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Public Services and Procurement Canada Minister Judy Foote, speaking at ITAC's procurement event in Ottawa on Mar. 9.

Published: April 4th, 2017


Liberals’ Innovation budget gets seal of approval from the tech industry

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the...

March 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Data breach notification in Canada

You’ll never know you’ve been attacked by some countries, Canadian infosec pros told

Wise infosec pros know to assume not only that their organizations can be penetrated, but also that they already have...

March 6th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Gloves IT teams fight back

HPE complaint raises concerns over federal procurement process

A spat between Hewlett-Packard Canada and Shared Services Canada (SSC) is bringing the accountability of the federal government department into sharp focus....

December 25th, 2016 Danny Bradbury

Canadian government announces new funding for rural high speed internet access

Rural and remote areas across Canada will see better Internet thanks to new investment by the federal government. Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

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Privacy commissioners urge Ottawa to be careful on defeating encryption

Parliament should be cautious before passing laws forcing organizations and people to open encryption systems, say Canada's privacy commissioners. In...

December 6th, 2016 Howard Solomon

CSIS headquarters Cyber security Canadian government

How court ruling on CSIS data collection impacts the enterprise

The uproar earlier this month about Canada’s domestic intelligence agency unlawfully keeping telecom metadata raises the issue of privacy officers ensuring...

November 17th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Federal pay backlog chopped in Phoenix system, but still slow going

Ottawa says it has winnowed down the backlog of federal salary problems related to the controversial Phoenix payment software to...

November 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

security and privacy issues

Britain updates cyber security strategy

Britain has launched a new national cyber security strategy, promising to spend $3.1 billion over the next five years to strengthen the defences...

November 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canadian government in IT matters

Ottawa still ‘driving very hard’ to resolve troubled Phoenix software pay system

There are increasing doubts the much federal government will be able to clear the backlog of payment arrears to bureaucrats...

October 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon