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FRONTLINE DEFENCE 2017: ISSUE 1

We're told that procurement has to be complicated, and that teams of lawyers are required on all sides, but let's deconstruct that notion. Thinking outside the bureaucratic box would allow us to reset the parameters for a less cumbersome, faster, and ultimately "more fair" system.

Five years later, has there been enough improvement in the years since CADSI's 2012 report was published?

Numerous new programs have been created to offer a wide variety of benefits to serving and veteran members.

The future of peacekeeping missions and defence spending commitments are vague.

The RCAF’s new Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft will be a “game-changer.” 

Why does Canada penalize advance investors for losing a defence bid? Why does only one sector benefit from defence offsets when all taxpayers contribute? Good questions, right? 

A survey from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has identified three recurring priorities based on national interest.

At the annual CDA conference, Interim leader Rona Ambrose shared her thoughts on the defence policy review and defence procurement.

Mixed messages from the U.S. create uncertainty over the future of NATO and European security.

Defence capability gaps aren’t an issue in our country. So why should the federal government announce one now?

DND. CCG, Seaspan, RCN, PSPC, DRS, RCAF, Nortrax, New Zealand Trade, Virtual Marine, Invest Ottawa, Valley Associates, Wounded Warriors, and Lockheed Martin.

Concerns are growing over Trump's views and impact on both nuclear-armed states and others (state and non-state) with nuclear aspirations.