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Corporate Governance

Defence Governance Framework

Senior Committees

Defence Information Environment Committee

The Defence Information Environment Committee advises the Chief Information Officer on the governance of the Defence information environment to meet Defence requirements. The committee has been in abeyance since December 2004, pending clarification of its role, membership and responsibilities in 2005-06 by the Chief Information Officer.

In 2004-05, membership comprised the Chief Information Officer (chair), Deputy Chief Information Officer, Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Chief Finance Officer, Head Defence Personnel Executive, Head Capability Systems, Head Strategic Policy, Deputy Chief Joint Operations, Deputy Chief of Navy, Deputy Chief of Army, Deputy Chief of Air Force, Chief Operating Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Head Electronic and Weapons Systems, Director Information Sciences Laboratory - Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Head Information Systems Division and Assistant Secretary Information Architecture and Management (secretary). The Director General Information Policy and Plans, and Assistant Secretary Information Strategy and Futures were invited observers.

The committee held six scheduled meetings in 2004-05.

Table 1.23 Defence Information Environment Committee Attendance
Position and Name Meetings Held Meetings Attended
Chief Information Officer
(Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer - acting until 3 December 2004) 6 6
(Air Vice-Marshal John Monaghan from 3 December 2004) 0 0
Deputy Chief Information Officer/Head Information Capability Management Division
(Brigadier Peter Lambert - acting until 3 December 2004) 6 1/0*
(Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer from 3 December 2004) 0 0
Head Capability Systems (Air Vice-Marshal Kerry Clarke) 6 0/6*
Head Strategic Policy (Major General Frank Roberts) 6 0/6*
Chief Finance Officer (Mr Lloyd Bennett until 28 March 2005) 6 0/6*
Deputy Chief Joint Operations (Major General Mark Evans) 6 0/6*
Head Defence Personnel Executive (Rear Admiral Brian Adams) 6 0/6*
Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security (Mr Ron Bonighton) 6 0/6*
Chief Operating Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation
(Dr Ian Williams until 14 February 2005) 6 0/6*
(Mr Frank Lewincamp from 14 February 2005) 0 0
Deputy Chief of Navy (Rear Admiral Max Hancock) 6 0/6*
Deputy Chief of Army (Major General Ian Gordon) 6 0/6*
Deputy Chief of Air Force (Air Vice-Marshal Roxley McLennan) 6 0/6*
Head Electronic and Weapons Systems (Ms Shireane McKinnie) 6 5/1*
Director Information Sciences Laboratory/Deputy Chief Defence Scientist (Information) (Mr Neil Bryans) 6 3/2*
Head Information Systems Division
(Mr David Kenny) 6 3/3*
(Brigadier Rob Moffatt - acting from 12 January 2005) 0 0
(Mr Peter Lambert from 21 April 2005) 0 0
Assistant Secretary Information Architecture and Management
(Mr John Sheridan)
6 6
Observers
Director-General Information Policy and Plans
(Mr Ewart Challis - acting)
6 4/2*
Assistant Secretary Information Strategy and Futures
(Mr Gary Waters)
6 3/0*

* Substitute attended in place of member.

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