ICT is a key enabler that allows Defence to perform its core business – defending Australia and its national interests. ICT helps to offset the relatively small size of the ADF, providing a war fighting advantage. Both the Defence White Paper and the First Principles Review emphasise the need for a modern and efficient ICT infrastructure. Over the next five years a substantial investment will be made in improving Defence ICT.
The Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) is committed to deliver on this investment.
In response to these requirements, CIOG is introducing an ICT strategy in the form of the Defence Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategic Direction 2016-2020 (2.45 Mb - PDF).
CIOG is undertaking an information transformation which will take Defence from an infrastructure-centric approach to ICT, to an information-centric approach. In partnership with the Groups and Services we are introducing significant new capabilities and new ways of working.
This strategy reflects the increased demands on ICT across Defence, the focus on information, the evolving technology landscape, and changes in the way ICT services are delivered.
To meet these challenges, CIOG’s priorities are to:
By focusing on these key areas, CIOG will drive major improvements in the way ICT supports Defence in defending the nation, delivering value to the taxpayer and fulfilling the mission set for us by government.