Defence Minister announces membership of the Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition
June 1, 2015
OTTAWA – Canadian defence procurement will now be subject to the rigour of a new independent, third-party challenge function with today’s announcement of the first Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition, a core component of the Government of Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy.
The Panel brings together the right combination of knowledge, experience and expertise to help validate the requirements for major military procurement projects and to provide independent, third-party advice to the Minister of National Defence. The establishment of this panel is an important initiative to help National Defence achieve greater clarity and certainty in the initial stages of the procurement process.
On the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Governor in Council (GIC) has appointed the following panel members:
- Mr. Larry Murray, CM, CMM, CD (also the chair designate)
- Mr. Martin Gagné
- Ms. Renée Jolicoeur
- Mr. Philippe Lagassé
- Mr. David N. Caddey
Office of the Minister of National Defence
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