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Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG)

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CIOG Organisational Structure

Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) Operating Model

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the head of CIOG and is accountable to the Secretary for Defence and the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) for the completeness and coherence of the Single Information Environment (SIE); and for establishing effective governance and coordination arrangements for the planning development, operation and management of SIE capabilities.

The authority of the CIO encompasses all aspects of the SIE capability management including strategy, planning, prioritisation, development, implementation and support. Scope of that authority spans all Defence networks. The CIO is the technical authority for enterprise information management, architecture, standards, policy and master data management.

The Chief Technology Officer Division (CTOD) is responsible for the Defence ICT Strategy, technology roadmaps, architecture, and delivery of ICT systems and applications in line with Defence’s goals and strategies. CTOD provides guidance and support to Defence on projects of strategic significance, promoting technology awareness and competence throughout the organisation. The Division ensures applications are built and integrated in line with the architecture for applications and infrastructure, which is aligned with the SIE objective.

The ICT Delivery Division (ICTDD) is responsible for program and project delivery including development of capability acquisition proposals, and the design, development and implementation of capability solutions in the Defence SIE. The Division is also responsible for related industry engagement, consolidation and modernisation of Defence systems to improve service delivery to clients, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

The ICT Operations Division (ICTOD) (and Strategic J6) is responsible for the integration, operation, management and support of CIOG’s components of the Defence SIE. It is also the Coordinating Capability Manager for key ICT capabilities including satellite communications, electromagnetic spectrum, high grade cryptographic systems, tactical data links, deployed networks and applications, and the Combined Federated Battle Lab Network.