Defence Research and Development Canada

July 14, 2010 10:43 ET

Government of Canada Makes Funding Available to Address Public Safety and National Security Priorities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - The Government of Canada announced today a call for proposals for science and technology projects that will enhance public safety and strengthen Canada's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from accidents, natural disasters, or terrorist and criminal acts that impact the safety and security of Canadians.

"Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is continuing its efforts to increase Canada's defence and public security posture through investments in S&T" said Dr. Robert S. Walker, Assistant Deputy Minister Science and Technology within the Department of National Defence and Chief Executive Officer of DRDC. "Through these investments, we are providing an important stimulus across the government, industry and academic sectors. We are maximizing innovation, strengthening our national institutions and socio-economic fabric and most importantly contributing to a more secure Canada."

Up to $18 million will be available, under the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), for new projects addressing a range of specific priorities identified by federal government departments and agencies that play a role in public safety and security.

See attached backgrounder, for more information (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&id=3462).

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