TABLE OF CONTENTS 2008 issue 1

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

Developing and maintaining an ­indigenous industrial capability would provide many benefits.

BY COLIN KENNY

Counting the money differently isn’t going to put a dent in the performance of an underfunded organization.

BY KEN PENNIE

A “Canada First” policy implies a more specific focus on Canadian interests. Will DND be able to align itself to this strategy?

BY CLAUDE BACHAND

Before purchasing, it is essential to establish a defence ­policy, and afterwards develop a ­military capacity plan.

BY ROBERT DAY

The procurement process is fraught with far too many interlopers who have inserted themselves into the process.

BY BERNIE GROVER

Most major countries have recognized that defence industry policy is a vital ­component of their overall defence policy.

BY ALAN WILLIAMS

I fell into the trap of believing that there was truly a desire to change the system.

BY A DEFENCE STAKEHOLDER

Responsibility should come with the authority to make decisions.

BY LAURIE HAWN

A visit to Afghanistan with the Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, and the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, was another eye-opening experience as I toured Canada’s AOR... it has changed a bit over the last 12 months, and it is clear to me that progress is being made in that part of the world.

Lockheed Martin: IRBs Announced General Dynamics: Level 5 CMMI Raytheon: Best Managed Company.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

FrontLine’s "Great Debate" on procurement looks at the situation from many angles... none of them very good.