments including the evaluation of the Isansys monitoring system in extreme and remote environments.

The Patient Status Engine is automatically capturing Dr Antonsen's physiological data through a suite of wireless wearable sensors which make up part of the Patient Status Engine. Two teams also equipped with the Patient Status Engine are monitoring his progress to view his healthcare status at all times.  

Dr Peter Lee, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at The Ohio State University, who helped initiate this demonstration, said: "Convenient, accurate, and versatile wireless medical monitoring is the future of physiological monitoring, whether it's in the hospital, home, or extreme environments.

"Testing the Patient Status Engine and its sensors by NASA is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to its potential applications and capabilities."

Throughout Dr Antonsen's voyage, the data, including his heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and temperature, is being collected and analysed by the Patient Status Engine. This data is then being relayed back to Dr Lee's team in America, via satellite phone, where they are assessing its accuracy, validity, and acquisition. Communication links and integration with prototype medical data systems are also being assessed.

The data collected will help NASA learn the best ways to monitor the physiology of future explorers, which is critical for its work to send humans beyond Low Earth Orbit, to the Moon, and eventually to Mars.

Joe Swantack, CEO of STARK Industries which is working with Isansys to install the Patient Status Engine in extreme environments, said: "We're completely immersing the Patient Status Engine in the world's most extreme cold-weather environment, -40 to -50F; conditions that closely approximate a 'surface' EVA on a manned-mission to the red planet."

Liz Swantack, Co-Director of Development and Nurse Consultant said: "We'll be wirelessly monitoring Dr Antonsen in the same way we're monitoring patients in hospital and healthcare communities. The physiological responses created beneath the cold-weather gear, monitored in real-time, will generate high-definition digitized data sets for further analysis."

Follow Dr Antonsen's mission via his blog: https://erikantarctica.wordpress.com/

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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercept Opens Door to Full-Rate Production

DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2017 -- Four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 MSE intercept fulfills a requirement that supports a full-rate production decision for the MSE missile.


The U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test demonstrated the unique Hit-to-Kill capability of the PAC-3 family of missiles. The test also reconfirmed PAC-3 CRI and MSE's ability to detect, track and intercept incoming missiles while meeting fielded reliability requirements.

"PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven Hit-to-Kill interceptor in the world," said Scott Arnold, vice president and deputy of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 interceptors to continue serving as an essential element in an integrated, layered defense system."

PAC-3 interceptors use Hit-to-Kill technology to defeat all threats through body-to-body contact. Building on the battle-proven PAC-3 CRI missile, PAC-3 MSE uses larger control fins and a dual-pulse solid rocket motor. These enhancements extend the missile's reach and dramatically improve performance against evolving threats. PAC-3 MSE upgrades enable it to achieve lethality at much higher altitudes than those of legacy interceptors.

A world leader in systems integration and development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, Lockheed Martin's experience spans missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, as well as communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, radar and signal processing, and threat-representative targets for missile defense tests.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


Canada's Combat Ship Team: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics Join Forces to Deliver Canadian Surface Combatant Proposal

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 28, 2017 -- Two days prior to the procurement closure date, Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) has confirmed delivery of the proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program signifying that the acquisition has moved to the next critical phase.

BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics are partnering as Canada's Combat Ship Team for the Royal Canadian Navy's future fleet of surface combatants. Canada's Combat Ship Team is offering the most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS), with high-tech platform innovations from prominent Canadian companies. The solution includes the internationally renowned Canadian-developed combat management system, CMS 330.

Canada's Combat Ship Team's approach to the CSC project exclusively parallels the Canadian Government's Defence Policy, which is the foundation for the offering: Strong, Secure and Engaged.

STRONG. Canada's Combat Ship Team's approach to the strategic objective STRONG is to provide the right ship for the Royal Canadian Navy that surpasses baseline requirements with minimal change. This solution represents the lowest development risk and is underpinned by Canadian doctrine; interoperability with five-eyes nations and other NATO allies; ability to achieve safety certification and security accreditation; ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment; and ease of upgradeability to address future capabilities. 

SECURE. Under the pillar of SECURE, Canada's Combat Ship Team's offering focuses on ensuring successful program execution by bringing together a pan-Canadian team who have proven, demonstrated and current pedigree in performing complex defence contracts in Canada; who have well-established infrastructure, employees, security clearances and facilities in place today; who have demonstrated their commitment and reliability to successfully execute the project by their substantial investments in CSC and in meeting all procurement deadlines; and therefore who are poised to perform the CSC program, Ready on Day One.

ENGAGED. Embodied throughout Canada's Combat Ship Team's offering is our multifaceted approach to achieving the strategic pillar ENGAGED. The underlying principles implemented focus on partnership with all stakeholders and, equally important, maintaining sovereignty of the CSC solution in Canada, which can only be achieved by having the solution and capability developed "at home" by Canadians.

Canada's Combat Ship Team is living proof that capability investments made in Canada result in sustained jobs not only through long term sustainment of its system and products, but also extend to exports which leverage Canada's investments to other nations adding more jobs to Canadian industry. This team recognizes the significant benefits that Canada will receive with the implementation of Canada's Combat Ship Team's strategic objective to bring the jobs "home" to Canada and therefore collectively become the Home Team.


"The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is a flexible, next generation warship design which offers a low risk and affordable solution for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. With the UK Type 26 program running ahead of CSC, our Canadian ship will benefit from lessons learnt on the UK program. This schedule also allows Type 26 the opportunity to be the most advanced Canadian Surface Combatant.

Canadian companies such as W.R. Davis Engineering in Ottawa, Rolls-Royce in Peterborough and L3 MAPPS in Montréal have already begun work on delivering high-technology systems for the UK's Type 26, demonstrating the skills and capability available from the Canadian supply chain." Anne Healey, Country Director, Canada, BAE Systems

"Building on our proud Canadian history of more than 70 years, we are honoured to join forces with this pan-Canadian team that has been assembled for CSC. CAE welcomes the opportunity to leverage the strengths of our combined organizations to support the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding to deliver a modern, capable warship with an integrated training system that aligns with the Future Naval Training Strategy. CAE is dedicated to offering customers the most innovative training solutions to achieve the highest levels of operational readiness and performance." Joe Armstrong, Vice President and General Manager - Canada, CAE

"The Defence Policy released earlier this year announced the Government's new vision for the Canadian Armed Forces, and as a Pan-Canadian team, our approach to CSC implements these Defence Policy pillars where we are offering the right ship for the Navy to enable them to be STRONG; we are offering proven, Canadian pedigree of companies to ensure successful program execution is SECURE; and we are offering a solution that ensures sovereignty is maintained by bringing the direct jobs on CSC home to Canada so that we are ENGAGED and able to sustain the CSC ships throughout their lifespan.

Lockheed Martin Canada has been Canada's trusted Combat System Integrator for more than three decades, and our team can be counted on to deliver affordable solutions, sustained job creation, and technology development in Canada for export potential. We'll employ our proven collaborative partnership model to successfully manage the highly complex systems integration process – including integrating our CMS 330 Combat Management System with the Type 26 Global Combat Ship – and leverage the innovation and talent here at home which will ultimately result in unprecedented economic outcome for Canada." Rosemary Chapdelaine, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems

"We are proud to be a member of Canada's Combat Ship Team. With a strong Canadian footprint, we are in a unique position to leverage our established Canadian companies to deliver Canadian marine technologies, systems integration support, and through life in service support to the team in a number of areas including integrated communications, electro optic and infrared sensors, torpedo handling systems, and integrated platform management systems." Mike Greenley, President, L3 WESCAM

"As one of Canada's leading space and defence companies, MDA's participation in this team is very strategic. For MDA, in addition to providing world-class operational CSC capability to the Canadian Forces, this project will be a major enabler in achieving significant future MDA exports from Canada and the resulting growth in jobs and business in Canada – a continuous corporate strategy for MDA since 1969." Dave Hargreaves, Vice President – Aerospace and Defence, Surveillance and Intelligence, MDA

"As a long-time participant in Canada's defence community, Ultra Electronics is delighted to be a member of Canada's Combat Ship Team. It is truly a privilege to be able to provide our world-leading Canadian designed and developed underwater warfare products to this uniquely assembled team to deliver Canada's future surface combatant." Ken Walker, President, Ultra Electronics Canada

Quick Facts

  • In June 2016, following Industry engagement, the Government of Canada announced that it would proceed with a procurement package based on a Total Ship Reference Point. For industry, this meant combining the efforts of a warship designer and combat systems integrator into a consolidated proposal.
  • BAE's Type 26 has been selected by the Royal Navy and steel has been cut on the first of a planned eight ships. Due to its current stage in the lifecycle, there is no obsolescence in the design and it therefore offers the lowest risk to build in Canada.
  • The Type 26 Global Combat Ship can undertake a wide range of roles from high intensity conflict to humanitarian assistance, including anti-submarine warfare and air defence. It is flexible, versatile and highly survivable with an extremely low acoustic signature.
  • Built for the Royal Canadian Navy's doctrine, tactics and operations, Lockheed Martin Canada's innovative Combat Management System – CMS 330 – was developed in Canada as a result of 34 years' experience and knowledge of Canadian and NATO naval operations.
  • Members of Canada's Combat Ship Team are currently delivering on the final stages of Canada's HALIFAX-class Modernization Project.
  • Collectively, our team employs more than 9,000 Canadians in over 40 facilities across the country with an established presence on both coasts. Our collective Canadian supply chain consists of approximately 4,000 contracts Canada-wide.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a world leading shipbuilding, support and maintenance company with the skills and expertise to design, build, integrate, test, commission and support complex warships. BAE Systems has a strong track record of collaboration with customers and industrial partners worldwide to share technology and skills - helping countries grow their naval and industrial capabilities. Canadian industry is already integral to the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program.

About CAE
As a globally-recognized training systems integrator, CAE is committed to providing defence and security forces world-class training centres, training services, and a comprehensive portfolio of training solutions. CAE is headquartered in Canada and has employees in 15 locations across the country.

About Lockheed Martin Canada
Lockheed Martin Canada has a proud legacy of providing innovative naval systems and sustainment solutions for Canada and abroad. For more than three decades, Lockheed Martin Canada has demonstrated its capability and commitment to the Royal Canadian Navy as the Prime Contractor and Combat System Integrator for the HALIFAX Class Frigates.

About L3 Technologies
A leading provider of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms, L3 Technologies is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. With over 50 years of business operations in Canada, L3 has a strong Canadian presence with L3 MAPPS, L3 MAS, L3 Communication Systems Canada and L3 WESCAM that each have experience working on technologies and projects for the Royal Canadian Navy.

About MDA
MDA's business provides technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. The Company's established global customer base is served by more than 6,500 employees operating from 21 locations in Canada, the United States and internationally. MDA focusses primarily in the Communications and the Surveillance and Intelligence sectors, and has supported the Royal Canadian Navy for over two decades.

About Ultra Electronics
Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Ultra Electronics is a part of the Ultra Electronics Group, an international electronics company. Ultra Electronics has been delivering sophisticated, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to the defence market for 70 years. Ultra Electronics has been extremely successful in transforming its research investment into the technologically advanced underwater battlespace sensor systems that it delivers to both Royal Canadian Navy and internationally. Today, Ultra Electronics is recognized worldwide for its expertise in hull mounted sonar, towed active and passive arrays, sonar sensors, and underwater acoustics.

For more information about our team, visit our website: www.canadascombatshipteam.com or follow us on Twitter @CSCHomeTeam.


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