Trump’s NAFTA replacement needs to have its tires kicked

Los Angeles Times | July 05, 2019

President Trump would like to see the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratified without delay. It’s a bit like a used car salesperson giving you 10 minutes to accept the deal of the century. You may want to look under the hood and test-drive the vehicle first. USMCA is largely an updated and rebranded version of the North American Free Trade Agreement passed in 1993. That deal contributed to what the economist Joseph Stiglitz views as a defining national problem: “stagnant or declining wages at the bottom, an eviscerated middle class, and top wages that are soaring.”

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The new Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal has been promulgated by the historic Constituent Assembly as a result of the seven decades long struggle and sacrifice of the Nepali people. The Constitution, that was promulgated by the representative institution of the sovereign people, has institutionalized the achievements of people's movements and people's revolution such as democratic republic, federalism, secularism and inclusive - proportional representation. It has advocated for justice and equality by rejecting all kinds of discriminations and inequalities. It has a mission of developing the national economy oriented towards socialism, self -reliance, independence and prosperous by strengthening social harmony and national unity. This is the excellent Constitution from the perspectives of participatory and inclusive formulation process, progressive democratic contents and maximum public support. The Constitution is dynamic, contemporaneous, and flexible allowing for time to time amendments except the un-amendable provisions of Nepal's sovereignty, integrity, independency, and people’s sovereignty.

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The new Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal has been promulgated by the historic Constituent Assembly as a result of the seven decades long struggle and sacrifice of the Nepali people. The Constitution, that was promulgated by the representative institution of the sovereign people, has institutionalized the achievements of people's movements and people's revolution such as democratic republic, federalism, secularism and inclusive - proportional representation. It has advocated for justice and equality by rejecting all kinds of discriminations and inequalities. It has a mission of developing the national economy oriented towards socialism, self -reliance, independence and prosperous by strengthening social harmony and national unity. This is the excellent Constitution from the perspectives of participatory and inclusive formulation process, progressive democratic contents and maximum public support. The Constitution is dynamic, contemporaneous, and flexible allowing for time to time amendments except the un-amendable provisions of Nepal's sovereignty, integrity, independency, and people’s sovereignty.

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SuperCom Secured a New GPS Monitoring Contract in California

SuperCom | December 07, 2020

SuperCom a worldwide supplier of made sure about answers for the e-Government, IoT and Cybersecurity areas , reported today that it has made sure about another GPS monitoring contract in California. The contracting office is a privately owned business serving the legal administrations market. The contract is for SuperCom's PureTrack cell phone GPS following items and is organized as a for every unit for each day rent model, with charging toward the finish of every month. "With every new win, we become more confident in our business plan, our proprietary technology offering and our ability to add value in places where others cannot," stated Ordan Trabelsi, President of the Americas. "When new customers move over to our platform, they have concluded that the multitude of benefits they will receive simply outweigh the investment and risk inherent in such a change." "We designed our products with new ideas on how to best serve the offender monitoring market. From the field based offender hardware to the backend monitoring software, we have implemented fresh and viable concepts that are being recognized through each new contract. And with each new contract, we expect an increase in our long-term recurring revenues and our global footprint in this market," concluded Ordan. SuperCom's PureSecurity Suite is a best-of-breed electronic monitoring and following stage, which contains a complete arrangement of inventive highlights, including PDA combination, secure correspondence, progressed security, against alter components, finger impression biometrics, voice correspondence, one of a kind touch screens and expanded battery life. About SuperCom Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

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Hadean's Web 3.0 Tech to Power Ministry of Defence Project

Hadean | November 25, 2021

Web 3.0 start up, Hadean, today announce they have successfully secured a project with the MoD's Defence and Security Accelerator. Providing a joint solution along with Cervus, they will be working with British Army's Headquarters' Futures Team over the next 12 months to deliver "The Forge". The decision support system uses a number of emerging distributed and spatial web technologies designed to solve DASA's 'Simulating Future Battlespace Complexity' challenge. This joint venture speaks volumes to the power of true innovation that occurs within smaller companies. Increasingly complex battlespaces and new forms of threat require a data-driven approach for analysing scenarios to provide the optimal decision, but a number of incumbent processes remain inefficient. Often decisions are made through lengthy deliberations between various experts. These conversations may involve compromises, counter arguments and often subjective viewpoints. The nature of this process results in a slow to action organisations that can miss key deadlines and risk serious negative outcomes. The Forge looks to automate this process using a combination of new web 3.0 technologies. At the foundations, the Hadean Platform delivers the high demand computation in order to sufficiently power the parallelised simulations. It does this through a distributed cloud solution that offers invariant scalability across any on premise, cloud or edge environment. On the front end, these simulations are realised by Cervus and then run through their analytics engine. "Defence is undergoing an infrastructural uprooting in the shape of distributed computing and web 3.0 technologies. This joint contract between Cervus and Hadean with the MoD demonstrates a commitment to digitalisation in order to gain the technological upperhand by leveraging our combined solutions. In the same way that social interaction is changing in the form of the metaverse, single synthetic environments for the military are becoming more complex and immersive. Additionally, our platforms are enabling in depth analysis of defence scenarios, providing real time decision support to decision makers. Hadean's scalability provides the compute power necessary for these demanding applications." Hadean CEO, Craig Beddis Alan Roan, MD of Cervus.ai, said "Cervus are immensely proud to be working with our partners at Hadean. The compute power needed to run multiple simulations to quickly examine different courses of action has limited the way we deliver decision support to date. Integrating our analytics engine, Hive 2.0, with MAK and Antycip's world class simulation products and Hadean's distributed computing platform, will significantly reduce the associated costs and increase the speed of wargaming and experimentation. We also recognise training and operation applications in this capability, similar to those which we recently demonstrated at the recent Army Warfighting Experiment 21 and we look forward to prototyping at pace, alongside the British Army, supported by the excellent DASA team." Introducing The Forge The Forge is a three pronged approach to delivering operational insights: Top down – from policy or operational drivers (planned capability/architectural innovation) Bottom-up – from lessons learnt and capability gaps (contingent improvement/incremental innovation) Solution-led – from technology opportunities, COTS/MOTS, or politically driven decisions(opportunity exploitation/ disruptive innovation) It creates powerful, workable solutions by: Developing and testing innovative solutions to pressing strategic issues, capability gaps and operational optimisation. Injecting agility into the strategic decision cycle, enabling continuous testing of concepts, and the rapid development of capabilities and doctrine Enabling effective outcomes to avoid technology shock, counter adversary and reduce operational risk across the breadth of operations At a foundational level, the distributed cloud platform provided by Hadean does the computational 'heavy lifting', running and orchestrating simulations and interaction between them. Together with Cervus, Hadean's technologies deliver a more automated approach that is currently defining emerging trends in IT. This project will further bolster the significance of web 3.0 technologies, across verticals and, demonstrates the Ministry of Defence's commitment to innovation, and working with disruptive organisations. About Hadean Founded in 2015, Hadean are a venture backed startup, reimagining distributed, spatial and scalable computing for web 3.0 and the metaverse. The distributed cloud platform provides the foundations of web 3.0 applications for the metaverse, enterprise organisations and the defence sector. Customers include CAE, Microsoft, Minecraft, the Francis Crick Institute and Cervus.

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State of Texas Chooses Hughes for Managed Network Services Contract

Hughes Network Systems | February 28, 2022

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to offer managed telecommunications services in the State of Texas. The contract, with a four-year initial term, brings a full range of satellite, cable, fiber and wireless technologies to connect Texas government offices and schools with high performing, enterprise-grade broadband and Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). "Hughes has proudly served the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1999," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president, Hughes. "With this new agreement, we expand our offering considerably, bringing more options and more optimized network services to support the essential work of Texas state, county and local agencies, departments and public education entities of all sizes." A leading managed services provider, Hughes partners with hundreds of broadband carriers to bring best-available connectivity to every site in a customer's network for primary, secondary and even tertiary back-up. Available transports from Hughes in Texas include fiber, cable, microwave, LTE and satellite – integrated and optimized to support bandwidth intensive activities like streaming video and interactive applications. About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers Internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. About EchoStar EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.

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