No Bang for the Buck: Military contracting and public accountability

No Bang for the Buck: Military contracting and public accountability

Prepared by: Steven Staples

Date: June 2007

Key Findings:

  • The government should not sign any new major military contracts pending reports by the Auditor General and the Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, expected by the end of the year.
  • Ministers involved in defence procurement, especially the Defence Minister, should have at least a five-year separation from the employ of any government contractors.
  • The Defence Minister should be given clear responsibility for defence procurement.
  • A new parliamentary standing committee should be established with the responsibility for defence procurement and monitoring programs.

Reference:

Staples, Steven. No Bang for the Buck: Military contracting and public accountability. Foreign Policy Series. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, June 2007.

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