A different question for Army

Chief of Army LTGEN Angus Campbell made an interesting point at the ADM Congress when he questioned the conversation around the acquisition of platforms for Army.

Are we asking the right questions?

Asking the right question at the right time can allay those feelings, that niggle that all is not well. Premium

Time to innovate

It's that time again when we look at the year that was and the year ahead. Premium

A Frisson of Optimism

One of the more enjoyable roles of the ADM team is to visit the major defence conferences and expositions held around the country throughout the year.

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The case for change

Having had some time to digest the news of a continuous shipbuilding plan, I am inclined to ask – what has changed?

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More than the sum of its parts

Sustainment, along with infrastructure and ICT, are the trio of Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FICs) that are the unsexy side of Defence.

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One lanyard to rule them all

As this edition of ADM goes to print, it remains to be seen what effect the First Principles Review (FPR) has had on Defence in a substantial way. Premium

Editorial: Information black hole

This month’s edition was a bit of trial for me I have to say. If you read the opening article of our annual Defence Capability Plan (DCP) Calendar, you can see where some of my frustration came from. The better part of a month was spent going around in circles. I have no doubt that I am not the only one who is irritated by the lack of information coming out of Defence at the moment. Premium

Editorial: Walking the line between openness and security on the cyber front

Of all the topics that ADM covers, cyber is perhaps the least well-understood domain. Cyber warfare, cyber crime, cyber threats and all the other cyber terms that come up can provide a labyrinth for the everyday person to navigate with little or no skill in the workplace or at home. Premium

The View from Canberra: What does IS offer its fighters?

If it hasn’t already happened, there’s a chance that sooner or later a RAAF crew aboard a Super Hornet high over Iraq will release a weapon that obliterates a teenaged jihadist from western Sydney. Premium

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