DAG 2016 Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) Services

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In order to enable and sustain unique to Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) capabilities, CANSOFCOM constantly reviews capabilities to ensure technological overmatch and sustainability is maintained. As much as possible, the process occurs with transparent, innovative and proactive engagements with industry and timely consultation with the science and technology community. To synchronize operational requirements, CANSOFCOM procures new Special Operations Forces (SOF) specific capabilities and manages in-service capabilities through the Director Force Development staff. The staff manages major and minor capital equipment projects ranging in value from less than $1M to more than $100M.

Major capital equipment projects (greater than $5 Million) that may deliver future capabilities within the next 20 years are listed in the DAG. These projects are subject to a multi-year process to ensure there are clear linkages to strategic level directives and capability based planning. Accordingly they form the Government of Canada’s long- term investment plan for CANSOFCOM. Due to the small, agile and highly specialized nature of CANSOFCOM, the Department of National Defence balances the long-term investment plan with a more rapid yet carefully regulated short-term investment plan.

Minor capital equipment projects (less than $5 Million) address short term requirements. These projects are also subject to a rigorous process, but due to the lower dollar value and increased urgency of the requirements, they are processed more rapidly. Annually, this amounts to approximately $25M in expenditures for procurements to maintain in-service capability or address operational requirements.

Director Force Development staff are organized to optimize the management of both minor and major projects and effectively establishing early interface with industry and the science and technology community. CANSOFCOM Force Development is divided into portfolios which focus on specific areas of interest. The portfolios are organized as follows:

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