News, Events and Helpful Links

Government of Canada selects design for Canadian Surface Combatants
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-services-procurement/news/2019/02/government-of-canada-selects-design-for-canadian-surface-combatants.html

Maritime 2050: navigating the future
The government’s vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maritime-2050-navigating-the-future

SNAME - The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals: Eastern Canada Section
Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers
https://www.sname.org/home 

Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers
http://www.cimare.ca/ 

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
http://www.rina.org.uk 

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology
http://www.imarest.org 

Naval Officers Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch
http://www.navalassoc.ca/ 

Submariners Association of Canada
http://www.saoc-central.ca 

Chamber of Marine Commerce
http://www.marinedelivers.com/ 

Chart of the Week: "Global Risks in 2019"
Rich Visual Content for the Modern Investor.
https://mailchi.mp/visualcapitalist/global-risk-outlook-2019?e=beccecbac5 

Parcel Courier Service Could Use Winged Boats

New funds at Regional Development Agencies across Canada
https://fundingportal.com/blog/new-funds-at-regional-development-agencies-across-canada/ 

Cyber Security - High Stakes for the Space Sector

Federal Marine Procurement Outlook presentations (FMPO decks Nov.2018)
"Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the Department of National Defence (DND), the Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Transport Canada (TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) will be presenting a content update to the federal marine procurement outlook session presented last April during Mari-Tech 2018 in Victoria. Building upon the information presented, the WebEx will provide the very latest update on upcoming procurements in areas such as small vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, in-service support, sustainment, vessel chartering, disposal and other special projects in the realm of marine equipment. It will also provide an update on proposed and ongoing actions resulting from the four regional industry engagements sessions." The WebEx was carried out November 20th, 2018.
https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-18-00826989<
Capital Investments in Transport Canada’s Ferry Vessels and Terminals, November 20, 2018
RCMP Marine Procurement Fall 2018
Canadian Coast Guard Procurement Outlook Update, November 2018
Federal Marine Procurement Outlook - Department of National Defence
Marine Commodity Management - Marine Industry Consultation Update

Tips for Presenting to the Federal Government - 2 very interesting articles
http://www.graniteleadershipstrategies.com/land-government-contracts-tips-presenting-federal-government/

Knowing Canada's Regional Differences For Those Planning On Doing Business
http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_ca.htm 

The new NAFTA: This is every chapter in the agreement
The new agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico includes 34 chapters and 12 side letters. There’s lots of fine print.
by Maclean's Oct 1, 2018
https://www.macleans.ca/politics/washington/the-new-nafta-this-is-every-chapter-in-the-agreement/

Canadian Conference Board of Canada
Building Cyber Resilience

Eight ways to prepare your organization for the legalization of marijuana
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cannabis/article-eight-ways-to-prepare-your-organization-for-the-legalization-of/ 

JWM Consulting LLC Cyber Hygiene for Executives and the Impact on Corporate Finances.
https://jwmconsultingllc.com/events

ISED & CADSI Release the State of Canada's Defence Industry Report
www.defenceandsecurity.ca/State of Canada's Defence Industry Report

Future Fighter Regional Forum Presentations
Future Fighter Regional Forums

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface. For more information visit http://www.darpa.mil/ and check out the Opportunities/Solicitation for the latest request for information.

Foreign Comparative Testing Program (FCT)

The FCT is a US DoD program to test and evaluate foreign defence equipment to determine its suitability for U.S. Special Operations or any of the Armed Services requirements, or for mission area shortcomings. Projects are nominated annually by Special Operations and the Armed Services to the Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD). After a congressional review, the OSD provides funding to relevant Project Managers for testing and evaluation. FCT funds are used for leasing or purchasing and testing of foreign equipment. After successful testing, the sponsoring Organisation provides funds for production procurement. The FCT program is managed and administered by the Foreign Comparative Office located at:
1931 Jefferson Davis Highway
Crystal Mall 3, Suite 101
Arlington, VA 22202
Visit the US DoD Website: https://www.defense.gov/

10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS
https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/ten-tips-dealing-customers/

EARNED MEDIA TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/earned-media-techniques-small-businesses/

UPCOMING ADVANCES IN SEO
https://smallbusinessbc.ca/blog/upcoming-advances-seo/

5 NEW TECH TRENDS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR BUSINESS
https://smallbusinessbc.ca/blog/5-new-tech-trends-will-boost-business/

Budget 2018: Learn more about the Top 3 funds in play
https://fundingportal.com/blog/budget-2018-learn-top-3-funds-play/

How are AR and gamification reshaping the learning and development journey?
https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/news/virtual-college/2018/01/how-ar-gamification-are-reshaping-l-and-d

More information on The IDEaS Program
http://bestdefenceconference.com/wp-content/uploads/430pm-Nov-1-IDEaS-Best-Defence-English.pdf
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/programs/defence-ideas.html
http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/news/defence-innovation.asp

Summary of the 2018 US National Defense Strategy
https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf?source=GovDelivery>

ABCMI Supplier Development Day, Nov. 2017. Presentations delivered on the day by Thales Canada, BC Ferries and Seaspan.
Thales Canada  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Thales-Canada.pdf
BC-Ferries  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-BC-Ferries-1.pdf
Seaspan: Victoria Shipyards  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Seaspan-2.pdf
Seaspan: Vancouver Shipyards  https://abcmi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ABCMI-Supplier-Development-Day-Seaspan-1.pdf

When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 110 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time
https://www.cbinsights.com/research/corporate-innovation-product-fails/

Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada's Defence Policy
http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/index.asp 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2016
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide-2016/index.page 

Defence Acquisition Guide 2015
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide-2015/index.page 

About ITB
http:http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/086.nsf/eng/h_00005.html 

Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. http://www.geraldwalsh.com
How To Impress Your Boss When You're Not Receiving Feedback
http://www.geraldwalsh.com/blog/how-to-impress-your-boss-when-you-re-not-receiving-feedback/

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/step-inside-the-mind-of-the-young-stephen-hawking-as-his-phd-thesis-goes-online-for-first-time

These Five Cognitive Biases Hurt Investors the Most
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/five-cognitive-biases-hurt-investors

Summary of provincial and territorial research & development (R&D) tax credits as at June 30, 2017.
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program/summary-provincial-territorial-research-development-tax-credits-december-31-2016.html?utm_source=sred&utm_medium=eml 

The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program will create more work-integrated learning placements for students
The program will focus on occupations in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business
http://www.avaerocouncil.ca/en/ccaa-and-student-work-integrated-learning-program 

Thales Canada Seeking New Suppliers for $5.2 Billion Canadian Navy Project
http://otcns.ca/news/2017-09-14/thales-canada-supplier-engagement-day-for-ajiss-presentation-now-available 

Seaspan Shipyards Supply Chain Conference
Download the presentation materials from Supply Chain Conference in Halifax on 5 September 2017.
https://www.seaspan.com/noncombatshipbuilder/suppliers-conference-presentation-materials 

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
(CETA) is a progressive trade agreement that upholds and promotes the values that Canada shares with the EU. Canada looks forward to implementing this landmark agreement with its European partners in 2017.
http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/ceta-aecg/index.aspx?lang=eng