Tuesday, October 25, 2011

September 2011 CSE staff size


(If you click through on the link and get a different figure, it's probably because the Canada Public Service Agency has updated its website; they update the numbers once a month.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Adams to retire in 2012

CSE Chief John Adams will retire in early 2012 (Colin Freeze, "Canada’s other spy agency seeks new chief," Globe and Mail, 20 October 2011). He will be 70 in May 2012.

No word yet on who will be the 8th Chief of CSE/Director CBNRC.

Friday, October 07, 2011

New HQ update

CSE has posted an update on the status of construction of its new headquarters complex.

Pictured above, the nearly completed Mid-Term Accommodation Project building. The MTAP building -- when are they going to come up with better names for these facilities? -- is described as a data centre, which I take to mean that it will host CSE's supercomputer(s). Note the grey, windowless portion of the structure on the left-hand side.

In the past, I've suggested that this facility (and the data storage complex that will be associated with it, which I'm assuming is the big windowless building going up at the north end of the LTAP) should be called the Charles N. Hellyer Computer Centre.