Hardent’s FPGA design expertise is eligible to service the Canadian defense and controlled goods sector.
Hardent is excited to announce its acceptance into the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP). The Controlled Goods Program (CGP) was created in 2001 to strengthen the Canada-U.S. agreement on defense trade controls. The Program is managed under the authorities of the Production Act and the Controlled Goods Regulations. The CGP is also essential to maintaining the unique Canadian exemption with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
This program, run by the federal government, manages the procedures by which private industry has access to classified information. By being accepted into the program, Hardent is now eligible to consult on defense-related and military FPGA design projects run by either by the federal government or other agencies.
Certification for the Canadian controlled goods program requires companies to comply with various legal and security measures. The detailed record-keeping of information, together with an extensive training program aimed at everyone involved is among the requirements, including an intensive few months of background checks.
This certification enables Hardent to be ready for the October 2011 Phase II launch of the Canadian Goods Program, which is meant to create a more secure environment for business and government and also to meet those standards outlined in section 126.18 of the ITAR. “We are excited to move ahead and be on the forefront of the Controlled Goods Program. Being so will allow us to continue to fully service our clients in the security and defense sector,” Simon Robin, the president and founder of Hardent announced.
Hardent serves as an extension of companies’ electronic design and engineering departments to achieve faster time-to-market and high electronic innovation. With a rapid understanding of company and project requirements, Hardent’s problem-solving skills and cutting-edge design expertise produce creative electronic solutions. The company offers transparent communication, high project visibility and never-ending support. For further information about electronic design services, visit the Hardent website.
Hardent is also a highly-experienced training house and exclusively accredited Xilinx Authorized Training Provider for Canada, New England and Southeastern United States. Hardent offers FPGA courses, digital signal processing (DSP) design training, embedded software course training, and a range of other courses targeted to electronic design experts. Consult the Hardent website for more on the Hardent training schedule.