Accession Number:

ADA599126

Title:

A Policy and Program for Invigorating Science and Technology for National Security

Descriptive Note:

Consultation paper

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Minister for Defence is championing the development of a new framework for achieving a whole-of-government approach to national security ST. The framework will comprise a national security ST policy statement and supporting Program. The intention is to transition from poorly coordinated and under-resourced ST effort to a collaborative co-investment approach between government, academia and industry that effectively and efficiently delivers innovative ST solutions in priority national security areas for Australia. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation DSTO is responsible for leading and coordinating national security ST, a role transferred from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Department of Defence in February 2012. As part of that role, DSTO is leading the development of a new policy and supporting program in consultation with the national security ST communities, for consideration and endorsement by Government in 2014.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE