You are the official point of contact with Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program. You are accountable to the program on all contract security matters. Your work may be delegated in part to alternate company security officers (ACSOs).
In all of your work, you must comply with the Industrial Security Manual and the program's requirements.
Complying with contract security requirements
- Maintain your organization security clearance
- Screen your personnel
- Secure information and assets
- Reference sheet: Comply
Maintain your organization security clearance
The information you supply to obtain your organization clearance must be kept up to date. If changes are not reported and not addressed, your organization clearance will no longer be in good standing. This may impact your ability to bid on contracts. For example, you will be considered non-compliant if your organization's CSO leaves and a replacement is not appointed immediately.
As CSO, you are responsible for:
- appointing, briefing and training all ACSOs
- appointing, from among the appointed ACSOs, one officer to be the CSO in your absence
- informing Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program of any:
- changes to the key senior officials (KSOs) in the organization
- organizational changes (for example, legal status, ownership, physical move or new construction)