Can innovations in procurement lead to new ways of working?

By June 2017, the Public Engagement Team at the Privy Council Office (PCO) had received many questions from departments about digital engagement tools. The team began searching for these tools, only to find that while there were some great open source public engagement tools out there, none were immediately ready for Government of Canada (GC)...

Engaging Citizens: May/June 2018 issue

We are excited to share with you the May/June issue of Canadian Government Executive. In this issue, we have an interview with Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada. Other stories in this issue: Innovations in Public Engagement Being Canadian: Quebec’s Dialogue with the Rest of Canada Engaging on Engagement From Policy...

Defence Procurement in Canada: Major Actors and Approaches to Risk

Over the past decade, major Canadian procurement projects have encountered increasing difficulties, ranging from multi-million dollar cost overruns, decades-long delays, and lackluster capabilities. Military programs, partly due to their large capital outlays, are particularly vulnerable (albeit, by no means unique, as the Phoenix pay system debacle illustrates). Potential causes for these issues include the increasing...

October issue: From procurement to commissioning

We are excited to announce that the October issue of Canadian Government Executive is now available. In this issue, we have stories on: From procurement to the commissioning of public services Leveraging business architecture and business intelligence to create a value-added risk-based audit plan Transforming a department to focus on results The Canadian Interagency Forest...

TechGov Forum: How can your agency unlock value from its digital assets?

Does your organization have a very narrow view of what digital means in today’s economy? If so, then your agency may be losing out on the opportunity to unlock the true value of its digital assets. Overall, Canadians are upbeat about the principles of digital strategy. As many as seven out of 10 executives in...

How government agencies can beef-up cloud security

In the last few years, we’ve seen various federal governments warning up to the cloud. For instance, The United States and the United Kingdom have both instituted “cloud first” policies with regards to the adoption of cloud technologies. The Canadian federal government’s Information Technology Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 takes a more pragmatic approach by providing...

Special Episode! | Cost Estimation, Deliverology, and Valuable CEUs

In this special episode of CGE Radio, your host John Jones interviews the President of the International Cost Estimation and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Canada Chapter about their upcoming event in Ottawa on May 1-2, 2017. Learn why the event is of such great importance and how it can help you gather valuable CEUs in costing....

More Than Tactical Procurement: Commodity Management as a New Strategic Tool

Commodity Management (the official term for life-cycle asset management of goods and services) presents an opportunity to amplify the value of government purchases. This can be achieved via the Procurement and Material Management (MM) functions of any department. A strategic, enterprise-wide approach to Commodity Management would enable coordinated asset management decisions, which would result in...

The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks

Risk is always present in any undertaking, no matter the size or duration of the project. Risk can jack up program costs, foul up schedules and draw out projects beyond their stated deadlines, and even ultimately derail a program....

$4.2-B in NATO procurement programs tackled in NITEC17

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with its 28 independent member countries across North America and Europe represents a multi-billion dollar procurement contract opportunity for Canadian defence companies. And NITEC17 , the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) agency industry conference is bringing more than 600 high-level defence experts from across the allied militaries, industry and academia to...