Controlled Goods in Canada- A primer

Anthony Goode
Anthony Goode
60 Minutes
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6 months

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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.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Introduction
  • Enhanced Security Initiative
  • Legislative Background
  • Controlled Goods Program
  • Public Works and Government Services Responsibilities
  • Company Responsibilities
  • Clearance Procedures
  • Security Plan
  • Employee Clearances
  • Concluding material

Who Will Benefit:

  • VP Business Development
  • Director, Contracts
  • Company Security Officer
  • Compliance Officer

Speaker Profile
Anthony Goode After 30 years of commissioned service in the Canadian Navy, during which he commanded HMC Ships THUNDER, CHIGNECTO, SAGUENAY and ALGONQUIN, as well as Training Group Pacific, Fourth Destroyer Squadron and Royal Roads Military College, Tony Goode retired as the CF Naval Attache at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC in 1996 to join Litton Systems Canada (now L-3 Electronic Systems) as the Program Manager for the Tribal Class Update and Modernization Program (TRUMP). As that program wound down, Tony assumed responsibilities for program management of the CP 140 Mission Systems Avionics Engineering and In Service Support program and other related contracts.

Moving from Toronto to L-3's Halifax facility in late 1997, he assumed responsibility for starting up the Vehicle Electronics manufacturing program for the Canadian Army's Light Armoured Vehicle program. With the then General Motors Defence as the main customer, vehicle electronics developed one of the largest programs at the Halifax facility. It expanded even further with award of a contract from the GMD/GDLS joint venture for the US Army's Stryker Vehicle program to build all of the vehicle electronics for over 2000 vehicles.

In 2003, Capt Goode moved from Program Management to Business Development and was appointed Director of Business Development for L-3 Electronic Systems. He retired from L-3 in 2006 to join CFN Consultants Atlantic in their Aerospace and Defence consulting practice. In addition, he is currently the VP for Business Development for the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia. He belongs to the Naval Officers Association, NS Branch and is an active Rotarian. Tony is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the National Defence College of Canada.

The Controlled Goods Program in Canada is the equivalent of ITAR in the USA and imposes similar obligations on Canadian companies certified under the program. Over the years, the program has become more demanding in terms of the approval process, training, and overall compliance. 

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