Search

(2018,
issue 1)
[field_writer2]

It’s time to take on new challenges and bring tomorrow to the fore. Now, more than ever before, the world looks to innovation as a way forward – and FrontLine intends to create a key platform for highlighting the best and brightest innovative products, services, and visions.

In this innovation mission, FrontLine aligns with the goals of government, industry, academia, and the armed forces – to make this a safer, more secure, and more efficient world.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

It began in 2007 after a lengthy and expensive Inquiry and resulted in a $10.5M payoff to Maher Arar.

(2018,
issue 1)
[field_writer2]

“So, would you mind if we pinged your mobile?” he asked. I had no idea what my German colleague was talking about, so my off-hand reply was “fill your boots, ping away!” The next morning, however, I received a call from Berlin, telling me they had indeed pinged me, and pinpointed me just outside Russell, Ontario – where I live.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY HELEN OFOSU [field_writer2]

Brave New World, Old-School Problems...
We’ve all heard about the fast-approaching, brave new world where autonomous vehicles and other technology will save us time, trouble, and money. We look forward to private vehicles where we don’t need to focus on the road (many vehicles already feature early stages of this capability). We’ll be able to reclaim countless commuting hours and re-allocate that time to rest, catching up with family, or even productive work. It’s all very exciting.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD BRAY [field_writer2]

When disaster overwhelms a Canadian community’s medical resources, a federal program called the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile (NESS) can deliver fast relief. 

The capability was demonstrated last August in the Nunavut hamlet of Rankin Inlet during a disaster scenario under the Government of Canada’s annual event called Operation Nanook. The various emergency scenarios simulated fires and an explosion, generating casualties well beyond the response capacity of the regional hospital. A call for assistance soon followed.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS [field_writer2]

Canada, a founding partner of both NATO and NORAD, is facing an increasingly asymmetrical threat environment that has become more complex because of lawfare and hybrid warfare. This requires Canada to have interlinked policies of defence and security; foreign affairs; economic and international trade; and environment. All of these issues are interconnected and cannot be viewed in isolation by any of Canada’s military, political or policy leaders. 

(2018,
issue 1)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE [field_writer2]

Traditional crime prevention and response have long been seen as community-oriented public safety measures. Today, the implications of social media and instantaneous reporting of officers’ actions, in some cases throughout the world, before formal inquiries can even begin, has led to a greater appreciation of the value of simulated training.

(2018,
issue 1)
[field_writer2]

Walking through the conference doors to ConvergX 2018 in Calgary, it was clear this was a unique opportunity. This event brings the global Aerospace, Defence, Security, Energy and Mining sectors together to create investment and growth opportunities. The third annual event had gathered intensely influential panels and recognized the importance of the Q&A for delegates to engage. Leaving only a few minutes panelists presentations and up to 20 minutes for open discussions to the invite-only audience, the host & organizer, Wa–Vv, encouraged a lively exchange of information and ideas.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY BARRY M. RISK [field_writer2]

The oldest enforcement arm of the Government in Canada is not the RCMP, Transport, or any other department of the Government. Before 1867, in fact well before, there was Customs, now called the Canada Border Services Agency.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES [field_writer2]

Frontline workers are exposed to varying degrees of traumatic situations almost daily, increasing the prevalence of mental health issues and associated sleep disorders. Indeed, 2017 research from Johnson & Johnson shows that Canadian military service members and first responders struggle to get support for their own health needs.