COVID exposed Australia’s industrial weakness

Australia’s capacity to manufacture essential goods is the lowest in the developed world, a new report shows. The report, into Australia’s sovereign capability, shows how the arrival of COVID-19 exposed manufacture and supply problems caused by almost thirty years of deindustrialisation. The report, by the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, and commissioned by the recently formed…

Op-Ed: Sustaining sovereign innovation for Australia’s cyber-physical interests – Defence Connect

The last month or so has seen unprecedented levels of focus and interest in Australia’s approach to cyber security and the trust we place in data, digital infrastructures and interconnected value and supply chains. Sustaining that is critical to national security, explain Michelle Price, CEO of AustCyber, and Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone & Chalk. Click here to read this…

Sovereignty is the key to defence industry policy – The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Sovereignty is now the buzzword of defence industry policy, applied liberally to whatever project is under discussion. The idea has been further entrenched in the defence lexicon following publication of the long-awaited Defence Industrial Capability Plan (DICP), as well as the announcement of Australia’s sovereign industry capability priorities (SICP) and accompanying capability assessment framework. The DICP may be an…

Defense Industrial Strategy – UK Government Services

Defence Values for Acquisition This statement of values is intended to shape the behaviour of all those involved in acquisition, including Ministers, Defence Management Board members, customers at all levels, the scrutiny community, project teams in the various delivery organisations and our private sector partners. Read this on assets.publishing.service.gov.uk – Defence Industrial Strategy Defence White…