Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Camelot, not the Taj Mahal!

How does CSE describe its new headquarters project in its internal documents? Dave Pugliese reports ("Canada’s spy bosses think of their elaborate new HQ as ‘Camelot’," Ottawa Citizen, October 2012):
Canada’s electronic spy organization believes that the state-of-the-art headquarters now being built in Gloucester will make it a leader among its allies and attract the best and brightest of spies, according to newly released government documents obtained by the Citizen. ...

The documents released by the Defence Department note that Project Camelot will deliver a world-class facility while at the same time solving CSEC’s need for modern accommodation and increased electrical power.

“It will also distinguish Canada as a leader among its intelligence allies for this type of show-case facility,” say the documents, released under the access-to-information law.

“Canada obtains enormous benefit from CSEC through this alliance. This project will demonstrate Canada’s continued commitment to contributing to its international intelligence partnerships.”

September 2012 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.)