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CBSA concerned weak IT could comprise national security

According to information obtained by CBC News, the Canada Border Services Agency has expressed serious concerns about the implications a weak IT infrastructure would have for agency and national security.

An article published recently by CBC states that documents obtained under the Access to Information Act “outline serious concerns about how Shared Services Canada is supporting the border services agency’s IT infrastructure.”

According to a letter written to the president of Shared Services Canada by CBSA president Linda Lizotte-MacPherson, and quoted in the article: “As you are aware, CBSA asset failures would create a national security risk to the agency and to Canada [redacted]. On the commerce and travel side, the agency [redacted] would have a significant impact on the Canadian economy and would be noticed immediately for high-visibility media attention.”

Read the full article on the CBC website here.