Welcome!

News Feed Item

Leveraging Defence Procurement to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- PWGSC

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, attended the CanSecWest Conference today to highlight Canada's new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS).

The Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) represents a fundamental change in the Government of Canada's approach to defence procurement, and includes the following components:

Delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner:

--  Ensuring early and continuous industry and client engagement in the
    procurement process;
--  Starting in June 2014, publishing an annual Defence Acquisition Guide
    that outlines National Defence (DND) procurement priorities; and
--  Establishing within DND an independent, third-party challenge for
    military requirements.

Leveraging our purchases of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada:

--  Using a weighted and rated Value Proposition, to assess bids for defence
    and major Canadian Coast Guard procurements;
--  Implementing an Export Strategy to support international sales
    opportunities and participation in global value chains;
--  Identifying and applying Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) to inform
    potential economic benefits of individual procurements so that they meet
    the CAF's needs and increase the competitiveness of Canadian firms in
    the global marketplace; and
--  Establishing an independent, third-party Defence Analytics Institute
    which will provide expert analysis to support the objectives of the
    Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) and its evaluation. The interim board
    was announced on February 19, 2014.

Streamlining defence procurement processes:

--  Adopting a new regime to ensure streamlined and coordinated decision-
    making for defence and major Canadian Coast Guard procurements;
--  Establishing a Defence Procurement Secretariat within Public Works and
    Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to ensure close coordination among
    key departments; and
--  Reviewing the current National Defence delegated authority to purchase
    goods with a view to increasing the level from the current $25,000 to
    achieve more efficient procurement practices.

Quick Facts

--  The three key objectives of the Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) are
    to: deliver the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and
    the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner; leverage our purchases of
    defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and
    streamline defence procurement processes.
--  DND will publish its first annual Defence Acquisition Guide in June
    2014.
--  The Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) will encourage competitiveness of
    Canadian defence-related firms on both a domestic and international
    stage.
--  Defence procurement spending has significant potential to produce
    substantial spin-off benefits to Canada's knowledge, innovation and
    export-based economy.
--  Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) are areas of the Canadian defence
    industry where Canada has the capability to support CAF needs and thus
    potential to spur economic growth and job creation.
--  The Defence Procurement Secretariat will use the principles of early and
    frequent engagement, and draw on independent advice to ensure faster and
    more efficient decision-making to streamline defence procurement
    processes.
--  Canada has over 650 firms engaged in providing defence goods and
    services, generating $9.4 billion in revenue, with an estimated economic
    impact of $6 billion of GDP and employment for 64,000 full-time
    employees. Half of the industry's revenues are from exports.

Quotes

"The Harper Government is committed to giving our men and women in uniform the equipment that they need, in a more timely and cost-effective way and at better value for taxpayers. It is also important that we leverage our investments for greater benefit to the Canadian economy because that means jobs, growth and prosperity for everyone. Canada's defence industry has some of the best talent in the world and it is important that Canadian companies can compete both here and in the global defence market." - Public Works and Government Services Minister, Diane Finley.

Related Products

Defence Procurement Strategy

Associated Links

PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site.

Follow us on Twitter.

Contacts:
Marcel Poulin
Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Works and Government Services Canada
819-956-2315

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reducti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...