Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Breaking
Naval shipbuilding kicks off in Adelaide:

Minister lauds new chapter for ASD

Minister for Defence Marise Payne has welcomed the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) being recognised as a statutory agency within the Defence portfolio. 

“The establishment of ASD as a statutory agency within the Defence portfolio achieves a key recommendation of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review,” Minister Payne said. 

ASD’s uniquely skilled workforce has always been its greatest asset. As recognised in the review, recruiting and retaining staff has become increasingly difficult due to increased competition for talent across the private sector. As a statutory agency within the Defence portfolio, ASD will have more flexibility to attract, train, retain and develop its specialist workforce. 

“ASD has delivered strategic advantage to the Australian Defence Force and government for over 70 years,” Minister Payne said.

“Foreign signals intelligence, countering cyber espionage and defending against cyber threats remain critically important for ASD. At the same time, ASD’s focus will now expand to lead cyber security support and services to industry, government and the community. To achieve this, the Australian Cyber Security Centre now operates as part of ASD.”

 

 

Minister lauds new chapter for ASD
lawyersweekly logo
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network

more from defence connect

Nov 15 2018
Naval shipbuilding kicks off in Adelaide
Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Minister for Finance and the Public Service Mathias Cormann ha...
Nov 15 2018
F-35 countdown: Regional maintenance hub to drive industry growth
Australia’s participation with the global F-35 program has seen Queensland-based TAE Aerospace est...
Nov 15 2018
Boeing scholarship to support entry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Boeing Defence Australia has partnered with Aviation Australia to start a program that provides Abor...