On the 31 August 2022, the Assistant Minister for Defence and Assistant Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite, launched the 2022 Defence Information and Communications Technology Strategy.
This information and communications technology (ICT) strategy ensures Defence delivers mission capable information and communications technology to be ready to fight and win in the digital age.
The strategy outlines 4 goals.
Empower faster, better decisions in the modern battlespace.
Remain connected and digital, even in degraded environments, delivering secure, resilient, survivable and scalable ICT.
Meet mission requirements via investment in a highly skilled and capable workforce that is ready for the digital age.
Achieve strong ICT partnerships that leverage the expertise and experience of Government, industry, academia, allies and international partners.
The strategy is informed by the 2020 Defence Strategic Update, 2020 Force Structure Plan and Lead the Way: Defence Transformation Strategy, and is closely aligned to the Defence Data Strategy 2021-2023 and the Defence Cyber Security Strategy.