CSEC plans move to new quarters
In May 2008, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) announced new accommodation projects. The new buildings will be constructed on federal property in the east end of Ottawa.
The new purpose-built facility, consisting of both office and special purpose spaces will be designed to meet the needs of CSEC, allowing staff to pursue their work with greater efficiency.
The Mid-Term Accommodation (MTA) (now called Pod 1 of the Long-Term Accommodation) was completed in November 2011. Pod 1 will provide an interim solution to ease current work-space constraints. See the Pod 1 page for more details.
A second building, called the Long-Term Accommodation (LTA), is planned for construction at a later date to relieve the organization from current infrastructure issues faced at the ageing Confederation Heights campus. See the LTA Project page for more details.
Public-private Partnerships and National Security: Myths vs. Reality
CSEC has recently been featured in a number of news stories concerning its Long-Term Accommodation project and method of procurement being employed. However, some of the information being quoted in these stories is incorrect and misleading. CSEC is committed to ensuring that the correct information is made available to employees and to the public. CSEC is also committed to ensuring that employees are treated fairly and equitably, security continues to be a top priority and that our organization gets the appropriate infrastructure to deliver on our mandated mission.
View the list of myths resulting from recent media coverage.
Defence Construction Canada
Defence Construction Canada is the government contracting authority that will oversee the construction project.
LEED Gold Certification
Defence Construction Canada has specified that the MTA is to be built to LEED Gold certification. LEED is an international standard for construction of environmentally friendly or "green" buildings. To find out more about LEED, consult the Links page.
For more information about the MTA, please contact:Media Relations, CSEC