Pascal Girard

Director at Controlled Goods Directorate (Ottawa, ON)

PASCAL GIRARD is currently acting Director General, Industrial Security Sector, at Public Services and Procurement Canada.  He is responsible for overseeing the Contract Security Program (CSP) and the Controlled Goods Program (CGP).  The Programs aim to strike a balance between the overarching objectives of security, economic growth, privacy and human rights. Through security clearing companies, contractors, and the registration and inspection of facilities and IT infrastructure; and by ensuring the safeguarding of controlled and classified goods and technology, the Sector is a key player in Canada's national security framework. It strives to increase Canada’s visibility around the world and promote Canadian industry through the negotiation of bilateral instruments with foreign governments and the negotiation of alternative arrangements when reciprocal instruments are not possible. Mr. Girard started his career in the Public Service in1998 with the Department of National Defence, where he held various positions in the Environmental domain within the Land Force Command.  He joined PSPC in 2005 as Senior Manager, Planning, in the Office of Greening Government Operations. In 2007 he became the National Manager Contaminated Sites Program in Real Property.  He left the environmental field in 2008 to become Director, Strategic Issues, Planning and Reporting with PSPC.  Then in 2011 to 2012, he worked at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans where he held the positions of Director, Transformation and Modernization, and Director, Strategic and Operating Review Initiative.  Mr. Girard has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Laval University and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Sherbrooke.