Rachel Harch presented as a Fellow of Engineers Australia
Aug 31, 2017
A huge congratulations to Rachel Harch FIEAust!
This morning, Rachel was presented with her award as a Fellow of Engineers Australia during the 2017 Engineers Australia Executive Breakfast, hosted by Young Engineers Australia and Women in Engineering Australia (Queensland Division) at the Sofitel in Brisbane.
Rachel led the keynote addresses with a her presentation entitled ‘Big Problems need Big Minds’ and explored the diverse thinking required to solve the engineering problems of the future.
Many thanks to the team of Novans that came out to cheer her on and show their support.
Nova Systems announced as Australian Authorised Training partner for Adelard ASCE
Aug 30, 2017
Nova Systems is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to become an authorised trainer of Adelard’s Assurance and Safety Case Editor (ASCE) tool and reseller in the Australasian Regions that are already being served by our system safety and assurance consulting services.
Geoplex Products Pty Ltd (a business entity within the Nova Group) will transact sales in this function (as they do with other benchmark industry modelling tools) while Nova Systems will provide all training and implementation support services.
Nova Systems, system safety and assurance consultants foremost priority is to assist clients in taming complexity in solving the problems that really matter. In safety and assurance case programs, this is achieved through planning, modelling and managing in a pragmatic and compliant manner. Building and maintaining this assurance capability, drives Nova to research, recognise and adopt ‘best of breed’ tools that help us and our clients in the common and often competing challenge areas of complexity and rigour. Nova can then provide consultancy services to select, tailor, implement and effectively establish tool-use integrated with client business systems.
As one of those tools – ASCE provides a variety of assurance modelling techniques (eg. notations such as GSN, CAE, or Bow-Tie and more) for development and ongoing management of Safety, Capability and Security assurance cases, operational safety management and regulatory compliance information. ASCE is ‘tried and tested’ in safety critical industries, and respected by regulators internationally. Providing clear and robust communication via common format and tailorable template outputs, or interfaces with common systems engineering tools and easy access traceability to assurance evidence. ASCE allows simplified control and tracking of critical documentation underpinning structured argument approaches. https://www.adelard.com/asce/choosing-asce/index.html provides a full description of features and benefits.
Nova Group places #11 In the 2017 Best Places to Work
Aug 30, 2017
Nova Group – Nova Systems parent company – is delighted to announce today that for the sixth time in eight years, the company has again placed in the Best Places to Work survey, Top 50 companies in Australia, 2017.
With significant employee and revenue growth in year 16/17, Nova Group continues to be committed to providing a company that is built on culture, values and our people.
On notification of the prestigious listing, Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume said, “It is a great honour to lead a company that strives to provide a safe, strong and stimulating work environment for all employees, that is fundamentally built on our culture and values.”
“Recognition within the Top 50 is a credit to all within our companies, particularly our People Managers who really do go over and above to ensure all employees are happy and engaged.”
The Best Places to Work study is widely acclaimed in Australia. Based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia, the quality of this year’s study was higher than ever.
Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures.
Nova Group acts as the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, integrated communications specialists Auspace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.
Nova Systems Supports the Inaugural 2017 Defence Industry Cyber Security Challenge
Aug 30, 2017
Nova Systems is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the inaugural 2017 Defence Industry Cyber Security Challenge, hosted by the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN). Launched in South Australia – home of Nova Systems ANZ headquarters – the Cyber Security Challenge is being held to help spark interest in all things cyber security.
The growing global demand for cyber security products and services provides a significant economic opportunity for Australia. Australia’s growth prospects are sizeable if it succeeds in focusing on the unique strengths and advantages it possesses in cyber security. This is true even though the domestic cyber security sector is still in its infancy and the Australian market has so far been dominated by foreign players.
- Over the next decade, the Australian cyber security sector has the potential to almost triple in size, with revenues soaring to A$6 billion by 2026, from just over A$2 billion today
- Australia’s cyber security sector will become larger, more diverse and more sophisticated in servicing the security needs of organisations concerned with managing their cyber risks
Critical to achieving the benefits of this strategically significant opportunity is ensuring Australia’s well-recognised cyber security skills shortage is addressed and our world leading talent identified, nurtured and rewarded.
The Defence Industry Cyber Security Challenge is the first challenge under a comprehensive national program of cyber security challenges being delivered by ACSGN. This program is focused on skills development and talent identification, designed to complement cyber security skills and curricula enhancement being undertaken across Australia’s primary, secondary and tertiary education systems.
The Challenge involves two distinct scenarios – a capture the flag technical stream and an insider threat analysis and detection stream – held in fictitious defence industry organisations. The Challenge seeks to identify and encourage talented individuals currently studying or interested in cyber security careers.
The Challenge will run over 5 days from 9 to 13 September and is open to individuals aged 18 and over who aren’t currently employed in cyber security professions.
Registration is via the ACSGN website:
Nova Systems is committed to supporting the development and assurance of Australian security and sovereign capability.
Nova Systems to exhibit at PAC 2017
Aug 26, 2017
Nova Systems will be attending and exhibiting at Pacific 2017, International Maritime Conference in Sydney 3-5 October.
The PAC conference and exposition is the pre-eminent showcase of commercial maritime and naval defence industry in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The timing of the exposition in 2017 marks the commencement of Australia’s most significant capital investment in naval capability.
Come and visit our stand at 3F6 to see our Maritime team showcasing technology demos, partner products and training solutions.
Nova Systems is the trusted partner in the assured delivery of sovereign Maritime Capability.