Email Transformation Initiative

November 8, 2012

Latest updates on NSE and ETI (Email Transformation initiative);

High-ranking officials in the Communications Security Establishment, the government’s ultra-secretive cyber-security agency, told a Senate committee Monday that it will help evaluate every piece of hardware that will go into the government’s new email system.

The department responsible for the system, Shared Services Canada, has already invoked national security provisions for the purchase of the system that will service more than 40 of the government’s heaviest IT-dependent departments. As part of the contract, first put out over the summer and updated late last week, the government will have the right to evaluate every company and person involved in the project, and the system must be made in Canada.

Under questioning from Conservative Senator Daniel Lang, the head of IT security for the cyber-intelligence agency suggested that buying local was not a surefire bet that the system will be safe from foreign threats

Full article can be found here.

The article continues on with how the federal focus of Cyber Sercurity is playing a major role in the decsions of how technology will be purchased and deployed going forward with SSC.

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