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Defence deputy minister to start sweeping procurement-rules review this summer

By Emily Haws      

Jody Thomas says she wants to pare down the procurement process to get new equipment quicker. Industry and opposition critics support the idea.

Department of National Defence deputy minister Jody Thomas says DND is in the early stages of reviewing federal defence procurement rules, with a view to streamline them to ensure the department can deliver on the promises outlined in its long-term plan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Department of National Defence deputy minister Jody Thomas says she’ll work through the summer to review how the Canadian government buys defence equipment, with a view to paring down the procurement process to get projects out the door quicker.

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