Australian Defence Information & Electronic Systems Association Inc.

Joint C4 Forum 1 October

The second online Joint C4 Industry Forum was held on 1 Oct 2020 as part of the continuing Joint C2 Focus Group, with over 300 registrations from Defence and Industry. The session lasted two hours and featured COL Dan Hartigan, Mr Scotty Palmer, Mr David Horton, and Mr David Antoney.  The slides are available here and the Mentimeter feedback is posted under JC2 Focus Group in the ADIESA Member’s area. Questions from attendees are being answered formally and will be posted when cleared.

The next Joint C4 Industry Forum will be held in the new year early in March.

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan, released on 1 July 2020, outline a new strategy for Defence and the capability investments to deliver it.

The Strategic Update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for Defence planning. It provides a new strategic policy framework to ensure Australia is able – and is understood as willing – to deploy military power to shape our environment, deter actions against our interests and, when required, respond with military force.

To continue reading and access the Defence Strategic Update and the Force Structure Plan, please click here



Pathways into Defence Cyber: How to prepare and pitch
Members are invited to join us for a two hour webinar to learn more about how to engage with Defence. Hear from Head of Information Warfare, Major General Marcus Thompson, and CEO Austcyber, Michelle Price, about how industry can provide solutions to the ADF to meet emerging threats and leverage opportunities.
Board Meeting
MiLCISMilitary Communication and Information Systems Conference

Dear Members,

Whilst a number of our planned ADIESA events have been cancelled in line with COVID-19 physical restrictions, rest assured your Board continues to work hard with Defence in the background on alternative options.

Stay safe,




Thank you to members who responded to the survey issued in February. A summary of responses along with the analysis and action plan can be found here.







ADIESA is a Defence industry association with a mission to enhance Australia’s Defence Capabilities predominantly in the information and electronic systems domain.  ADIESA aims to assist with force modernisation and encourage business process improvement, by facilitating increased collaboration between Industry, Defence and other relevant elements of Government.

ADIESA Members


“Excellent night… Helped to put context around the engagement with defence on a day-to-day basis.”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“Very interesting, particularly the strategic view.”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“I thought the dinner was a very good event… It was good to see quite a few other Defence Representatives”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“Overall, it was a very good dinner. Getting Defence Minister to address ADIESA was a great leap forward”

ADIESA Member – 2015

“All three presentations provided useful input, background and food for thought…it was an excellent night.”

ADIESA Member – 2015