Tag Archives: Canada

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO of ICF, His Second Wash100 Award

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Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and chief executive officer of ICF, with his second Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Kesavan for leading the company to great financial success and multiple contract awards in 2018. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Sudhakar Kesavan of ICF. 

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Heather Wilson, Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Launches Efforts to Project US Power in Arctic Region

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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the service has begun to develop a strategic vision for the Arctic region to ensure its capability to meet the National Defense Strategy’s objectives. “We must be ready to defend our security interests and deter aggression by major powers,” Wilson and Goldfein wrote in a Defense News commentary published Wednesday.

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John Sherman: Five Eyes CIO Meeting Aims to Advance Intelligence Collaboration, Data Sharing

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John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said he plans to hold in two weeks a meeting of CIOs from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to address issues with regard to intelligence data sharing and collaboration, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “We’ve been able at some level to collaborate with our Five Eyes allied partners for a number of years, and there’s been some notable strides in terms of more seamless email, connectivity, video teleconferencing, phone,” he said at an event hosted by George Washington University and Fed Insider.
 

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Foreign Counterparts Issue Joint Statement on Encryption at Five Country Ministerial

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Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and counterparts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.K. have issued a joint statement that lays out a framework to engage and discuss with industry the challenges and benefits of encryption.

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NASA Eyes March 2021 Launch for Webb Telescope

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NASA has set March 30, 2021, as the new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope after the independent review board released its findings and recommendations for the program. NASA said Thursday IRB recommended that development work on the Webb telescope should continue and that the revised launch date …

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Reports: Trump Imposes Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum in a push to build up national security and put an end to “aggressive foreign trade practices,” The Hill reported Sunday. Mexico and Canada would be exempted from the …

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Ralph Goodale Meet to Discuss US-Canada Security Cooperation

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Ralph Goodale, Canadian minister for public safety and emergency preparedness, met with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Washington to discuss U.S.-Canada cooperation on efforts to safeguard both countries against national security threats. Nielsen and Goodale also discussed other topics such as cybersecurity, migration, cannabis and opioid, preclearance and irregular migration during their …

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Eminence Griffin: US’ Proposed NAFTA Language Change Could Affect IT Procurement

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The Trump administration’s proposed changes to a trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada could harm the information technology industry’s access to contracting opportunities in the two foreign countries, FCW reported Wednesday. One proposed change to the North American Free Trade Agreement would equalize foreign access to U.S. government contracts and …

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Coast Guard to Use Canada’s Ice Tank for Icebreaker Tests

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The U.S. Coast Guard will use an ice tank facility of Canada’s National Research Council to test models of the agency’s future polar icebreakers. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday its science and technology directorate is helping the Coast Guard develop a plan for the test and evaluation of the new …

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