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The Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) is based on a whole-of-government approach to defence procurement through the application of early and continuous engagement, timely and effective decision-making to guide and co-ordinate defence and major military procurements while fulfilling the Government's commitment to better ensure that purchases of defence equipment create economic opportunities for Canadians.
The Strategy has three key objectives: delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) in a timely manner; leveraging our purchases of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and streamlining defence procurement processes.
The Strategy is informed by the Government's extensive engagement with the industry and by the recommendations found in the Tom Jenkins report (also called Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities) and David Emerson report (also called Aerospace Review) commissioned by the Government of Canada.
Substantive industry engagement and recommendations from independent advisors, namely the Canada First: Leveraging Defence Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities report by Tom Jenkins and the Aerospace Review Report by David Emerson, have provided important input and helped inform the Government's approach to developing the DPS and improving defence procurement outcomes.
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