2009-10
Report on Plans and Priorities



National Defence






The original version was signed by
The Honourable Peter G. MacKay, P.C., M.P.
Minister of National Defence






TABLE OF CONTENTS

MINISTER’S MESSAGE

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Raison d’être
Planning Context
Planning Summary
SECTION II:  Analysis of Program Activities by Strategic Outcome
Section II A – Program Activity:  Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces
Section IIB – Program Activity:  Conduct Operations
Section IIC – Program Activity: Contribute to Canadian government, society and the international community in accordance with Canadian interests and values
Section IID - Program Activity: Internal Services
Section III:  Supplementary Information
Financial and Human Resource Tables
Section IV:  Human and Financial Resource Tables on Defence and Selected Defence Portfolio Organizations
Section V:  Additional Information
Appendices
List of Acronyms
Contact Listing


MINISTER'S MESSAGE

It is a pleasure to present to Parliament, National Defence’s Report on Plans and Priorities for fiscal year 2009-2010.

Minister of National DefenceOver the coming year, the Government’s priority for Defence will be to ensure continued success in operations as part of whole-of-government efforts, especially in Afghanistan, while moving forward on our plan to strengthen and modernize the Canadian Forces (CF). Given the current economic climate, we will ensure that we manage our defence priorities in a fiscally sound manner and that those priorities contribute to the Government’s broader efforts to strengthen the economy.

The Defence mission is to defend Canada and Canadian interests and values while contributing to international peace and security. We have entrusted this mandate to the men and women of the CF and the civilian members of the Defence Team and we need to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to deliver.

To that end, the Government has put forward the Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS), a plan to rebuild the CF through balanced investment across the four pillars upon which military capabilities are built – personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure. The CFDS will ensure that Canada has a modern military well-trained and well-equipped to take on the challenges of the 21st century. It will also set the stage for a renewed relationship with the Canadian defence industry which will benefit Canadian companies and create jobs for Canadians across the country during these difficult economic times.

Over the coming fiscal year, as we move further ahead on the implementation of the CFDS, Defence will continue to conduct missions as part of a whole-of-government approach to keep Canadians safe and secure. First and foremost, the CF will deliver excellence at home, including exercising sovereignty in Canada’s Arctic and supporting other government departments during international events in Canada such as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and June 2010 G-8 Summit, which will be held in Hunstville, Ontario. We will also demonstrate that we remain a strong and reliable partner in the defence of North America, and will work with the new American administration to reinvigorate Canada’s comprehensive defence relationship with the United States. In addition, Defence will continue to foster our engagement with the Americas by strengthening our partnerships with hemispheric nations and institutions.

National Defence will also continue to play a strong leadership role abroad by making significant contributions to global security, including in Afghanistan. Canadians and their government recognize the magnitude of the sacrifice made by members of the CF serving their country under such dangerous circumstances. This difficult and important mission continues to help the Afghan people rebuild their nation and will lead to a safer Canada.

As we work to fulfill our priorities, Defence will continue to ensure management excellence through our own internal fiscal discipline and through the effective delivery of our programs by strengthening accountability and performance management and demonstrating to Canadians the results achieved.

Our men and women in uniform will also stand ready to provide humanitarian assistance when disaster strikes. The Canadian Forces have a long tradition of helping those in need. Our navy’s contribution to the safe delivery of food from the United Nations World Food Programme in Somalia in 2008 is one such example. Our new C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft are also greatly enhancing our ability to quickly and efficiently deliver equipment and personnel where they are most needed in case of emergency.

The professionalism, commitment and dedication of the CF are recognized by our allies the world over and by Canadians coast to coast. As Minister of National Defence, I am proud to lead this national institution and represent the men and women in uniform and the civilian members of the Defence Team who daily demonstrate their commitment to meet our defence mission.

 

 

The Honourable Peter G. MacKay, P.C., M.P.

Minister of National Defence

 

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

Raison d’être

Sovereignty, Security, and Serving Canada

The Defence[1] Mission

Our mission is to defend Canada and Canadian interests and values while contributing to international peace and security.

The Government has established a level of ambition for the Canadian Forces (CF) that will enable them to meet the country’s defence needs, enhance the safety and security of Canadians and support the Government’s foreign policy and national security objectives. To fulfill these commitments, the CF must be able to deliver excellence at home, be a strong and reliable partner in the defence of North America, and project leadership abroad by making meaningful contributions to international security. 

The CF will have the capacity to:

To carry out these roles successfully, the CF will maintain a range of modern military capabilities that are fully integrated, flexible, multi-role and combat-capable.

The Defence Portfolio 

The Defence mission is carried out by the Department of National Defence (DND), the CF and supported by a group of related organizations and agencies. Further details on selected Defence Portfolio organizations, including the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), National Search and Rescue Secretariat and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), among others is available at Appendix A.

Legislation and Regulations Administered

The National Defence Act establishes DND and the CF as separate entities operating in close cooperation in an integrated National Defence Headquarters and elsewhere under the authority of the Minister of National Defence. The National Defence Act also establishes a Deputy Minister to be responsible for policy, resources, interdepartmental co-ordination and international defence relations, and designates the Chief of the Defence Staff, the senior serving officer of the CF, as the person “…who shall, subject to the regulations and under the direction of the Minister, be charged with control and administration of the Canadian Forces.”  As well as the National Defence Act, the Minister is also responsible for the administration of the statutes, regulations and orders listed at Appendix B.

Planning Context

The need for Canada to have a sustainable and affordable military capable of meeting the country’s defence needs and concurrently support its national and foreign policy objectives must be at the core of Defence planning.

While our immediate security environment remains relatively stable and secure, Canada continues to face a number of significant security concerns. Ethnic and border conflicts, fragile states, resurgent nationalism and global criminal networks will continue to pose significant threats to international stability. Terrorist attacks around the world have clearly demonstrated how instability and state failure can affect our security and that of our allies. In this regard, our mission in Afghanistan is an important contribution to global security.

The proliferation of advanced weapons and the potential emergence of new adversarial states headed by unpredictable regimes are also particularly worrisome. Finally, the ongoing build-up of conventional forces in Asia Pacific countries is another trend that might have a significant impact on international stability in the coming years. 

Domestically, the CF plays an important role in supporting other departments and agencies in responding to numerous challenges, including those resulting from catastrophic events, increased activity in the Arctic, human and drug trafficking, foreign encroachments on Canada’s natural resources, potential outbreaks of infectious diseases, and the need to help provide security for important events in Canada, such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the G8 Summit.

Responding effectively to these challenges calls for Canada to closely collaborate with its allies, including the United States, with whom we will work to reinvigorate our already strong relationships. It also calls for Defence to maintain a modern and flexible military that is capable of operating at home and abroad across the full spectrum of operations. To that end, the Canada First Defence Strategy, detailed below, is being implemented.

Canada First Defence Strategy

The Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS) provides guidance for the modernization of the CF and further expands its ability to deliver excellence at home, to be a strong and reliable partner in the defence of North America, and to project leadership abroad.

The Government will provide Defence with predictable long-term funding.  This will build on Budget 2006, which increased annual baseline funding by $1.8 billion effective fiscal year 2010-2011. The Government announced in Budget 2008 an increase to the existing annual escalator in defence spending to 2 percent from the current 1.5 percent, beginning in fiscal year 2011-2012. This last element will provide Defence with an additional $12 billion over the next 20 years, bringing its annual budget to nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2027-2028.

Specifically, Defence will replace the CF’s core equipment fleets, expand the overall military to 70,000 Regular Forces personnel and 30,000 Reserve Forces personnel, strengthen the overall  state of readiness, and improve and modernize defence infrastructure. The infusion of long-term, stable funding will also enable Canadian industry to be better positioned to compete for defence contracts at home and abroad. Indeed, the implementation of the CFDS will provide real benefits for the Canadian economy during this time of global economic uncertainty. The foregoing supports the Government’s commitment to get the best equipment for the CF, at the best price for Canadians, with the best benefits for Canadian companies and workers.

Implementing the Canada First Defence Strategy

As we implement the CFDS and rebuild the CF to respond even more effectively to these challenges, we will need to recognize the considerable economic and demographic changes taking place in Canada and around the world; we need more than ever to invest our resources wisely and prudently. At the same time, Canadian society is changing in a way that will undoubtedly affect Defence’s workforce. As the labour market continues to age, the competition among employers to attract young, skilled workers will remain.

In this context, it is critical that the Department have a clear, sustainable and affordable plan to implement the Government’s multi-year strategy for Defence. The Department has developed an Investment Plan (IP) that will provide a clear picture of Defence’s planned investments for the five-year period from fiscal year 2009-2010 to fiscal year 2013-2014. The IP will enable the successful implementation of the Defence Strategy by maintaining balance across the four pillars upon which military capabilities are built – personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure, which will ensure the long-term affordability and coherence of the defence programme. Further details on the IP are available on page 34.

Strategic Challenges

Defence has identified a number of strategic challenges as listed below. These will continue to be carefully managed to counter the full spectrum of security challenges and progress the implementation of the CFDS.

Detailed information on the first four strategic challenges outlined above is located in Section IIA – Program Activity: Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces. Additional information on Departmental Enablers can be found in Section IID – Program Activity: Internal Services.

The Defence Program Activity Architecture

Within the umbrella of the Management Resource and Results Structure (MRRS) Policy, the Program Activity Architecture (PAA) is the required planning, management and reporting mechanism for Defence. In response to past Management Accountability Framework (MAF) assessments, Defence is developing a revised framework, for implementation in fiscal year 2009-2010, that will consist of four strategic outcomes that reflect its business processes of acquiring resources to meet Government’s expectations of Defence, ensuring readiness of Defence capabilities, the conduct of operations and the contribution to Canada and the international community. 

This new structure will better reflect Defence’s business outcomes and will provide greater transparency as to how Defence plans and manages. It will also provide a better format for reporting financial and non-financial performance information.

Currently, Defence’s three strategic outcomes are:

Reporting in this RPP for fiscal year 2009-2010 will beat the Program Activity level of the current PAA while the Department transitions to the new PAA. For further information on Defence’s PAA, please refer to the PAA Chart on the following page.  Appendix Cprovides further information on performance measure expectations related to the Report on Plans and Priorities and the PAA.

Department of National Defence - Program Activity Architecture (PAA)

Defence Priorities

The Defence Priorities enunciate where Defence will address corporate risks, gaps in capability or capacity and where broader Government direction dictates that greater action be taken. These priorities will translate long- and medium-term goals and objectives into short-term direction for action. The Defence Priorities do not preclude the allocation of resources to undertakings necessary for the successful execution of the defence programme.

Defence Priorities, established by the Deputy Minister and the Chief of the Defence Staff, are linked to specific activities in the PAA, and are listed  below to demonstrate how they will support the advancement of the priorities through specific initiatives.

Relationship Between Defence Priorities and Program Activities

The following crosswalk table shows the relationship between Defence’s priorities and program activities. This link ensures that high-level performance measurement and resource information for Defence priorities and related initiatives are reported through the PAA program activities.


 

Defence Priorities 2009-2010

Program Activities

Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces

Conduct Operations

Contribute
to Canada and the International Community

Type of Priority

Legend: O=ongoing   N=New  ■=Primary     □=Secondary

1. Achieve Operational and Mission Success in Afghanistan

[Related Program Activities: Conduct Operations, Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces, Contribute to Canada and the International Community]

  • Expedite delivery of mission essential equipment;

N

  • Support whole-of-government efforts in Afghanistan; and

 

N

  • Expedite initiatives for the care of the injured and family support.

 

N

2. Support the 2010 Winter Olympics

[Related Program Activities: Conduct Operations, Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces, Contribute to Canada and the International Community]

  • Determine requirements and responsibilities to ensure effective contributions from Defence in support of other federal government departments and agencies; and

O

  • Develop plans, allocate resources and conduct exercises with key stakeholders to enable effective Defence contributions in support of Public Safety Canada and the RCMP.

N

3. Align Defence Activities with Key Government Priorities

[Related Program Activities: Contribute to Canada and the International Community]

  • Implement the Canada First Defence Strategy through the  Investment Plan, manage personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure resources in a manner that is consistent with Cabinet’s decisions and the funding line.  Develop key milestones against which to measure progress on the four CFDS pillars;

N

  • Ensure that management capacities and capabilities are in place to manage growth;

N

  • Develop and implement strategies to support the Government’s Advantage Canada plan, through partnerships with other government departments, the defence industry, and research and development organizations; and

 

 

N

  • Implement Defence-related initiatives in support of the Government’s other policy priorities, including the Northern Strategy and Going Green.

 

 

N

4. Build the Defence Team

[Related Program Activities: Conduct Operations, Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces]

  • Implement retention strategies to reduce CF attrition;

 

 

N

  • Implement plans to address shortages in critical military occupations; and

 

 

N

  • Demonstrate leadership in Public Service Renewal, including improving human resources and business planning, streamlining staffing processes, and implementing plans to address shortfalls in key skills areas.

Internal Services

N

5. Build Excellence in Defence Management

[Related Program Activities: Internal Services]

  • Further align governance, resource allocation and reporting processes, including leadership accountabilities;

Internal Services

N

  • Continue to implement MRRS;

Internal Services

O

  • Consolidate the departmental approach to IM/IT;

Internal Services

O

  • Continue to strengthen the core Control Framework and develop materiel, infrastructure, and information control frameworks in support of audited departmental financial statements; and

Internal Services

O

  • Undertake measures to address the “Web of Rules” within DND/CF.

Internal Services

N


Source:  Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group

Planning Summary

Forecast Spending for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 by Program Activity

Forecast Spending for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 by Program Activity

Overview of Financial Resources

The financial resources table below provides a summary of the total planned spending for Defence for the next three fiscal years.


($ Thousands) Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Planned
Spending
2011-2012

Total
Forecast/Planned
Spending

19,143,137

20,993,001

20,591,564

19,697,252

Capital Spending
(including
Total Forecast/Planned
Spending)

3,413,911

4,970,665

4,781,910

4,601,370


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

 


Voted and Statutory Items Displayed in the Main Estimates
($ thousands)
Vote # or Statutory Item (S) Truncated Vote or Statutory Wording Fiscal Year
2008-2009
Main Estimates*
Fiscal Year
2009-2010
Main Estimates*

1

Operating expenditures

13,519,620

13,460,216

5

Capital expenditures

3,356,705

4,272,890

10

Grants and Contributions

192,396

223,498

(S)

Minister of National Defence –
Salary and Motor Car Allowance

76

78

(S)

Payments under the Supplementary Retirements Benefits Acts

6,796

6,079

(S)

Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c. D-3)

1,493

1,319

(S)

Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968)

82

84

(S)

Contributions to employee benefits plans – Members of the Military

938,132

971,634

(S)

Contributions to employee benefits plans

278,456

303,664

Total

18,293,756

19,239,461


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

* Due to rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

Notes: The Main Estimates of 2009-2010 are $945.7 million higher than the Main Estimates of 2008-2009. This increase can be explained by the following:  $531 million for reprofiling previously approved budgetary resources; $322.7 million in funding for the Frigate life Extension Project; $256.4 million in additional funding for the Canada First Defence Strategy; $251.3 million in funding for the Medium Support Vehicle System Project; $246.3 million in funding for the Tactical Airlift Capability Project; $192 million to partially offset the loss of purchasing power due to price increases; $180.4 million in funding for increases to pay and allowances for the Canadian Forces; $100 million to address the shortfall in operating budgets (Sustainability); $80.6 million funding for Medium to Heavy Lift Helicopter Project; offset by a $454.9 million reduction in annual spending required for the Strategic Airlift Capability Project; $338.8 million reduction in funding for Afghanistan; $174.8 million reduction due to reprofiling from Fiscal Year 2007-2008 to Fiscal Year 2008-2009; $121 million reduction in funding for Main Battle Tanks acquisition project; $66.4 million reduction of the Department's share of the Expenditure Review Committee reallocations and cost efficiencies; and a $59 million reduction for other miscellaneous Departmental requirements.


Departmental Planned Spending and Full-Time Equivalents
($ Thousands) Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Planned
Spending
2011-2012

Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

13,608,994

14,339,596

14,396,993

14,408,306

Conduct Operations

2,460,906

2,692,101

2,730,174

2,723,092

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values

1,341,161

1,200,433

1,001,779

1,004,380

Internal Services

1,284,281

1,423,434

1,433,694

1,423,869

Budgetary Main Estimates (gross)

18,695,342

19,655,564

19,562,640

19,559,647

Less: Respendable revenue

(401,586)

(416,103)

(405,833)

(392,740)

Total Main Estimates

18,293,756

19,239,461

19,156,808

19,166,906

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

To 2008-09 through National Defence's Supplementary Estimates

 

 

 

 

Funding advanced for the major capital equipment project ensuring tactical airlift capability

557,343

 

 

 

Funding for Canada's military mission in Afghanistan

331,062

 

 

 

Funding for the land duty allowance

120,000

 

 

 

Increase to pay and allowances for Canadian Forces Members

90,400

 

 

 

Funding for the implementation phase of the Halifax Class frigate modernization and life extension project  

54,609

 

 

 

Funding for Communications Security Establishment investments in technology infrastructure and to sustain essential operational capacities

22,418

 

 

 

Funding related to government advertising programs ( horizontal item ) 

10,000

 

 

 

Funding for ex gratia payments to eligible applicants under the Atomic Veterans Recognition Program

9,763

 

 

 

Funding for the establishment and expansion of the Canadian Police Research Centre

5,748

 

 

 

Transfer from Canada Border Services Agency ($941), Royal Canadian Mounted Police ($680), and Transport Canada ($482) - For public security initiatives related to the return of unused funding for Marine Security Operations Centres

2,103

 

 

 

Transfer from Public Health Agency of Canada – For public security initiatives related to the return of unused funding for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative

865

 

 

 

Transfer from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - To support the indirect costs of federally-funded research at the Royal Military College

800

 

 

 

Reinvestment of royalties from intellectual property

669

 

 

 

Transfer from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ($280) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($53) - To support the Canada Research Chairs at the Royal Military College

333

 

 

 

Funding to support the contribution program in support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario

317

 

 

 

Transfer from Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - In support of the Minister's responsibilities for Regional Representations for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

310

 

 

 

Funding related to the assessment, management and remediation of federal contaminated sites (horizontal item)

286

 

 

 

Funding for the establishment of a Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway Marine Security Operations Centre to improve security capabilities in the region by identifying and addressing threats to national security (horizontal item)

173

 

 

 

Transfer from Foreign Affairs and International Trade - To support the final phase of the delivery of generic job descriptions and the implementation of the new work descriptions across all departments by the Human Resources Council

106

 

 

 

Transfer from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - To support research at the Royal Military College through the University Faculty Awards Program

80

 

 

 

Transfer from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - To support the Industrial Research Chairs at the Royal Military College

78

 

 

 

Transfer from Royal Canadian Mounted Police - For unused funds related to investments in search and rescue coordination initiatives across Canada

66

 

 

 

Funding to provide greater support to Crown agents across Canada

6

 

 

 

Transfer to Indian Affairs and Northern Development – For the Northern Scientific Training Program

(25)

 

 

 

Transfer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - For investments in search and rescue coordination initiatives across Canada

(88)

 

 

 

Transfer to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - For costs incurred in support of the Unexploded Explosive Ordnance and Legacy Sites Program

(138)

 

 

 

Transfer to Department of Fisheries and Oceans - For investments in search and rescue coordination initiatives across Canada

(176)

 

 

 

Transfer to Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada - To support the National Manager's Community

(338)

 

 

 

Transfer to Indian Affairs and Northern Development – To provide for First Nations management costs related to the clean up of Unexploded Explosive Ordnance contaminated sites.

(396)

 

 

 

Transfer to Canadian Food Inspection Agency ($350) and to Canadian Security Intelligence Service ($80) - For public security initiatives related to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative

(430)

 

 

 

Transfer to Environment ($507) and Fisheries and Oceans ($157) - For investments in search and rescue coordination initiatives across Canada

(664)

 

 

 

Transfer to Foreign Affairs and International Trade – To provide support to departmental staff located at missions abroad

(672)

 

 

 

Spending authorities available within the Vote and available from another Vote due to savings identified as part of the government's reduction of public opinion research expenditures and delays in Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan projects

(776)

 

 

 

Transfer to Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner - In support of the Office of the Communications Security Establishment    Commissioner

(1,365)

 

 

 

Transfer to Public Health Agency of Canada ($1,665) and Environment ($180) - For public security initiatives

(1,845)

 

 

 

Spending authorities available within the Vote and available from another Vote due to the cancellation of the Maritime Information Management Data Exchange

(2,800)

 

 

 

Transfer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police ($1,641), Health ($1,008), Public Health Agency of Canada ($460), Environment ($315), Natural Resources ($196), Canadian Security Intelligence Service ($151) and Fisheries and Oceans ($15) – For public security initiatives related to the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research Technology Initiative

(3,786)

 

 

 

Transfer to National Research Council of Canada – For the transfer of 36 hectares of land in Ottawa

(6,907)

 

 

 

Spending authorities available within the Vote due to the delays in certain major capital projects

(63,721)

 

 

 

Spending authorities available within the Vote due to reduced requirements related to project delays of the Medium-To-Heavy-Lift Helicopter Project

(138,606)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To 2008-2009 Through Adjustments Other Than National Defence's Supplementary Estimates

 

 

 

 

Operating Budget Carry Forward - TB Vote 25

200,000

 

 

 

Employee Benefit Plan (EBP)

56,258

 

 

 

Funding for Eligible Paylist Expenditures - TB Vote 30

27,482

 

 

 

Civilian Pay Raises - TB Vote 15

22,190

 

 

 

Frozen Allotment

(441,351)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Planned Spending Levels

 

 

 

 

Incremental Funding for the Afghanistan Mission (3.a)

 

822,000

943,000

178,000

Reprofiling - Strategic Capital Investments (3.j)

 

141,706

228,517

(53,834)

 Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) 2008-2009 (3.b)

 

23,403

-

-

Contribution Program in Support of the Remediation of the Former Mid Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario (3.c)

 

8,931

6,595

5,571

Employee Benefits Plan (EBP)

 

6,134

672

477

Canadian Forces Compensation Policies (3.c)

 

934

934

934

Public Opinion Research (3.d)

 

(454)

(454)

(454)

Transfer to Department of Fisheries and Oceans - For investments in search and rescue coordination initiatives across Canada (3.e)

 

(474)

(235)

-

Funds returned for reallocation (3.e)

 

(2,504)

(1,193)

-

 

 

 

 

 

Budget 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Announcements

 

 

-

-

2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games (3.b)

 

205,020

-

-

Partial compensation for the loss of purchasing power due to price increases (3.h) (4)

 

-

-

85,000

Enhancing Public Safety through Science and Technology Cooperation: The public Security Technical Program (PSTP) (3.i)

 

-

3,087

3,087

Strategic Capital Investments

 

 

 

 

Main battle tanks (3.f)

 

165,000

128,000

68,000

Relocation of Joint Task Force 2 (3.f)

 

147,147

141,449

26,737

Medium Support Vehicle System (3.g)

 

140,796

(180,117)

(63,973)

Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (3.f)

 

95,900

164,500

280,800

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Adjustments

849,381

1,753,540

1,434,756

530,345

Total Forecast/Planned Spending

19,143,137

20,993,001

20,591,564

19,697,252

Less: Non-Respendable revenue

30,591

20,539

31,639

16,231

Plus: Cost of services received without charge

703,275

728,484

744,593

750,934

Total Departmental Spending

19,815,821

21,700,946

21,304,517

20,431,954

 

 

 

 

 

Full-Time Equivalents

 

97,517

99,697

TBD5


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

Notes:

  1. Due to rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.
  2. The "Forecast Spending 2008-2009" column includes items brought forward, but not yet approved in fiscal year 2008-2009 Supplementary Estimates (B) and (C) at the time this document was prepared.
  3. Expected approval of items in the adjustments to Planned Spending Levels:
    1. Spending authorities will be sought through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (B). For fiscal year 2010-2011 and beyond, spending authorities will be adjusted through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    2. Spending authorities will be sought through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A).
    3. Spending authorities will be sought through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A). For fiscal year 2010-2011 and beyond, spending authorities will be provided through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    4. Spending authorities will be reduced through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A). For fiscal year 2010-2011 and beyond, spending authorities will be reduced through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    5. Spending authorities will be reduced through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A). For fiscal year 2010-2011, spending authorities will be reduced through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    6. Spending authorities will be sought to ensure continuous funding for the implementation phase of the project starting in fiscal year 2009-2010.
    7. Spending authorities will be sought through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A). For fiscal year 2010-2011 and beyond, spending authorities will be reduced through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    8. For fiscal year 2011-2012, spending authorities will be provided through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
    9. Renewal of the program will be sought to ensure continuous funding starting in fiscal year 2010-2011.
    10. Spending authorities will be sought through fiscal year 2009-2010 Supplementary Estimates (A). For fiscal year 2010-2011 and beyond, spending authorities will be adjusted through the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Reference Level Update.
  4. This figure represents the additional 0.5% in funding DND will receive to compensate for loss in purchasing power due to price increases as announced in Budget 2008.
  5. Current fiscal framework limits Regular Force expansion up to 68,000 by fiscal year fiscal year 2011-2012. Class C allocation for fiscal year 2011-2012 is to be determined. Please see “Human Resources”, page 16.

Human Resources

The table below provides a summary of the total planned human resources for Defence for the next three fiscal years.


Full-Time Equivalents
(FTEs)
Fiscal Year
2009–20101
Fiscal Year
2010–2011
Fiscal Year
2011–2012

Regular Force2

66,992

67,742

68,000

Class C3

2,100

1,600

TBD4

Total Military FTEs5

69,092

69,342

68,000

Civilian7

28,8256

30,3556

30,4116

Total

97,917

99,697

TBD4

Primary Reserve paid strength (All Classes)8

26,100

26,100

27,000

Primary Reserve total strength (All Classes)9

35,500

35,500

TBD4

Cadet Instructor Cadre

7,500

7,500

7,500

CA Rangers10

4,600

4,800

5,000


Source: Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group

Notes:

  1. Planned FTE counts are based on planned establishment numbers.
  2. This number reflects Regular Force Planned Total Strength. Current fiscal framework limits Regular Force expansion up to 68,000 by fiscal year 2011-2012. This strategic limit does not include personnel seconded to other government departments (OGD) and Project Management Personnel Resources (PMPR) paid under Vote 5 projects.
  3. Class C members currently augmenting operationally deployed forces for Task Force Afghanistan (TFA). Class C figures are being reported separately to maintain the visibility of reservists employed in support of deployed/contingency operations, including support to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  4. Class C allocation for fiscal year 2011-2012 is to be determined.
  5. Canadian Ranger expansion to 5,000 by fiscal year 2011-2012. Military Full-Time Equivalent statistics include Class C.
  6. Long-term sustainment of the civilian workforce has been established at the Salary Wage Envelope (SWE) equivalent of 25,000 FTEs. Some programmes and initiatives, such as the apprenticeship programme and the requirement for a short-term surge in project management personnel and support to deployed operations, will continue to bring civilian numbers over the Canada First Defence Strategy 25,000 FTE SWE equivalent limit. Notwithstanding, it is forecasted that the Department will be challenged to recruit and retain sufficient talented workers as the number of individuals eligible for retirement increases in years to come. The Department is currently developing investment opportunity options to continue to hire above the 25,000 FTE for the next five years as a temporary measure to ensure the workforce is sustained at the maximum possible level in the longer-term.
  7. Civilian FTE statistics include Communication Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) and National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS). For additional details, refer to Section IV: Selected Human and Financial Resources Tables 2, 4 and 6 respectively.
  8. Primary Reserve average monthly Paid Strength reporting, planning and allocations are based on monthly reports provided by Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services)/Director Strategic Finance Costing and Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)/Director Human Resource Information Management (DHRIM). Canada First Defence Strategy calls for Reserve Force expansion to 27,000 (Average Paid Strength) by fiscal year 2011-2012.
  9. Primary Reserve Total Strength reporting, planning and allocations are based on monthly reports provided by ADM(IM)/DHRIM. Primary Reserve Total strength figure is a forecasted end-year snapshot.
  10. Canadian Ranger expansion to 5,000 by fiscal year 2011-2012.

Planning Summary Table
Strategic Outcome 1: Canadians’ confidence that DND/CF have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.
Performance Indicator Targets

Net Growth: Actual versus planned growth of CF.

Increase in Regular Force by 1,492.

Civilian Workforce Size: Planned civilian FTEs versus actual.

Refer to Human Resources Table, Note 6 on page 16.

Program Activity1 and 3

Forecast Spending 2008-2009

Planned Spending
(net revenue in $ thousands)

Alignment to Government of Canada Outcomes2

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

Departmental Spending ($ thousands)

Safe and secure communities

A strong and mutually beneficial North American partnership

13,821,076

14,865,806

14,712,953

14,549,021

 

Capital Spending ($ thousands - included in Departmental spending)

2,933,445

4,395,690

4,174,067

3,997,298



Strategic Outcome 2: Success in assigned missions in contributing to domestic and international peace, security and stability.

Performance Indicator Targets

Relative number of people deployed on operational missions in the past year

No target yet established

Average response time for Search and Rescue (SAR) requests

30 minutes for working hours and 120 minutes for weekends/evenings

Program Activity1 and 3 Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
(net revenue in $ thousands)
Alignment to
Government of
Canada
 Outcomes2

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

Conduct Operations

Departmental Spending ($ thousands)

Safe and secure
communities

A safe and secure
world through
international cooperation

A strong and mutually
beneficial North
American partnership

2,872,874

3,702,818

3,651,741

2,897,446

 

Capital Spending  ($ thousands - included in Departmental spending)

307,660

445,223

467,553

460,431



Strategic Outcome 3: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community.
Performance Indicator Targets

CF Cadets : number of youth involved with the Cadet Program

No target established; trend analysis being developed

Number of military personnel who have participated in Military Training Assistance Program (MTAP) activities over past twelve months

No target established

Program Activity1 and 3 Forecast Spending 2008-2009 Planned Spending
(net revenue in $ thousands)
Alignment to
Government of
Canada
 Outcomes2

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

Contribute to Canadian government, society and international community in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Departmental Spending ($ thousands)

An innovative and knowledge-based economy

A vibrant Canadian culture and heritage

A safe and secure world through international cooperation

A strong and mutually beneficial North American partnership

1,144,727

1,037,130

828,581

849,605

 

Capital Spending  ($ thousands - included in Departmental spending)

46,286

26,190

31,004

33,564


Notes:
  1. For program activity descriptions, please access the Main Estimates online at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/est-pre/20082009/me-bd/pub/ME-334_e.asp.
  2. While Defence actively contributes to all Government of Canada Outcomes, areas where Defence makes a primary contribution are noted. A summary of the linkages between Defence Program Activities and Government of Canada Outcome Areas is available at Appendix J.
  3. Departmental and Capital Planned Spending by PAA by Sub-activity can be found in Section III – Supplementary Information – Table 14.

Internal Services
Internal Services - Total Spending Net of Revenues

Resources

Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Planned
Spending
2011-2012

Departmental Spending
($ thousands)

1,304,460

1,387,247

1,398,289

1,401,180

Capital Spending
($ thousands) (included in Departmental Spending)

126,521

103,563

109,287

110,078


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

Note: Internal Services, within the current PAA construct, supports the three Strategic Outcomes as identified in the tables above.


Contribution of Priorities to Strategic Outcomes
Operational Priorities Type1 Links to Strategic Outcomes Description

Operational and Mission Success in Afghanistan –

Operation ATHENA, Canada’s commitment to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan

PREVIOUSLY COMMITTED TO

Strategic Outcomes:

Canadians’ confidence that the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.

Program Activities: Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces, Conduct Operations.

Why is this a priority?

- support government objectives efforts - will continue to focus on training of the Afghan National Army, the provision of increased security for reconstruction and development efforts in Kandahar

Plans for meeting the priority

-approximately 2,800 personnel employed in an Infantry Battle Group, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Operational Mentor Liaison Teams, National Support Element, Theatre Support Element, and a Headquarters.

Support the 2010 Winter Olympics –

Operation PODIUM

NEW

CF planned major domestic operational focus will be support to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Strategic Outcomes:

Canadians’ confidence that the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.

Program Activities: Generate and Sustain Integrated Forces, Conduct Operations

Why is this a priority?

-under the leadership of the RCMP, the CF will be a major partner for Games security and will provide numerous unique capabilities.  

Plans for meeting the priority
- CF will be providing military capabilities in a variety of areas including operational and exercise planning and research; infrastructure and logistical air support, air, land and maritime surveillance; support to chemical, biological radiological and-or nuclear incidents; intelligence; explosives disposal and other technical expertise.



Management Priorities Type1 Links to Strategic Outcomes Description

Building Excellence in Defence Management

ONGOING

Further align key management processes throughout the DND/CF. Additional information is available under Internal Services/Building Excellence in Defence Management.

Strategic Outcome:

Good Governance, Canadian Identity and Influence in a Global Community

Program Activity:

Contribute to Canada and the International Community

Why is this a priority?
- In accordance with the Management Accountability Framework continuous improvement of management excellence across the Public Service.

Plans for meeting the priority
- Further align governance, resource allocation and reporting processes including leadership accountabilities.
- Continue to implement the MRRS.
- Consolidate IM/IT.
- Strengthen core Control Framework in support of audited financial statements.
- Address Web of Rules. 


Source: Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group and Strategic Joint Staff Group

Legend: Previously committed to: committed to in the first or second fiscal year prior to the subject year of the report; Ongoing: committed to at least three fiscal years prior to the subject year of the report; New: newly committed to in the reporting year of the RPP.



SECTION II:  Analysis of Program Activities by Strategic Outcome

Strategic Outcome:  Canadians’ confidence that the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.

Section II A – Program Activity:  Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

Introduction

The capacity to ensure a stable force for sovereignty and security will be reflected in the ability to strike the balance between routine and major operations such as the 2010 Winter Olympics, our ongoing role in Afghanistan and responding to crises both at home and abroad.


Program Activity Table
Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and
Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces
Human Resources (FTEs) and Planned Spending ($ millions)
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending

Military

55,618

 

55,716

 

54,318

 

Civilian

26,030

 

27,447

 

27,503

 

Total

81,648

14,865,806

83,163

14,712,953

81,821

14,549,021

 
Program Activity Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets
  • Maintain operational units;
  • Maintain deployable operational units;
  • Recruit and train personnel;
  • Provide nationally based fixed support including infrastructure, supply, fixed command, force development, and research and development; and
  • Acquire Capital Equipment.
Net Growth: actual versus planned growth of CF Increase in Regular Force by 1,492
Civilian Workforce Size:

Planned civilian FTEs versus actual

Refer to Human Resources Table, Note 6 on page 16.
 

Sources: Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group / Chief Military Personnel / Assistant Deputy Minister Human Resources (Civilian) Group / Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

Notes:

  1. Military FTEs represent Vote 1 and Vote 5 Regular Forces and Class “C” Primary Reserve Forces. Class Caccounts for approximately 2,100 in fiscal year 2009-2010 and 1,600 in fiscal year 2010-2011. There is no Class C allocation forecasted past February 2011.
  2. Military FTEs are derived from a representative financial formula, as there is not a consistent 1:1 relationship between FTEs and program activities.
  3. Military FTEs include military members attributed to Internal Services: 1,268 in fiscal year2009-2010, 1,282 in fiscal year 2010-2011, and 1,287 in fiscal year 2011-2012.
  4. Civilian workforce is planned through a Salary Wage Envelope (SWE); therefore, FTE figures represent an equivalent dollar value.
  5. Civilian workforce planned FTEs include forecasted growth projections and are subject to final budgetary approval.
  6. Civilian FTEs include personnel attributed to Internal Services.
  7. Civilian FTEs include Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS), or the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB).
  8. Reprioritization of operational and/or management initiatives within the fiscal year may result in the reallocation of personnel to other program activities, as required.

Planned Capital Acquisition

Defence will continue to work, both internally and with partner departments, to implement the CFDS by streamlining procurement and ensuring the contracting process remains open and fair, while rebuilding the capacity to deliver a growing program of investment in defence capabilities for Canadians. A number of reforms have already been instituted that target a reduced acquisition cycle time, while striking the appropriate balance between cost, risk and the requirement. These reforms have included:

To achieve government policy objectives, the CF will require a broad range of capabilities to ensure the sovereignty and security of our country and the protection of all Canadians. The CF has to be fully integrated, flexible, multi-role and combat capable.

The CF core combat capabilities requirement represents $45 - $50 B in capital acquisitions over a twenty-year period which will be directed to the projects listed below and represents an unprecedented investment in Canada’s industry, knowledge and technology sectors. Significant progress has already been realized through a number of key initiatives, particularly in the procurement of urgently needed equipment. In addition to the acquisition of C-17 Globemaster strategic lift aircraft already in service, the Government is procuring C-130J Hercules tactical lift aircraft and has announced possible plans to acquire a Medium- to Heavy-Lift Helicopter (MHLH) capability, replenishment ships, a fleet of medium logistics trucks, Leopard 2 tanks and Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships.

In accordance with the CFDS, the planned acquisitions highlighted below will provide a solid foundation for the renewal of the CF’s core equipment platforms. The CF will thus be enabled to conduct operations more effectively and safely, both at home and abroad. Planned acquisitionsinclude:

For details on planned cash expenditures and accrual expenses for major projects, please see Section III: Supplementary Information – Table 13.

Readiness

Readiness consists of two components; first, operational capability, which is the actual capability to perform the mission for which it is developed and funded; and second, response time. Readiness will guide the management of the CF to ensure we are able to deploy more quickly and effectively while defence planning continues to evolve with the implementation of the Canada First Defence Strategy. This approach will ensure our ability to fulfill our mandate, other strategic objectives and orders, and the Department’s business planning process which underlies all Defence planning.

Implementing the CFDS will further enhance the readiness of the CF. Planned, rather than ad-hoc, investments will improve, and additional funding will ensure that personnel are trained to required levels and that more equipment is available for both training and operations.

Sustainment

Sustainment is the capacity of a military force to maintain its capabilities during operations at home and abroad in the short-term while continuing to develop and introduce new capabilities for continued success over the long-term. From a short-term perspective, recent funding increases to sustainment-focused activities have significantly helped to return equipment to a more acceptable level of readiness. Using a longer-term perspective, it can take years to conceive and acquire new major equipment; from encompassing the human capital and skills needed to employ the equipment to the development of training systems and doctrine to put it in operation.

Growth and Renewal

Current strength levels are approximately 65,000 Regular Force and 26,000 Reserve Force personnel (average paid strength). As part of the CFDS, Defence will expand the size of the CF to 70,000 Regular Force and 30,000 average paid strength Reserve Force personnel.

CF Expansion will allow the military to strengthen key joint and enabling capabilities, through increased strength of medical personnel, maintenance technicians, surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence specialists, and special operational forces. As depicted in the graphs below, the Department plans to achieve this growth by fiscal year 2027-2028. The estimated Regular Force expansion for fiscal year 2009-2010 is 67,742 at an estimated cost of $340.5 M. This funding includes salaries and the operating costs associated with personnel growth.

Progress of Regular Force expansion in fiscal year 2009-2010 will be measured by comparing March 2010 personnel strength to that of March 2009. It is significant to note that the rate of growth depicted below cannot be assured, as strategies to address recruiting and retention challenges are not yet mature enough to guarantee success. In the interim, given future uncertainties, it is assessed that the expectations for growth should be prudent. Ultimately, the priority for Defence will be to sustain current human resources capabilities and then grow to meet military expansion targets established in the CFDS.

Figure 1:  Regular Force Expansion Growth Profile
Figure 1:  Regular Force Expansion Growth Profile

Figure 2:  Reserve Force Expansion (Paid Strength) Growth Profile
Figure 2:  Reserve Force Expansion (Paid Strength) Growth Profile

A review of the Defence force structure is expected to be initiated in 2009. One goal of that review will be to better balance the personnel envelope within the defence programme to meet CFDS capability goals.

Canadian Ranger Expansion:  In addition to expansion of the Primary Reserve, planning is underway to increase the Canadian Ranger strength to 5,000 by fiscal year 2011-2012.

Figure 3:  Ranger Expansion (Total Strength) Growth Profile
Figure 3:  Ranger Expansion (Total Strength) Growth Profile

Military Personnel Recruitment

Recruiting the best to reflect Canada’s diversity is a difficult challenge. CF recruiters compete in an increasingly global labour market characterised by a declining pool of young Canadians and a growing demand for technicians and professionals. The recruitment of CF technical occupations, ranging from Naval Electronic Technician to Land Communications Information System Technician, is proving to be particularly challenging.

To successfully meet fiscal year 2009-2010 recruiting targets, therefore, requires not only achieving overall CF recruiting targets, but also meeting annual recruiting targets for each occupation and particularly those that are critically under strength. To do so, recruiting activities will focus on increasing Canadians’ awareness of CF employment opportunities including occupations of critical concern. Those activities will include:

Additional information on CF Recruiting and employment opportunities is available at www.forces.gc.ca.

Military Retention Initiatives and Strategy

Increased military operational tempo, CF transformation and recruiting and training challenges are placing significant stress on CF trained personnel. In addition to the foregoing challenges, the CF has experienced higher than expected attrition over the past few years and, as depicted in the following graph, higher than normal attrition is projected to continue for the next few years. Given the current economic slowdown, the attrition estimated for the next two years will be reviewed. Most people who leave the CF do so voluntarily and not due to medical release or reaching compulsory retirement age. Studies indicate that voluntary attrition occurs at two points; first, before the end of the first year of service, and second, when personnel are eligible for a pension. Research indicates that the main reasons for personnel leaving the CF during the first few years of service include physical fitness, personal and family issues, a poor fit with the chosen occupation upon enrolment, or with military life. Regarding longer term attrition, the CF is experiencing a "bubble" of baby boomers who will become entitled to retirement benefits. This has created a spike in releases at approximately 20 years of service.

Under a detailed and far-ranging retention strategy, the CF is examining ways of promoting a "retention culture" throughout the entire organization. This will ensure that new recruits enter the CF with more realistic early-career expectations, experience a smooth transition into the military lifestyle during basic training and address physical fitness training requirements. For personnel with more years of service, the strategy will examine means of improving career-life balance, personnel career management and support to military families as well as other quality of life issues. 

Historical and Forecast Attrition Rates, CF RegF

Care of the Injured and Family Support

The Afghanistan experience has underscored the responsibility that the Department and the CF have to military personnel, supported by civilian members of the Defence Team, as well as their families. This responsibility covers the period leading up to, during, and after, operational deployments. Families are recognized as being the ‘Strength behind the Uniform’ and it is acknowledged that the welfare of the family is a critical component in a military member’s readiness to deploy. Knowing their families are cared for while they are away, and that care will continue upon their return, should it be required, provides military personnel the peace of mind they need to focus on the mission at hand.

Among our many ongoing efforts, we are exploring initiatives to advance existing care for the injured and family support deficiencies. This includes ways to provide standardized, consistent care, service and support to military personnel during the period of reintegration into military or civilian life and employment.

Additional information on military family resource services can be found on the CF Family Resource website at http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/fam/index-eng.asp.

Reserve Force

The Primary Reserve Component of the CF will also expand by some 4,000 personnel during this period of growth and renewal. The Reserve Force provides a significant contribution to the deployed forces averaging 20 percent of each rotation into Afghanistan. Here at home, Reservists will form the core elements in any domestic contingency operation. An integrated military relies upon Reservists to augment and contribute to all operations, including Afghanistan, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Arctic Sovereignty.

Civilian Human Resource and Public Service Renewal

To support Public Service Renewal, we will continue to align our business and human resources needs, improve our human resource business processes and practices, increase the effectiveness and efficiency with which staffing services are delivered and strengthen our retention programs. We have put in place a multi-year action plan designed to achieve a 20 percent reduction to the overall staffing burden. We recently introduced new technology to improve monitoring and workload management. This new tool will help measure progress on our major Public Service Renewal improvement initiative, namely Reducing the Departmental Staffing Burden by 20%.

Civilian Recruitment

Efforts will continue on our aggressive recruitment campaign to attract and hire new employees with special attention to our identified shortage areas: purchasing, computer science, financial management, ship repair, ships officers and general labour and trades. Recruitment strategies and departmental investments will continue to be aligned for each of these areas and increased emphasis placed on training, leadership development and second language training. The new Apprentice and Operational Development Program, along with the Financial Officer Recruitment Development and Policy Intern Recruitment Programs, for example, are key to providing Defence with needed capabilities, as well as ensuring that Defence can renew its workforce over time. Having a solid talent pool to draw from, both for new recruits and experienced personnel, is another factor that will contribute to the overall success of our efforts to reduce the staffing burden.

Civilian Employee Development

Defence’s workforce is geographically dispersed across Canada with over half reporting directly or indirectly to CF members. Defence is committed to providing all employees with the training and tools they need to do their jobs and to support them with career-long learning and development opportunities. As we move forward to our goal of personal learning plans for 100 percent of employees, we will continue to strengthen our new and dynamic mentoring program and place a greater emphasis on knowledge transfer and succession management.

Strategic Outcome:  Success in assigned missions in contributing to domestic and international peace, security and stability

Section IIB – Program Activity:  Conduct Operations


Program Activity Table
Conduct Operations
Human Resources (FTEs) and Planned Spending ($ millions)
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending

Military

10,736

 

10,857

 

10,900

 

Civilian

2,776

 

2,941

 

2,997

 

Total

13,512

3,702,818

13,798

3,651,741

13,897

2,897,446

 
Program Activity Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets
  • Maintain and conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations;
  • Maintain ISR support;
  • Employ forces to conduct contingency operations in response to domestic, continental, and international requirements;
  • Employ High-Readiness forces to conduct operations in response to domestic, continental, and international requirements; and
  • Provide ongoing specified services in accordance with Government of Canada and other government department agreements and demand from other levels of government.
Relative number of people deployed on operational missions in the past year No target yet established
Average response time for Search and Rescue (SAR) requests 30 minutes for working hours and 120 minutes for weekends/evenings
 

Sources: Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group / Chief Military Personnel / Assistant Deputy Minister Human Resources (Civilian) Group / Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

Notes:

  1. Military FTEs represent Vote 1 and Vote 5 Regular Forces and do not include Class “C” Primary Reserve Forces.
  2. Military FTEs include personnel deployed in domestic, continental and international operations and non-deployed personnel engaged in support roles to operations.
  3. Military FTEs are derived from a representative financial formula, as there is not a consistent 1:1 relationship between FTEs and program activities.
  4. Surges in operations within the fiscal year (e.g. rotations) will create fluctuations in the number of personnel involved in the conduct of operations. FTEs represent an estimated personnel average attributed to this program activity during the fiscal year.
  5. The planned FTE figures assume that the Government will send the Canadian Forces on operations elsewhere in the world at a level comparable to the current operational level.
  6. Civilian workforce is planned through a Salary Wage Envelope (SWE); therefore, FTE figures represent an equivalent dollar value.
  7. Civilian workforce planned FTEs include forecasted growth projections and are subject to final budgetary approval.
  8. Civilian FTEs include personnel attributed to Internal Services.
  9. Civilian FTEs include Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS), or the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB).
  10. Reprioritization of operational and/or management initiatives within the fiscal year may result in the reallocation of personnel to other program activities, as required.

Introduction – Domestic and Continental Operations

The CF will continue to deliver excellence at home by providing surveillance of Canadian territory and air and maritime approaches, conducting sovereignty operations, maintaining search and rescue capabilities and working with civil authorities to respond to incidents ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. To fulfill this aim, the CF will remain fully engaged with other government departments to ensure a whole-of-government approach in their planning efforts and participation in exercises and training events, as well as planning for contingency operations such as support to Canadian civil authorities in the event of a natural disaster.

On the continental front, Canada will remain a reliable partner in the defence of North America in co-operation with the United States. The CF will continue to work closely with its American counterparts through existing bilateral and bi-national institutions, such as NORAD. The CF will also continue to conduct training and exercises with the United States to ensure a high level of interoperability for the defence of North America.

Vancouver 2010

The CF’s major domestic operational focus during the planning period will be to support the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the security of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The CF will also work closely with the RCMP to plan for the security aspects of the G8 Summit and the North American Leaders’ Summit to be held later that same year.

Although security for the 2010 Winter Olympics will remain a national operation under the leadership of the RCMP, the CF will be a major partner for Games security and will provide unique capabilities. Those capabilities include operational and exercise planning and research, infrastructure and logistical air support, air, land and maritime surveillance, support to chemical, biological radiological and-or nuclear incidents, intelligence, and explosives disposal and other technical expertise.

Additionally, the CF will provide unique military capabilities when Canada hosts the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario, and the North American Leaders’ Summit. In preparation for these events, the CF will participate in a robust whole-of-government and bi-national integrated exercise and training program, which aims to improve the readiness of security partners and their ability to respond jointly to emergencies in the context of each of these activities.

Arctic Sovereignty

Arctic sovereignty and security is a key government priority that is being advanced. The implementation of the Northern Strategy is intended to meet those objectives in Canada’s North. This ongoing project has four pillars:  Strengthening Canada’s Sovereignty, Promoting Economic and Social Development, Protecting our Environmental Heritage and Improving and Devolving Governance. The CF have a key role to play in the Arctic which will contribute primarily to the first pillar of the Strategy by ensuring security and demonstrating sovereignty through surveillance and control operations, and establishing a higher profile presence.

To address the challenges related to increased activity in this vast region, the Government is making significant investments in the CF’s capabilities for the Arctic. Over the coming years, Defence will continue to move forward on key projects, including the acquisition of Arctic-Offshore Patrol ships (expected to begin operations in 2013) and the establishment of a deep-water berthing and refueling facility in Nanisivik at the entrance to the Northwest Passage (planning to begin in fiscal year 2009-2010 and actual construction scheduled to commence in 2010). This new installation will allow the new patrol ships and Canadian Coast Guard vessels to maintain a federal presence throughout the navigable season. A multi-purpose Arctic Training Centre in Resolute Bay will continue to offer courses which will augment the CF’s expertise in Northern operations and enhance their ability to operate in the high Arctic. Furthermore, the expansion and modernization of the Canadian Rangers will provide a stronger, more effective military presence in remote regions of the North. Finally, Defence Research and Development Canada will pursue its Northern Watch technology demonstration project, which seeks to determine the best combination of sensors for comprehensive, cost-effective situational awareness in the Arctic.

Joint Task Force (North) continues to plan and conduct routine and contingency operations in Canada’s North, including three annual exercises. These operations will involve multiple whole-of-government partners such as the RCMP, the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Safety and the territorial governments.

When operating in the Arctic, the CF will continue to ensure that operations conform to Canadian environmental regulations and remain committed to remediating past actions.  The CF also stand ready to offer assistance should an environmental incident occur in the region.

International Operations

Recognizing the unpredictable nature of the future global security situation, the CF will continue to work with other government departments towards the goal of international peace, stability and security. A whole-of-government approach to operations involving Defence and, among others, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Canadian International Development Agency and Public Safety Canada, will be the keystone for the CF and its operations overseas.

Operation ATHENA, Canada’s commitment to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan will continue to be the CF main overseas commitment and exemplifies our involvement in Canada’s whole-of-government approach with other key departments.  Focused in Kandahar Province, Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) is comprised of approximately 2,800 personnel employed in an Infantry Battle Group, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Operational Mentor Liaison Teams, National Support Element, Theatre Support Element, and a Headquarters.  Canadian military personnel will also occupy staff positions in Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) and the ISAF Headquarters located in Kabul, and under Operation ACCIUS military advisors to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Significant efforts have resulted in the on-going fulfillment of key Manley Report recommendations; namely, the integration of an American Task Force under the Operational Control of JTF-Afg and the on-going deployment of enhanced aviation capabilities and enablers. Efforts will continue to focus on training of the Afghan National Army, the provision of increased security for reconstruction and development efforts in Kandahar, and continued responsibility for the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team.

National Defence will continue to actively participate in the maintenance of international peace, stability and security by continuing its contributions to the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Furthermore, Defence will continue to support the Government’s Americas Strategy by strengthening partnerships with key hemispheric nations and institutions, such as the Organization of American States.

The CF will continue to engage in the Multi-National Force and Observers mission in support of the implementation of security provisions of the Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel as well as NATO missions and other missions as deemed appropriate by the Government. International obligations range from the Americas to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, with approximately 5,000 CF members deployed on a continuous basis.

As directed by the Government of Canada, the CF will conduct fully integrated global operations across the spectrum - from humanitarian assistance to combat - in concert with national and international partners to achieve timely and decisive strategic effects in support of Canada’s national interests.

The combined effect of Afghanistan and the Winter Olympics are central to the Government’s national and international objectives. From fall 2009 to fall 2011, the CF will ensure its priorities remain oriented to meet these tasks while managing the impact on CF personnel.

Strategic Outcome:  Good Governance, Canadian Identity and Influence in a Global Community

Section IIC – Program Activity: Contribute to Canadian government, society and the international community in accordance with Canadian interests and values


Program Activity:
Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and the International Community
in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Human Resources (FTEs) and Planned Spending ($ millions)
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending FTEs Planned Spending

Military

2,738

 

2,769

 

2,782

 

Civilian

3,381

 

3,539

 

3,595

 

Total

6,119

1,037,130

6,308

828,581

6,377

849,605

 
Program Activity Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets
  • Provide military advice to the Government of Canada;
  • Provide support to Government of Canada programs;
  • Contribute to Canadian economy and innovation;
  • Contribute to Canadian identity;
  • Contribute to youth and education;
  • Meet commitments to international organizations and exchange programs; and
  • Provide advisory and training support to other nations.
CF Cadets : number of youth involved with the Cadet Program No target established; trend analysis being developed
Number of military personnel who have participated in Military Training Assistance Program (MTAP) activities over past twelve months No target established
 

Sources: Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group / Chief Military Personnel / Assistant Deputy Minister Human Resources (Civilian) Group / Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

Notes:

  1. Military FTEs represent Vote 1 and Vote 5 Regular Forces and do not include Class “C” Primary Reserve Forces.
  2. Military FTEs are derived from a representative financial formula, as there is not a consistent 1:1 relationship between FTEs and program activities.
  3. Civilian workforce is planned through a Salary Wage Envelope (SWE); therefore, FTE figures represent an equivalent dollar value.
  4. Civilian workforce planned FTEs include forecasted growth projections and are subject to final budgetary approval.
  5. Civilian FTEs include personnel attributed to Internal Services.
  6. Civilian FTEs include Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS), or the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB).
  7. Reprioritization of operational and/or management initiatives within the fiscal year may result in the reallocation of personnel to other program activities, as required.

Industrial Co-operation and Benefits

The Investment Plan (IP) details Canada First Defence Strategy’s procurement priorities and the timing of capital projects over the 20-year period and will allow Canadian industry to better plan and position itself for future contract opportunities and make sound research and investment decisions.

The IP also allows government to engage with Canadian industry early in the procurement process in a more comprehensive way. Through dialogue, government can better assess what industry is able to provide, determine the potential for synergies with other projects and ascertain how Defence, and industry science and technology, can be aligned to better position Canadian suppliers for future procurements. This will enable Canadian industry to position itself for success while helping Defence build a stable force for sovereignty and security, renew relationships with research and development organizations across the country, and compete on the world stage.

Establishing the necessary conditions to achieve this linkage between defence expenditure and economic wealth generation is being pursued, in part through the development of a Defence Economic Framework. This framework will help us better achieve CFDS initiatives by enhancing cooperation in areas such as information sharing, and the cooperative management and exploitation of key technologies to enhance both Canadian business and Defence.

The CFDS provides Defence with an unprecedented opportunity to play a leadership role to better link Defence’s investments with the economic objectives of Canada, while at the same time satisfying military capability requirements. This will benefit the Canadian economy through the development of world class Canadian technology and will also provide the Canadian military with state-of-the-art, sustainable capabilities.

NATO Programs

Canada, a founding member of NATO, is committed to contribute to its common-funded budgets; our participation is directly linked to Canadian foreign policy and support to operations and activities of the Alliance to promote security, defence and peace in the world. The NATO Military Budget covers the operation and maintenance costs of NATO Military headquarters and other Alliance facilities and capabilities, including operations in Afghanistan.

The NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) finances the provision of various installations, facilities and capabilities which are needed to support the roles of the NATO Strategic Commands recognized as exceeding the national defence requirements of individual member countries, as well as some facilities in support of NATO operations in Afghanistan. The NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF) provides the surveillance capability to allow NATO to detect and track enemy aircraft operating at low altitudes over all terrain and for NATO forces to transmit data directly from the aircraft to command and control centres on land, sea or in the air.

The planned Canadian contribution to these three common-funded programmes in 2009-10 is $185.7 million.  Canada actively participates in the decision-making of these programmes to improve control, accountability and effective delivery of capability.

Contribute to Youth – Cadets and Junior Rangers

Canadian Cadet Program – The Canadian Cadet Program is a federally sponsored national training program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Defence conducts the Program in collaboration with the Navy Cadet League, the Army Cadet League and the Air Cadet League. Approximately 54,000 young Canadians will benefit from cadet training at local units of which approximately 23,000 cadets will be selected to attend national activities such as biathlon or marksmanship or one of the 24 Cadet Summer Training Centres located across the country.

Junior Canadian Rangers – The Junior Canadian Rangers Program is for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age in aboriginal communities and run in collaboration with local adult committees. The CF provides uniforms, training, financial and administrative support to the Cadet Program and Regular Force and Primary Reserve personnel assist in the delivery and evaluation during regular visits and field training exercises.  Ranger patrols are located in 111 communities. The Program provides structured youth activities promoting traditional cultures and lifestyles in remote and isolated Canadian communities. Some 3,300 Junior Canadian Rangers will benefit from training in their local communities, of which 600 will participate in enhanced summer training sessions in 2009.

Strategic Outcome:  Extraneous to PAA Strategic Outcomes

Allocations contribute across all Defence Program Activities:

(Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces Conduct Operations, Contribute to Canadian government, society and the international community in accordance with Canadian interests and Values)

Section IID – Program Activity:  Internal Services


Financial Resources
($Thousands)
  Fiscal Year
2009-2010
Fiscal Year
2010-2011
Fiscal Year
2011-2012
Departmental Spending

1,387,247

1,398,289

1,401,180

Capital Spending
(included in Departmental Spending)

103,563

109,287

110,078


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister Finance and Corporate Services / Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Group

* Due to rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown

Note:

  1. This is the Department’s second attempt at reporting planned spending figures by the sub-activity level of the Program Activity Architecture, therefore the numbers are subject to continued revision and refinement.

Human Resources 

Internal Services, within the current Program Activity Architecture (PAA) construct, provides a place for the organizational entities,such as financial and information management responsibilities, which support and provide coherence to Defence’s three Strategic Outcomes. In fiscal year 2009-2010, Defence is planning to implement an approved and updated PAA. Under that new PAA construct, Internal Services will be designated as a Program Activity. This will permit Defence to accurately identify human resource planning figures in future reports.

Program Activity Summary and Planning Highlights

The following groups of related activities support the Defence Internal Services program and corporate obligations. The groups included in this section are Management and Oversight Services, Financial Management Services, Information Management Services, Information Technology Services and Real Property Services.

Management and Oversight Services

Building Excellence in Defence Management

The government’s chosen tool to institute management excellence within the public service is the Management Accountability Framework (MAF). Defence has embraced MAF as the definitive resource for continuous improvement throughout all levels of management.  In addition, the MAF Assessment is a key source document for the establishment of Defence Priorities for ensuing years. Based upon the recommendations from the MAF Round V Assessment, senior Defence leadership has established the following management-related priorities for fiscal year 2009-2010:

  1. Implement the Defence Investment Plan;
  2. Continue to implement the Management Resource and Reporting Structure (MRRS);
  3. Consolidate the departmental approach to Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT);
  4. Continue to strengthen the core Control Framework and develop materiel, infrastructure, and information control frameworks in support of audited departmental financial statements; and
  5. Undertake measures to address the “Web of Rules” within Defence.
Implement the Defence Investment Plan

The Investment Plan (IP) gives a view of the long-term investment perspective based on the Canada First Defence Strategy and on those elements of Canadian Forces modernization and transformation expected to be implemented over the next 10 years. The IP facilitates Defence implementation of the CFDS by helping to manage the long-term complexity of balancing resources across the four pillars that form the foundation of military capabilities – personnel, equipment, readiness and infrastructure. The IP provides detailed guidance on how and when to invest in these areas and in other important support capabilities. 

The IP is a living document supported by a force development process that provides the rigorous analysis needed to inform key investment decisions. The force development process identifies CF-wide military capability goals, assesses present and future capability gaps, and prioritizes capability requirements for investment consideration. The IP integrates these considerations with other investment and funding requirements from across Defence into a single coherent plan that ensures the sequencing of investments corresponds to the capability need and the availability of funds. This not only minimizes the risk of capability gaps, but also ensures affordability and sustainability.

Continue to Implement the MRRS 

Defence is presently developing a Performance Measurement Framework for the updated Program Activity Architecture.  The intent is to create a single performance measurement system based on the Architecture activities that will be a foundation for the establishment of performance measures for the Investment Plan, Business Plans, Defence Strategy Map, and for displaying progress and accountability in reporting to Government. These measures are designed to inform senior management as to whether the intended effects are being achieved by demonstrating good governance, accountability, sound decision-making, and achieving the best value for investment.

Consolidate the Departmental Approach to IM/IT

The focus of activities in the realm of consolidating the approach to IM/IT aims to ensure that resources and activities are better aligned with departmental priorities and to attain the optimal use of resources through standardization, elimination of duplication through retiring legacy systems that are no longer necessary and to increase accessibility to information and technologies required to meet the strategic and operational commitments of Defence. We will continue to actively participate with the Treasury Board Secretariat Policy Framework Update Process to streamline policies and directives, specifically relating to IM/IT and IT security frameworks. 

Control Framework in Support of Audited Departmental Financial Statements

Implementing processes to ensure that the Department can sustain a controls reliant audit of financial statements is a priority for the Department. Details are provided under the section Financial Management Services.

Web of Rules 

During the past year, DND undertook significant work (under the Government of Canada web of rules initiative) to identify and assess “ways and means” to move to a risk based approach for DND Program Management and departmental approvals. This important work will allow DND to simplify and reduce the administrative burden in low risk areas. It will help towards creating the necessary capacity for increased vigilance in areas of higher risk files and will provide the needed capacity for new Program requirements.

Governance

Although the current governance structure satisfies both Treasury Board Secretariat and departmental requirements, Defence has an ongoing commitment to continuously improve its ability to manage the institution. A fulsome review of the governance structure is therefore proposed to ensure transparency and understanding of the decision-making process, organizational flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing requirements, and the effective and efficient use of personnel and resources. 

Internal Audit

During fiscal year 2009-2010, the overall Defence internal audit function will focus on complying with the 2006 Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit, which must be implemented across government by 1 April 2009.  Key to compliance is the expansion of Defence’s professional audit capacity.  As such, the recruitment of additional audit personnel remains a priority.  Individual audit engagements will continue to focus in the areas of highest risk within the realms of capital acquisition, security, materiel management, contracting and financial management.

The specific audit engagements planned for initiation in fiscal year 2009-2010 are presented in Section III: Supplementary Information - Table 4.

Evaluation

During fiscal year 2009-2010, Defence’s evaluation function will focus on implementing the expected new Evaluation policy, and on providing support to the development of the revised Program Activity Architecture. A major consideration of both is a significant increase of effort whereby the evaluation function will commence a multi-year growth program. Individual evaluation engagements planned for fiscal year 2009-2010 will focus on CF both operational, and operational support issues.

The specific evaluation engagements planned for initiation in fiscal year 2009-2010 are presented in Section III: Supplementary Information - Table 5.

Financial Management Services

Enhance Financial Management 

Financial Management Services contributes directly to informed and prudent consideration of resource issues in Departmental decision-making. Among the many challenges facing Defence, the following three stand out as priorities for fiscal year 2009-2010:

These will receive particular attention and will have resources specifically dedicated to their accomplishment:

Accrual Accounting/Accrual Budgeting

Departmental appropriations are provided on the modified cash basis used for reporting and accountability to Parliament.  In keeping with modified cash and accrual fiscal control and reporting, this report will present information on planned and actual spending for fiscal year 2009-2010 in Section III.

During the reporting period, the Department will continue the process of expanding the accrual budgeting to other sectors of the Defence budget beginning with the capital construction program. This expansion is the first step in the conversion of the Defence funding base to full accrual status.

Audited Financial Statements

Defence will continue the process of confirming that the control frameworks for the business processes that feed its financial system are well documented, complete and repeatable and that some means of confirming compliance throughout the Department has been implemented. The ultimate objective of this activity is to position the Department to sustain an initial controls-reliant audit of its financial statements by the Office of the Auditor General as early as fiscal year 2012-2013.

Implement Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Model

Effective fiscal year 2009-2010, the CFO model takes effect to address the requirements of the Accountability Act. This will encompass the increased oversight and reporting requirements necessary to meet the spirit and intent of enhanced government-wide accountability, including the challenge function, formal attestation activity, as well as support to the evolving corporate governance structure, and a range of changes to financial policies.

Real Property Services

The overall Defence real property portfolio is in many respects the largest and most complex of the Government of Canada, comprising 33 percent of all federal buildings and 7 percent of all federal land, with 25 main installations or military bases across Canada.  The total realty replacement cost of Defence-owned buildings and works, including housing, is estimated at $21 billion.  Evolving Defence requirements over many years have dictated the nature, number and diversity of real property assets in the portfolio today.  Suitable real property assets are essential to support operations at home and abroad, to accommodate and train personnel, to store and maintain equipment, and, generally, to fulfill the defence mission. The importance of real property has been recognized as one of the four pillars upon which military capabilities are built in the Canada First Defence Strategy. 

Real property assets are a major strategic resource. With such a diverse and ageing portfolio, in which more than 50 percent of the assets are more than 50 years old, there are significant challenges associated with the stewardship of real property, including a dynamic and evolving Defence structure, a complex web of rules, shifting demographics straining human resource capacity, a varying market economy and dated real property information management and information technology processes and systems.

In order to address the challenges and issues related to the real property portfolio, in fiscal year 2009-2010, the Defence management team will:

Furthermore, Defence has over 400 construction projects that are at different stages of approval and implementation in the current and next two fiscal years. Advancing these projects provides a great opportunity for Defence to contribute to the Government’s plan to strengthen the economy in communities across Canada while meeting the Canada First Defence Strategygoal of replacing or refurbishing 25 percent of the Defence infrastructure portfolio in 10 years and 50 percent in 20 years. Achieving this initiative will require the revamping of departmental planning, approval and risk management processes for construction projects.

For additional information on major projects in the Capital Construction Program see Section III: Supplementary Information - Tables 10a and 10b.



Section III:  Supplementary Information

Financial and Human Resource Tables

The following information is available on the Treasury Board Secretariat web site at: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rpp/st-ts-eng.asp

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs

Table 2: Green Procurement

Table 3: Sustainable Development Strategy

Table 4: Internal Audits

Table 5: Evaluations

Table 6: Loans, Investments, and Advances (Non-Budgetary)

Table 7: Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue

Table 8: Status Report on Major Crown Projects

Table 9: Summary of Capital Spending by Program Activity

The following information is available on the Department of National Defence web site at: http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=6035

Table 1b: Summary of Transfer Payments Program by PAA

Table 1c: Details on Transfer Payments Programs over $5 million

Table 10a: Details on Project Spending (Capital) Greater than $30 million

Table 10b: Capital Construction Program Spending over $60 million

Table 11a: Cost Estimates for CF International Operations

Table 11b: Cost Estimates for CF Domestic and Continental Operations

Table 12: Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits

Table 13: Accrual Budgeting and Major Projects

Table 14: Departmental and Capital Planned Spending by PAA Sub-Activity

Table A: Military (Regular Force) by Program Activity

Table B: Civilian Full-Time Equivalents by Program Activity



Section IV:  Human and Financial Resource Tables on Defence and Selected Defence Portfolio Organizations

The following information is available on the Department of National Defence web site at: http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=6035

Table 1: Reserve Force

Table 2: Communications Security Establishment Canada

Table 3: Office of the Judge Advocate General

Table 4: Office of the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces

Table 5: Defence Research and Development Canada

Table 6: National Search and Rescue Secretariat



Section V:  Additional Information

Appendices

The following information is available on the Department of National Defence web site at: http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=6035

List of Acronyms

C

CF - Canadian Forces

CFDS - Canada First Defence Strategy

CFO - Chief Financial Officer

CSEC - Communications Security Establishment Canada

CSTC-A - Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

 

D

DHRIM - Directorate Human Resources Information Management

DND - Department of National Defence

DRDC - Defence Research and Development Canada

 

E

EBP - Employee Benefit Plan

 

F

FTE -  Full Time Equivalent

FY - Fiscal Year

FCSAP - Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan

 

I

IM - Information Management

IT - Information Technology

IP - Investment Plan

ISAF - International Security Assistance Force

ISR - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

 

J

JTF-Afg - Joint Task Force Afghanistan

JUSTAS - Joint UAV Surveillance and Target Acquisition System

 

M

MAF - Management Accountability Framework

MHLH  - Medium-to Heavy-Lift Helicopter

MRRS - Management, Resources and Results Structure

MTAP - Military Training Assistance Program

 

N

NAEW&CF NATO - Airborne Early Warning and Control Force

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCM - Non-Commissioned Members

NORAD - North American Aerospace Defence

NSIP - NATO Security Investment Programme

NSS - National Search and Rescue Secretariat

 

O

OFF - Officers

OGDs - Other Government Departments

OMB - Office of the Ombudsman

OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

 

P

PAA - Program Activity Architecture

PMPR - Project Management Personnel Resources

PSTP - Public Security Technical Program

 

R

RCMP - Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RegF - Regular Force

RPP - Report on Plans and Priorities

 

S

SAR - Search and Rescue

SCR - Strategic Capability Roadmap

SWE - Salary Wage Envelope

 

T

TFA - Task Force Afghanistan

 

U

UN - United Nations

UNAMA - United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

 

Contact Listing


Plans and Priorities and Departmental Performance Information
Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau, OMM, CD
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2
Telephone: (613) 992-6052

Facsimile: (613) 992-3945



Financial Information
Rear-Admiral Bryn M. Weadon, CMM, CD, CMA, PLog
Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services)
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2
Telephone: (613) 992-5669

Facsimile: (613) 992-9693



General Inquiries
Ms Josée Touchette
Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2
Telephone: (613) 996-0562

Facsimile: (613) 995-2610

Email: information josee.touchette@forces.gc.ca



Internet sites on the World Wide Web
Department of National Defence www.forces.gc.ca
Office of the Judge Advocate General www.forces.gc.ca/jag/index-eng.asp
Office of the Ombudsman for National Defence and the Canadian Forces www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca
National Search and Rescue Secretariat www.nss.gc.ca
Defence Research & Development Canada www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Communications Security Establishment Canada www.cse-cst.gc.ca
Defence Planning and Management www.vcds-vcemd.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=5606

[1] The Department of National Defence (DND), the Canadian Forces (CF) and the organizations and agencies that make up the full Defence portfolio and collectively referred to as Defence.
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