April 7, 2016
US / Canada Joint Certification Program
The U.S. / Canada Joint Certification Program Office recently granted Chickatay Inc. ( U.S. Aviation Group ) approval for the Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement.
Because The United States and Canada share a unique, long-standing military and economic relationship and the two countries are partners in the joint defense of North America, they have established a bilateral common structure known as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) for mutual defense.
“We are honored to be recognized by the JCP,” said Chickatay Inc. CEO, Mark Taylor. “This certification validates our commitment to protect the military interests of the United States, Canada, and our allied nations around the world.” Chickatay Inc. is bidding on the solicitation FA3002-15-R-IFT commonly known as “ AFICA Initial Flight Training (IFT)” and is currently providing military flight training under the Foreign Military Sales Initial Flight Orientation ( FMS-IFO ) contract to foreign nationals as well as training the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS).
The United States and Canada consult and cooperate on the development of common industrial security procedures and technology controls. The two governments have entered into numerous bilateral agreements that codify and support this relationship. In 1985, the United States and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that established the U.S.-Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP).
The Joint Certification Program (JCP) certification is required by any U.S. or Canadian Government Contractor who requires access to unclassified technical data drawings that disclose militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND).