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Military Procurement consultation sessions with Tom Jenkins

Friday, October 26, 2012

ITL`s Director of Operations, Paul Cooke took time out of his busy schedule earlier this month to participate in the industry consultation sessions related to leveraging Canada¢â‚¬â„¢s military procurement. These discussions were at the request of  Mr. Tom Jenkins who was recently appointed  to the position of special advisor by Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose who said “Tom Jenkins will be a special adviser and will work with defence contractors to boost competitiveness”. He was chairman of an expert review panel which looked at federal support for research and development and made recommendations for the government’s 2012 economic plan. “I look forward to working with Mr. Jenkins to improve our ability to leverage military procurement in support of Canadian jobs and industry, including innovation and technology development,” Ambrose said in a statement. ITL was invited to take part in the discussions as well as many Tier 1 suppliers to the Military Markets.