Minister Brough opens MilCIS 2015

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New minister for Defence Materiel and Science Mal Brough opened the event this year, reflecting on the changes in the Defence space since his last ministerial posting there 12 years ago. Premium

MilCIS keynotes at a glance

The MilCIS conference facilitates a continuing dialogue between Defence employees, contractors, industry and researchers to discuss current and developing technological capabilities, project initiatives, and operational requirements. Credit: Consec

“The pressure for ICT interoperability, simplicity and flexibility is only increasing,” CIO Chief Peter Lawrence chief told the MilCIS audience this week.

Airbus Plans MRTT Tech Insert

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In late October, Airbus Defence and Space revealed a range of improvements it is developing for its A330-based Multi-Role Tanker Transport.

JSM successfully completes test milestone

Although Australia won’t formally consider buying the JSM until later this decade, early participation has ensured the system will be understood and compatible should an order be placed. Credit: Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

The Raytheon/Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile (JSM) successfully completed a missile flight test in the US last week. Premium

Australia maintains low risk Defence anti-corruption rating

Australia was listed in category B (green) with only New Zealand gaining a category A listing in the Asia Pacific region. Credit: TI

The latest 2015 Transparency International’s (TI) Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) report is out.

Engineering degrees at ADFA expanded to welcome civilians

The Adams Auditorium, ADFA. Credit: Defence

Aspiring engineers will soon have the opportunity to study alongside military personnel in the ACT following an agreement between Defence and the ACT Government.

Australian Defence College pilots Google Apps

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Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne has announced the Australian Defence College is running a pilot program using Google Apps for Education. Premium

The Repat Foundation relaunches new national brand

A new national brand focused on research that improves the health and wellbeing of our veterans, emergency first responders and their families launched on Friday 6 November in Adelaide. Premium

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The annual MilCIS Comms and IS conference winds up today and the general consensus seems to be we are heading in the right direction but there is still a way to go. Premium