US government indictment of Huawei released and it’s a pretty intense read

Huawei | February 13, 2020

Today, in the federal court in Brooklyn, NY, the United States Department of Justice filed its Huawei indictment. The superseding indictment papers formally accuse the Chinese technology company of various crimes, including violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), intellectual property theft, and conspiring to steal trade secrets from competitors.

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Assembly member, Clyde Vanel, serving the 33rd Assembly district of Queens, NY on the importance of blockchain in government.

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Assembly member, Clyde Vanel, serving the 33rd Assembly district of Queens, NY on the importance of blockchain in government.

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Government of Canada challenging innovators to create new software to assess and mitigate wildfire hazard

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | February 22, 2022

As Canadians have witnessed over the last few years, wildfires have had a significant impact on their lives, their communities and the country's economy. This was especially true in 2021, one of Canada's most damaging fire seasons in years, with 6,224 fires and a total area burned of 4.18 million hectares, an area that is seven times larger than Prince Edward Island. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program, the Government of Canada is launching a challenge and turning to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses to propose their innovative solutions to help communities that could be at risk from wildfires. Under the program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is inviting those businesses to develop novel software capable of producing high-resolution vegetation mapping data in wildland urban interface areas and wildland areas near communities. Fire behaviour prediction and wildfire hazard assessment and mitigation can be greatly improved with timely and accurate mapping data on fuel attributes. This data is key to looking at how we address and respond to emergencies like wildfires and other natural events. While the forest sector already collects information on the vegetation structure and composition, there are currently not enough tools available for quick and cost-effective processing of wildfire fuel attributes from these data. Challenge winners may receive up to $150,000 to refine their research and development into novel software and, if accepted into Phase 2 of the program, up to $1 million to develop a working prototype. The government can then act as a first customer, helping these businesses commercialize their innovations, scale up their business and create good middle-class jobs across Canada. Quotes "As wildfire risks increase, our government recognizes the urgency of adopting proactive strategies to mitigate disaster risk. With this challenge, we are mobilizing Canadian innovators to develop technologies that will improve our ability to predict and respond to wildfires and help prevent the disastrous consequences they can have on our communities." The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry "Strengthening the resilience of our communities and our wildlands through the research and development of science-based tools is a priority for Canada. Through this challenge, we are working to mitigate the risk posed by wildland fires and curb the loss of biodiversity in our forests, while providing economic opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses across the country." – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources

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NexTech’s InfernoAR Video Conferencing Platform Expands Sales to USA Government Contracts

NexTech AR Solutions | October 01, 2020

NexTech AR Solutions, an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, and AR-enhanced video conferencing and virtual events is pleased to announce it’s InfernoAR video conference platform is now entering the USA and international government contract sales channels of NCAGE, GSA, with the aim of landing large government agency contracts both in the USA and internationally. Nextech’s recently acquired wholly owned subsidiary Jolokia Corporation, now InfernoAR, has a registered NCAGE Code for doing business with international governments, NATO Commercial and Government agencies globally. It also has been GSA approved which opens the door to Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Federal Supply Schedules which are long-term governmentwide contracts.

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