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05OTTAWA1244 2005-04-26 12:05:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Ottawa
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MISSION CANADA 90 DAY GOALS - 3RD QUARTER

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					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 OTTAWA 001244 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR WHA

CALGARY PLEASE PASS WINNIPEG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT PREL PGOV CASC ECON CA ETRA
SUBJECT: MISSION CANADA 90 DAY GOALS - 3RD QUARTER



1. Summary - Over the next three months, Mission Canada
commits to supporting the SPP, finalizing our budget and
continuing our enhancement of our SIPRnet site. In this
next period, we also expect to prepare for the arrival of a
new Ambassador and to follow-up on our project to design an
emergency outreach plan for American citizens in Canada.
End Summary



2. Goal 1 - Support the Security and Prosperity Partnership
initiative

Background - Three North American leaders launched the
Security and Prosperity Partnership in Texas in March. Over
the next three months, working groups in each of the three
capitols will elaborate a plan of action to detail those
concrete steps which will improve security and economic
performance in the region. Those principally responsible
for the plan in each of the three countries are already in
constant contact. Our participation will be to complement
this work by promoting the SPP publicly and by offering our
views and those of our contacts to the Washington-based
working groups.

Steps to be taken (POL, ECON, DHS, FCS, FAS, PAS,
CONSULATES):

--Arrange public affairs activities to promote the SPP and
to encourage Canadian stakeholder engagement in the process.
--Engage Canadian government participants in the working
groups to assess their progress, their evolving thinking on
measures under consideration
--Reporting on Canadian government progress and implications
of political developments on their ability to deliver




3. Goal 2 - Align Embassy operations with available funding
from Washington

Background - With only projected targets, Mission Ottawa has
faced serious budget shortfalls throughout this fiscal year.
We have taken various steps including a hiring freeze and a
reduction of ORE staff in order to ensure post is best
prepared to meet our anticipated budgets this year and next.
Our goal is develop a plan through the end of this year,
which will put us on a footing to avoid a repeat of our
budget crisis next year.

Steps to achieve the goal:

Determine funding available from Washington. (FMC)

Produce spending plan for balance of funding. (FMC, GSO,
MGMT)

Finalize ORE staffing reductions (HR)

Develop buyout package and offer buyouts as affordable.
Goal is to reduce annual personnel costs. (HR)

Finish CAJE appeals and implement all CAJE results. (HR)

Begin better utilization of $1 million LES health benefits
program. (HR)

Produce plan to utilize proceeds of sale of either DCM
residence or 46 Rockcliffe. (GSO)



4. Goal 3 - Implement new reporting strategies to broaden
use of the SIPRNet and further incorporate our classified
web site into Mission Canada's reporting program.

Background: The outreach of the Secret Internet Protocol
Router Network (SIPRNet) continues to play a central role in
expanding Mission Canada's information collaboration
capabilities. Post Management is committed to making the
Mission Canada classified website the premier resource for
current and historical information on U.S.-Canadian
bilateral relations and key U.S. issues in Canada.

Steps to be taken:

--Develop a daily report to highlight the key issues of
strategic and regional importance. SUCCESS MEASURE: The
daily report is updated on the Mission Canada classified web
site by 1:00 PM daily. (POL lead, All Sections, Consulates)

--Activate the Net-Centric Diplomacy Telegram portlet and
migrate substantive reporting from the legacy telegram
archive portlet. SUCCESS MEASURE: All substantive
reporting is migrated to the NCD portlet. (IMO)
--Enhance Net-Centric Diplomacy Biographic reporting with
information not available in the public domain or through
open sources. SUCCESS MEASURE: Reporting officers are
formally notified to begin annotating biographic files with
personal notes. (POL)

--Expand the regional reporting MPP Goal Paper portlets to
include a document that summarizes reporting officer
portfolios and contact information. Currently, there's no
reliable method of directing external site visitors to the
appropriate action officer. SUCCESS MEASURE: Content
managers are instructed to populate their respective
portlets with contact and portfolio information. (POL lead,
All Sections, Consulates)

DICKSON