30 octobre 2019 | Local, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

FORMATION SUR LE MARCHÉ CANADIEN DE LA DÉFENSE

FORMATION SUR LE MARCHÉ CANADIEN DE LA DÉFENSE

Aéro Montréal tient actuellement une formation de deux jours sur le marché canadien de la défense. Cette formation permet à une trentaine de participants de mieux comprendre les bases du processus d'approvisionnement du gouvernement du Canada et du ministère de la Défense nationale, la stratégie d'approvisionnement en matière de défense, les outils disponibles, les rôles et responsabilités des différents paliers gouvernementaux...

Le descriptif des thèmes abordés durant les deux jours est disponible ici https://lnkd.in/gUmQhG8

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