New Kokoda Paper Members Launch
Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
By Dr Gary Waters
Kokoda Foundation members are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday 30 April when Gary Waters will launch this important report.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) functions are essential for effective operations spanning military, border protection and law enforcement activities, as well as in strategic decision-making. These functions provide greater situational awareness and better predictive intelligence necessary for superior decision-making at all levels. ISR synchronises and integrates the planning and operation of platforms, sensors, data, and people.
The ISR process must be treated as an integrated process, moving it in complexity, speed, and effectiveness beyond the current model of inter-agency cooperation. Australia can continue its modest trajectory in improving ISR or it can drive step-change improvements that will necessitate adopting a whole-of-nation approach, achieving closer engagement with the public, accelerating the data-to-decision cycle by leveraging the benefits of Big Data, and synchronising ISR capabilities.
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Future Strategic Leaders' Congress
Australia’s Strategic Partnership with Indonesia:
Respecting Differences and Aligning Interests
30 May - 1 June 2014
ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa
A constructive partnership with Indonesia is essential to Australia's national security interest, and it will become increasingly so into the future. To achieve that, we must respect and recognise differences between the two countries whilst seeking greater alignment of priorities and interests.
The first 2014 Kokoda Future Strategic Leaders’ Congress will examine the strategic relationships of Australia and Indonesia in the future decades. It will look at potential divergence in the strategic interests of the countries, how these can be resolved, and the kind of diplomacy needed to shape the bilateral relationship towards a mutually beneficial partnership.
Expected to take part are senior executives and keynote speakers from organisations including DFAT, AusTrade, ANU, ADF, PM&C and Embassies.
The congress will also provide Australia’s future strategic leaders with an introduction to the core skills necessary for working in the strategic environment, including:
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- Strategic thinking – making the connections between operational and strategic outcomes
- Writing for national security – presenting information for decision making
- Negotiation and facilitation skills – working in groups and solving problems
Chairman’s Circle – a special level of Kokoda Membership
The Chairman’s Circle is a new exclusive level of membership of the Foundation which recognises publically the support and assistance that an individual or a company provides. It enables people to help contribute to the national security debate by supporting the Foundation in a philanthropic manner.
As a member of the Chairman’s Circle you will receive all the benefits of general membership including receiving Security Challenges, research papers and invitations to Kokoda events and activities. Whenever possible members of the Chairman’s Circle will receive exclusive invitations to Kokoda Closed workshop activities and VIP access at our larger events. Please note closed workshop invitations are issued based on subject matter expertise and required security clearances.
In addition all members of the Chairman’s Circle will be listed on the Kokoda Foundation website, acknowledged in the Annual Report to members and welcomed formally in Kokoda’s quarterly newsletters.
Register for Chairman's Circle here