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  • 30 Apr 2014 8:36 PM | Anonymous

    New Kokoda Paper Released

    Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise

    By Dr Gary Waters

    Media release

    On Wednesday 30 April Gary Waters launched 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.

    More information is available here
    Download the report

  • 30 Apr 2014 6:01 PM | Kokoda Office (Administrator)

    Security Challenges

    Intelligence and Security Issues
    for Australia

    In this issue, ADBR competition winner David Schaefer investigates intelligence reform with a focus on the relentless growth of the information collected for the foreign intelligence assessment process.

    Shandon Harris-Hogan investigates Jihadism in Australia, Rita Parker and Jenny Stewart examine energy and food security, while David Brewster looks at the India-Australia security and defence relationship.

    In addition, Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect assesses the role of poison gas and diplomacy in the Syrian conflict while Guy Roberts looks at the China policies of US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and what this can reveal about managing this relationship in the 21st Century.

    For links to article details and full-text PDF, see the table of contents of this edition. Hard copies can be ordered here.
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