The intelligence analysts role is to identify relationships, expose indicators and filter factual evidence to develop meaningful and usable intelligence assessments. They transform information from a range of sources, both national and international, into reliable insights. Continued learning and development is encouraged as analysts progress through their career.

Defence intelligence analysts help defend Australia and protect its interests. They provide timely and relevant intelligence to senior decision makers – whether Defence Ministers, strategists and policy-makers, or battlefield commanders.

The analysts study and evaluate information from a variety of sources such as satellite surveillance, foreign newspapers and broadcasts, social media and human contacts.

The intelligence supports:

  • The planning and conduct of Defence operations, policy and capability development.
  • Wider government planning and decision making on Defence and national security issues.
  • Whole-of-government strategies, such as countering proliferation and combating terrorism.