Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

September 22, 2014 13:37 ET

Minister Finley Congratulates Christyn Cianfarani, New President of CADSI

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2014) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today offered their sincere congratulations to Christyn Cianfarani on her appointment as the new president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).

Ms. Cianfarani, through her work as Expert Advisor to Special Advisor Tom Jenkins in the development of the report entitled Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities, has been instrumental in the development of our Government's Defence Procurement Strategy. This report, along with substantive industry engagement and recommendations from other independent advisors, provided important input and helped inform the Canadian government's approach to developing the Defence Procurement Strategy and improving defence procurement outcomes.

Earlier this year, Ms. Cianfarani also accepted a position on the Interim Board of Directors of the Government's new Defence Analytics Institute, working to put the institute on permanent footing by 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The Defence Procurement Strategy is the most fundamental shift in Canada's procurement policy in over 30 years. It has three key objectives: delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner; leveraging our purchases of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and streamlining defence procurement processes.

Quotes

"Canada's new Defence Procurement Strategy is the most fundamental shift in Canada's procurement policy in over 30 years and will be an important enabler of job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity in our country. I am very pleased that Ms. Cianfarani has accepted this influential leadership role, and that she will continue to be a strong advocate in strengthening our relationship with the Canadian defence industry. I would like to personally wish her the best of luck in her new position."

The Honourable Diane Finley

Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"Our Government will continue to provide our men and women in uniform with the tools they require to fulfill the tasks asked of them. I am pleased that someone with such breadth and depth of experience in the defence and security sector, specifically in relation to defence procurement, has been selected to fill this role with CADSI. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Ms. Cianfarani."

The Honourable Rob Nicholson

Minister of National Defence

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Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities

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