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Mark Collins – “Canada’s Security & Intelligence Community after 9/11: Key Challenges and Conundrums”

19 Sep

A paper very much worth the read by Prof. Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa–it includes an interesting discussion of CSIS’ legislatively clarified and expanded mandate to operat…

Source: Mark Collins – “Canada’s Security & Intelligence Community after 9/11: Key Challenges and Conundrums”

Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

16 Sep

Very interesting, will our media notice what’s at 2.? France’s former top SIGINT spy confirms an advanced persistent threat and muses about a merger with German intelligence [the foreign inte…

Source: Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

Mark Collins – The United States of (bad joke) America

15 Sep

Colin Powell: Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell [the best president the US never had? ah, the good old days] show him strongly criticizing Donald Trump, labeling him a ̶…

Source: Mark Collins – The United States of (bad joke) America

Mark Collins – The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post

30 Aug

Further to these posts, Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2 NY Times Notices: Dragon Devouring Canadian Chinese Media a Globe and Mail cartoon is worth a thousand …

Source: Mark Collins – The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

Mark Collins – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

25 Aug

An e-mail received from SecDev: The Canadian International Council (CIC [website here]) National Capital Branch, Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS [see end of the po…

Source: Mark Collins – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

Mark Collins – Canada: “Time to get serious about cyber security”

23 Aug

A theme I have been stressing for quite some time–further to these posts, Time For Canadian Government to Get Really Cyber Serious–But It’s Not Offensive Cyber Capability for Canadian Forces?…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada: “Time to get serious about cyber security”

Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)

19 Aug

The British government is not shying away from doing what it considers necessary to fight terrorism (the SIGINT agency GCHQ mentioned later in the quote): Revealed: How MI5 and MI6 used powers to s…

Source: Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)

Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

2 Aug

Further to these posts, Chinese Threat to US Navy/Would US Dare Attack Mainland? Making the Case For the Eagle’s Carriers vs the Dragon: NOT USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With Chi…

Source: Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle