The DSA - Protecting Defence
The DSA leads Defence’s protective security efforts, and;
- sets Defence protective security policy—including authoring its primary source of protective security policy, the Defence Security Manual
- assists the Secretary, Chief of the Defence Force, Group Heads and Service Chiefs to manage security risk
- under the auspices of the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency undertakes security clearance vetting for the whole-of-government
- monitors Defence’s security performance.