Advocacy / Member News
February 2, 2024

CFN Consultants Announces A New Associate

The Partners of CFN Consultants are pleased to announce that Major-General (retired) Derek Basinger, OMM, CD, is joining CFN Consultants following a distinguished 37-year career as an engineer and operational leader in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), capped off by over a decade of experience at the senior governance levels of National Defence Headquarters, culminating in his appointment as the Chief of Staff for ADM Material.

Derek is looking forward to helping bridge the gap between defence industry capacity and CAF requirements in his role with CFN Consultants.


Founded in 1983, CFN is Canada's leading consultancy specializing in aerospace, defence and public safety procurement. CFN's Partners and Associates have particular expertise in dealing with the Canadian Armed Forces and the departments and agencies of the Government of Canada that are involved in aerospace, defence and public safety procurement.

With experts in defence requirements, government procurement, contracting, Socio-Economic and Industrial and Technological Benefits (offsets), and the defence industry, CFN can assist your company to successfully engage with the federal government.  In this regard, CFN assists clients with their engagements with National Defence, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, Canada's regional development agencies, the RCMP, and other departments and agencies.

For additional information, please contact:

Peter Studer 
Senior Partner
CFN Consultants [email protected] 






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