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  Defence Intelligence Organisation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) is one of Australia's intelligence agencies, providing assessment of intelligence obtained by other Australian and cooperating foreign intelligence agencies, supporting Defence and Government decision-making and the planning and conduct of Australian Defence Force operations.
The DIO is one of three organisations that make up the Defence Intelligence Group, which come under the auspices of the Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Security.
The DIO was established in 1990 as the strategic-level, all-source intelligence assessment agency for the Department of Defence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defence_Intelligence_Organisation   (311 words)

 Inquiry into Australian Intelligence Agencies - Chapter 7:Resourcing and effectiveness of the agencies
The Defence Signals Bureau was established in 1947, as part of the Department of Defence, with responsibility for maintaining a national sigint capability in peacetime.
DSD is widely held in high regard for the sigint capability it maintains and the quality of the service it provides.
DSD is the largest of Australia's intelligence agencies, both in terms of its annual budget and personnel numbers.
www.dpmc.gov.au /publications/intelligence_inquiry/chapter7/4_dsd.htm   (1618 words)

 About DSD
DSD makes Government and Defence policy more certain and more effective by providing the policy Departments and assessment agencies with important information that is not available from open sources.
DSD also directly contributes to the military effectiveness of the ADF, and provides a range of information security services to ensure that their sensitive electronic information systems are not susceptible to unauthorised access, compromise or disruption.
DSD's personnel are dedicated to their work: it offers them challenges and rewards, both personal and professional, uncommon in most other public or private sector workplaces.
www.dsd.gov.au /about_dsd/index.html   (416 words)

 Defence Signals Directorate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is Australia's signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection agency.
Based in Canberra, it operates monitoring facilities at, near Geraldton in Western Australia and at, Northern Territory, which are believed to be part of the ECHELON system.
Under the 1948 UKUSA agreement, DSD's intelligence is shared with the United States National Security Agency (NSA), the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Defence_Signals_Directorate   (313 words)

 Defence Signals Directorate
DSD is Australia's national authority for signals intelligence and information security.
DSD has two principal functions: one is to collect and disseminate foreign signals intelligence (known as Sigint); the other is to provide Information Security (Infosec) products and services to the Australian Government and its Defence Force.
The Directorate's intelligence-related activities and operations are classified in the interests of national security.
www.dsd.gov.au   (110 words)

 Defence Signals Directorate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is Australia's signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information security (INFOSEC) agency.
The DSD operates at least two receiving stations: the Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station (ADSCS), located at Kojarena, near Geraldton in Western Australia, and the Shoal Bay Receiving Station, located at Shoal Bay, Northern Territory.
The most prevalent sources are in Malaysia and Indonesia, targeting mainly high level politicians and defence personnel.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defence_Signals_Directorate   (275 words)

 Eyeballing the Australian Defence Signals Directorate
DSD's intelligence role was formally acknowledged in 1977 in the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Representatives on the Royal Commission into Intelligence and Security.
The new Directorate was approved by Cabinet on 13 July 1978, and in 1979 relocated from its long-term "temporary" accomodation in Albert Park to a new purpose-built facility in Melbourne's historic Victoria Barracks.
In June 1988 the Government decided that DSD should be relocated to Canberra to new facilities at the northern end of the Russell Defence complex.
cryptome.sabotage.org /dsd-au-eyeball.htm   (1048 words)

 Blick Report into DSD and East Timor Leak Investigations
Mr Blick investigated the activities of the Defence Signals Directorate in relation to leak investigations carried out by the Department of Defence and the Australian Federal Police in 1999-2001.
Although this article did not, in fact, claim that DSD monitored Mr Brereton’s or his staff’s communications, that was the interpretation placed upon it by commentators in other media outlets as exemplified by the quotation at paragraph 7.
You might recall that the terms of the cabinet-approved rules under which DSD operated at that time required that any proposal to target the communications of an Australian had to be referred to me for consideration.
www.minister.defence.gov.au /Hilltpl.cfm?CurrentId=2938   (3830 words)

 Aus Gov Spying on its own
Although Australia's DSD does not use the term "Echelon", Government sources have confirmed to Channel 9 that Hager's description of the system is correct, and that the Australia's Dictionary computer at Kojarena works in the same way as the one in New Zealand.
According to DSD director Martin Brady, "to ensure that (our) activities do not impinge on the privacy of Australians, DSD operates under a detailed classified directive approved by Cabinet and known as the Rules on Sigint and Australian Persons".
"Both DSD and its counterparts operate internal procedures to satisfy themselves that their national interests and policies are respected by the others," he says.
www.cs.cmu.edu /People/fahd/reading/aus_spying.htm   (1250 words)

 Leaked spy intercepts prove Australian complicity in Timor massacre
The DSD intercepts show that from early February 1999, the Howard government was told that leading figures, notably General Feisal Tanjung, co-ordinating minister for politics and security, and former generals A.M. Hendropriyono and Mohammad Yunus Yosfiah, were personally directing the mayhem.
DSD already knew that the Indonesian military command in East Timor, referred to as Korem 164, had been using armed local auxiliaries and militia since the latter months of 1998 to quell unrest that had been growing since the toppling of Suharto.
DSD intercepted numerous telephone conversations involving the cabinet generals, Tanjung, Hendropriyono and Yunus, discussing the mass removal of people to Indonesian West Timor and assigning special hit squads, code-named Kiper-9, to hunt down pro-independence figures.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/mar2002/timo-m25.shtml   (1897 words)

 DSD Past & Present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The origin of DSD lies in Australian involvement in the several Signals Intelligence (Sigint) organisations formed during the Second World War to support US and Australian forces in the Pacific theatre: the Central Bureau, the Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne (FRUMEL), the RAAF Wireless Units, and the Army's Australian Special Wireless Group.
This new Signals Intelligence Centre, to be located at Albert Park Barracks in Melbourne under the name of the Defence Signals Bureau (DSB) – the forerunner of DSD – began to take shape in late March 1947.
This was to enable DSD to establish a closer relationship with, and provide a better service to, its major customers – in the Defence organisation, including the ADF, other intelligence agencies, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
www.aisep.gov.au /sigint/past_present.html   (413 words)

 Defence Signals Directorate - Wikipedia
Das Defence Signals Directorate von Australien sammelt Signals Intelligence.
Von Canberra aus leitete es Überwachungsanlagen in Kojarena, in der Nähe von Geraldton in Western Australia und in Shoal Bay, Northern Territory, von denen angenommen wird, dass sie Teil des Echelon-Systems sind.
Das Defence Signals Directorate könnte auch eine Rolle bei Pine Gap spielen.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defence_Signals_Directorate   (108 words)

 Defence Signals Directorate
The Defence Signals Directorate is Australia's SIGINT-collection agency.
It operates monitoring facilities at Kojarena, near Gelaldton in Western Australia and at Shoal Bay, Northern Territory, which are believed to be part of the Echelon system.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/de/Defence_Signals_Directorate.html   (98 words)

 Letter to Min Foreign Affairs Australian intercepts about East Timor
We are appalled by this military and intelligence rapprochement which we believe signals to Indonesia that their military leaders can continue to enjoy impunity for heinous crimes.
Defence sources in Canberra have given details of how electronic eavesdroppers intercepted secret messages between the Indonesian officers who ran a campaign of murderous violence to undermine the 1999 referendum.
This is the first time that there have been leaks of raw Defence Signals Directorate data relating to a contemporary event, and it is believed that the leak is an indication of a deep disquiet within defence circles.
www.etan.org /et2002a/march/24-31/24letter.htm   (812 words)

 National Archives of Australia - The Collection - Defence - Defence administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Established in 1929, the primary objective of the Defence Committee was to advise the Minister for Defence on defence policy, coordinate all arms of the Defence Department and deal with the financial requirements of defence policy.
The membership of the Defence Committee currently consists of the Secretary of the Department of Defence, the Chief of the Defence Force, the three service chiefs, and the secretaries of the departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Treasury.
Defence Signals Directorate within the Department of Defence is responsible for signals intelligence and communications security.
www.naa.gov.au /the_collection/defence/defence_administration.html   (925 words)

 Print Article: Defence Signals Directorate on theft case
Australia's most secretive intelligence agency - the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) - is investigating the theft of two mainframe computers from customs at Sydney Airport, the federal Customs Minister, Chris Ellison, said yesterday.
But a spokesman for Senator Ellison denied that DSD was spying on Australians, which it is forbidden to do under its charter.
"DSD has the computer forensic expertise necessary for this investigation and they are providing this expertise to the Australian Federal Police."
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/09/07/1062901943412.html   (116 words)

 Herald Sun Footy Story Page
The inquiry was called after reports the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) had been asked to listen in to phone calls by Labor MP Laurie Brereton between 1999 and 2001.
In his report, released today, Mr Blick said the allegations against the DSD were without foundation.
He said the DSD helped the leak inquiry with some technical assistance and by allowing the inquiry to move into DSD offices.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au /footy/printpage/0,8036,6730606^661,00.html   (215 words)

 Australian government Windows certification proving slow - Printer friendly - ZDNet UK News
The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), the agency assigned with evaluating software to determine its appropriateness in security terms for use by government agencies, told ZDNet Australia they had "received a sponsorship letter from an Australian government agency to mutually recognise [Windows 2000] for use within the Australian government".
DSD certification is regarded as desirable, but not mandatory, by government departments when taking on technology products.
Microsoft and the DSD are also in talks concerning Microsoft's Government Security Program, a move designed to reassure governments of the security of Microsoft products.
www.zdnet.co.uk /print?TYPE=story&AT=2130860-39020648t-10000021c   (501 words)

The Defence Organisation is to be structured for war and adapted for peace.
The diarchy of the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) and the Secretary of the Department of Defence will be retained, with responsibility for the overall direction of the Defence Organisation through the exercise of their single and joint responsibilities under legislation and Ministerial Directives.
A Defence Estate organisation will be responsible for the management of all Defence land and building assets, capital facilities projects and the accelerated rationalisation of existing assets.
www.defence.gov.au /minister/der/keyftrs.htm   (1329 words)

 Audit Report - Knowledge System Equipment Acquisition Projects in Defence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Defence is seeking to achieve this objective through revised organisational arrangements and new approaches to knowledge system development and by reforming its equipment acquisition methods.
Defence’s new approach to knowledge system management is to regard the knowledge system as a virtual output and to manage it accordingly.
Defence’s corporate governance changes, announced on 23 June 2000, include the formation of Owner Support Executives, who are to support the governance role and are to focus on Government and its role as owner of the enterprise.
www.anao.gov.au /WebSite.nsf/Publications/4A256AE90015F69BCA25695F001C8262   (12575 words)

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In other statements which have now been made publicly available on the Internet (www.dsd.gov.au), he also says that DSD's purpose `is to support Australian Government decision-makers and the Australian Defence Force with high-quality foreign signals intelligence products and services.
When Britain was trying to see through its highly controversial deal to sell Hawk fighters and other arms to Indonesia, staff at the Office of National Assessments feared that the British would pass DSD intelligence on East Timor to President Soeharto in order to win the lucrative contract.
The Australian Government does not deny that DSD and its UKUSA partners are told to collect economic and commercial intelligence.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/99med/Operation_ECHELON:_Tapping_the_Internet   (1389 words)

 Careers Fair 2004, The University of Queensland
Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is a highly professional, people oriented organisation and a key Australian Intelligence agency.
DSD is looking for people who have commitment and initiative, the ability to adapt and initiate changes and the capacity to quickly come to terms with new and complex concepts and issues.
DSD is seeking graduates with strong academic records in a diverse range of disciplines.
www.uq.edu.au /careersfair/employers.html?employer_id=237   (215 words)

 PM - Inquiry into the Defence Signals Directorate
Today, the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security, Bill Blick, wrote to the head of the Defence Signals Directorate Steve Merchant, for his response to these concerns.
If they were housed in DSD's top secret headquarters in Canberra, Mr Blick will be asking what arrangement DSD had for including or excluding them form the rest of its activities.
They were members of the Federal Police or they were employed by the Defence Security Authority — that's a little known section of the Department of Defence and it's not an intelligence agency.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2003/s843941.htm   (978 words)

 SMH & Age editorials - The Truth About East Timor
The disclosure in the Herald this week of highly classified Defence Signals Directorate intercepts gathered during the 1999 East Timor crisis has, understandably, raised concerns within the Government that vital "sources and methods" of intelligence may be compromised.
Such concerns are clearly shared by members of the defence community, as the unprecedented leaking of contemporary, "raw" DSD intercepts attests.
The DSD intercepts, however, outline a much more direct and sinister role in orchestrating the violence by these and other senior military officers, who remain untouched.
www.etan.org /et2002a/march/10-16/16smh-ed.htm   (979 words)

 The InterWebMegaLink - Psyops Division
Mr Brady states that the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) “does cooperate with counter-part signals intelligence organisations overseas under the UKUSA relationship”; furthermore, he claims that the Defence Signals Directorate’s purpose “is to support Australian Government decision-makers and the Australian Defence Force with high-quality foreign signals intelligence products and services.
DSD (provides) important information that is not available from open sources" [check this out at www.dsd.gov.au].
Although Australia's DSD does not use the term “Echelon”;, Government sources have confirmed to Channel 9 that Hager's description of the system is correct, and that the Australia's Dictionary computer at Kojarena works in the same way as the one in New Zealand.
interwebmegalink.net /articles/psyops/0/4   (1442 words)

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