New Canarie president starts today

Guy Bujold takes over the top job at Canarie Inc., Canada’s advanced research network, today following an interim posting as president of the Canadian Space Agency. Prior to joining the CSA in January, Bujold was assistant deputy minister for special projects at Industry Canada and was a key architect in the formulation of the new federal science and technology strategy when he was assistant deputy minister for science and innovation. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked for the Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs Ministry of the Ontario government. Bujold replaces Andrew Bjerring who was a founding member of Canarie’s board, and its president/CEO since 1993.

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New Canarie president/CEO starts today

Guy Bujold takes over the top job at Canarie Inc., Canada’s advanced research network, today following an interim posting as president of the Canadian Space Agency. Prior to joining the CSA in January, Bujold was assistant deputy minister for special projects at Industry Canada and was a key architect in the formulation of the new federal science and technology strategy when he was assistant deputy minister for science and innovation. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked for the Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs Ministry of the Ontario government. He replaces Andrew Bjerring, who had been president/CEO of Canarie since 1993.

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WCA president to unveil new strategy next month

The Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) has already set its sights on the new American president and will offer the new administration a national broadband wireless plan. Dubbed the National Wireless Broadband Communications Strategy for the New Administration, WCA president Fred Campbell will kick off its Silicon Valley Symposium with the plan’s unveiling. He will also provide insight into the new direction of WCA under his leadership and his vision for wireless broadband.

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Route1 gets deal with US government

Route1 Inc., a Toronto-based provider of security gear, has announced that it will begin delivering its secure identity management and dynamic virtual private network (VPN) platform to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The contract is also in conjunction with Route1’s reseller Qwest Communications International Inc. The initial three-year deal is worth more than $2 million.

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IDC gets more business from US government

International Datacasting Corp., an Ottawa-based provider of satellite communications equipment, has received a follow-on order from a US defence contractor and aerospace company for its new DVB-S2 dual tuner integrated receiver and decoder (IRD), the SuperFlex SFX3104-L. The product is a new compact, lightweight configuration of IDC’S SuperFlex line of commercial off-the-shelf products.

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