Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure

Description

Develop and manage modern, operational and sustainable bases and infrastructure. Contribute to the achievement of federal environmental targets.  

Planning highlights

The proper management of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) varied bases and installations, spread throughout Canada, supports the training of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen, so that they can be successful on operations. Bases and wings are home to many units and formations within the CAF. They house brigade groups, squadrons, regiments and military police and serve as training facilities critical to CAF readiness and operations.

Taking care of our people on base will remain our primary responsibility. This includes the provision of a variety of critical services to on-base military personnel such as medical care, financial support, food and housing.

In our continued commitment to implement the recommended changes to Department of National Defence (DND) Military Family Housing Program, outlined in the Auditor General’s fall 2015 Report, the Defence Team will present a revised accommodation policy to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts by 31 December 2018.

The Defence Team administers the largest real property portfolio in the federal government. Maintaining modern and sustainable infrastructure that supports military requirements, improves efficiency, and reduces energy and environment footprint, are critical enablers for CAF operations.

Defence will continue to rationalize the real property portfolio to ensure the efficient and effective use of DND resources. This includes lowering energy costs through the use of performance contracts, reducing the total cost of ownership through the use of public/private partnership arrangements, and realizing a right-size infrastructure portfolio through a comprehensive and integrated national real property plan.

Departmental Result - 6.1 Naval and Army Bases, and Airforce Wings enable military operations and defence activities

  • Improve support to CAF personnel and their families through base-administered programs and services, including the Military Family Resource Centres.
  • Resource bases to implement green initiatives beyond the current delivery of the environmental programs as part of our continued commitment to a green military.
  • In our continued commitment to implement the recommended changes to the military housing program, outlined in the Auditor General’s 2015 Fall Report, we will present a revised accommodation policy to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts by 31 December 2018.
  • Implement low-risk housing, office space and offsite investment plans to improve the overall condition and sustainability of the housing portfolio with the aim of providing safe and accessible accommodation, based on CAF requirements.
  • Develop and promulgate a Range and Training Area Sustainability Standard, building on the existing draft Sustainable Range and Training Area Management Standard.

For information, refer to the following webpages:

Planned results

Departmental ResultsDepartmental Result IndicatorsTarget Date to achieve target2014–15 Actual results2015–16 Actual results2016–17 Actual results
6.1 Naval and Army Bases, and Airforce Wings enable military operations and defence activities Degree to which Bases and Wings are supporting their units in carrying out their mandated duties To be determined by 31 March 2019 To be determined by 31 March 2019 Not Available Not Available

Not Available

New indicator as of 2018-19

Note: For more information about National Defence performance indicators, please visit at GC InfoBase xlvi.

Departmental Result 6.2 - Defence infrastructure is well-managed throughout its lifecycle

  • Improve infrastructure on bases and wings, including required off-base/wing office space and housing for CAF personnel.
  • Continue to dispose of underutilized or obsolete buildings in order to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure portfolio while at the same time help us to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Continue to transform Real Property management to provide a consistent level of services across the country and optimize resources by enabling Real Property operations units to deliver effective services, including the maintenance and repair of National Defence infrastructure, the provision of architecture and engineering and project management support, portfolio planning and management as well as procurement services to National Defence buildings, property and other real property holdings across Canada.
  • Explore ways to partner with the private sector through performance-based contractual agreements, in consultation with employees, stakeholders, local communities and public sector unions.

For more information, consult the Investing in Infrastructure xlvii and Infrastructure Projects xlviii webpages.

Planned results

Departmental Results

Departmental Result IndicatorsTarget Date to achieve target2014–15 Actual results2015–16 Actual results

2016–17 Actual results

6.2 Defence infrastructure is well-managed throughout its lifecycle % of real property that is rated as being in fair or better condition 80% or greater 31 March 2019 Not available 83.88 ** 85.49 **
% of maintenance and repair investment in relation to the infrastructure portfolio value 1.4%* 31 March 2020 Not available 1.19%** 1.31%**
% of the total real property value that is defined as surplus 1% or less 31 March 2019 Not available 0.60%** 0.35%**

 Notes:

  1. * This value reflects an industry benchmark for best practices in sustainment of infrastructure portfolios.
  2. ** Future results under the Departmental Results Framework may not be directly comparable to past years’ results. This is due to changes in indicator methodology previously used under the Program Alignment Architecture framework.

  3. For more information about National Defence performance indicators, please visit GC InfoBase xlix.

Departmental Result 6.3 - Defence activities are carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner

  • Implement the Defence Energy and Environmental Strategy (DEES), which outlines DND-led initiatives in support of Canada’s commitments in greenhouse gas reductions, and obligations for protection and stewardship of the environment.
  • Seek out opportunities to purchase clean power and alternative energy options for Naval, Army bases and Air Force wings.
  • All new construction and major recapitalization projects will meet the Silver Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standard or equivalent.
  • Develop a common Defence Occupational Health and Safety Management System that can be applied by all safety programs and organizations within National Defence that will continuously monitor, report and improve the work place based methodology that is recognized domestically and internationally.

For more information, refer to the Greening Defence l webpage.

Planned results

Departmental ResultsDepartmental Result IndicatorsTarget Date to achieve target2014–15
Actual results
2015–16
Actual results
2016–17 Actual results
6.3 Defence activities are carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner % of Defence Energy and Environment Strategy commitments that are met or exceeded 80% or greater 31 December 2030 Not Available Not Available

Not Available

New indicator as of 2018-19

Note: For more information about National Defence performance indicators, please visit at GC InfoBase li.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2018–19
Main Estimates
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
3,373,341,311 3,373,341,311 3,318,980,379 3,178,869,655

Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2018–19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019–20
Planned full-time equivalents
2020–21
Planned full-time equivalents
16,424.23 16,482.70 16,541.16

Note: Financial, human resources and performance information for the National Defence’s Program inventory is available in the GC InfoBase lii.