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The webinar will provide an introduction to the Controlled Goods Program such that the participants will understand the requirements for the program, its legislative and policy foundation as well as the process for obtaining certification and compliance with the policy. Controlled Goods Program (CGP) -a domestic industrial security program.
The program was introduced on April 30, 2001 to address a security issue in regard to the safeguarding of controlled goods within Canada's borders, primarily to respond to the strengthening of the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations promulgated by the US Department of State. Canada had to strengthen its own regulations to ensure that the US would continue to respect the Canadian exemption in the US regulations. Over the years, the program has been enhanced to ensure that companies approved to access controlled goods have put in place more rigorous procedures for clearing their personnel and confirming their background information. As the threats to companies have increased, the program has carried out detailed assessments to determine the actual risks to the data held by the company. New training programs have been established to assist companies in developing internal procedures to protect data against the myriad threats from other countries, non state actors and other companies.
Policies have been developed to address problems encountered in Canada with employees holding dual nationality. At the end of the webinar, the audience should have developed a basic understanding of the program and its requirements.
Why should you Attend: In order to access certain types of defence data, companies are required to be certified under the Controlled Goods Program (CGP). Most defence procurement programs in Canada require GCP certification just to receive the Request for Proposal and data associated with the RFP. Thus, lack of CGP certification is a very real impediment to doing business in the defence sector. Without this certification, companies will not be able access any defence acquisitions planned by the Government of Canada for defence acquisition during the next two decades. CGP certification has become as important to defence companies as ISO 2008 and AS 9100 certification.
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