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Letter from the Chair
2017-2018 ADIESA Board

16 Nov 2018
ADIESA Members
Ahead of the ADIESA Annual General Meeting, 27 November 2018, I write to thank all members for
their individual and collaborative contributions to a very successful year for ADIESA.

Member (and wider industry) participation in a number of ADIESA led focus groups (including
SATCOM and C2) has enabled ADIESA to provide genuine input into the Defence Capability Life
Cycle and seen increased engagement across the Defence Organisation.

I would also like to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the ADIESA Board, for their
support, diligence and efforts throughout the year. In particular, I would like to thank Alan Dyer, Josh
Pollette and David Horton for their efforts in organising and leading, the SATCOM and C2 Focus
Groups during the year.

Further, I particularly want to commend ADIESA Deputy Chair, Kylah Limmer, for her service to the
Board this year. Kylah has spent much of the year as acting-Chair (in my absence) and I am grateful
for her support. Her energy, industry knowledge and broad network has made Kylah an invaluable
contributor to the Board, and I look forward to her contributions going forward!

On a personal note, I will be stepping down as Chair at this year’s AGM but will nominate for reelection
to the ADIESA Board for 2019.

I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM and encourage you to attend. If you need any further
information please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0477 303 445 or

Sandy Taylor


ADIESA facilitated Industry Opportunity for input to the (initial)
Joint Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) Planning Course
in Canberra on Wednesday,  07 November, 2018

The initial Joint Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) Planning Course runs 29 October – 09 November, 2018 at the ADF Tactical Data Link Authority building at 84-90 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick, ACT. The aim of the course is to provide the ADF with personnel who can plan and manage JEMSO and coordinate such activities with various agencies.

ADIESA members have been invited to provide input to the course on pm Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 followed by an opportunity for networking drinks with course attendees and other Commonwealth reps associated with the course.

To simplify the coordination and delivery of industry information to the course, and to minimise the risk of ‘hard selling’ to course participants (during ‘class-time’), the Commonwealth has requested that industry input is provided in the form of PowerPoint slides and/or video which will be facilitated by ADIESA Board member(s). The industry opportunity for networking drinks with course members will be through a social function (drinks and snacks) held immediately after this session of the course.

The learning objectives for this session of the course are as follows:

  1. Discuss Industry Capability to enable ADF JEMSO:
    1. Technologies that minimise EMS-dependent systems and network vulnerabilities, and actively prevent adversary systems from exploiting those vulnerabilities.
    2. Support operations in the EMOE and provide solutions for:
      1. Spectrum/Signature Management;
      2. Enhance Situational Understanding (SA + context, insight and analysis);
      3. Visualisation and Integration Tools and Technology;
      4. Non Kinetic Effects.

The classification level of this session of the course is up to SECRET. If required, material above UNCLAS may be sent on the DRN or DSN to the ADIESA POC Defence email address below.

Input to the course

On the downloadable PowerPoint file:

  1. slides 3-4 provide ‘context for industry’ and slides 5-6 ‘session learning objectives and scope’.
  2. please use the template at slide 7 (‘Content Slides’) to provide the information about your organisation’s product/service.
  3. Slide(s) and/or video content should not exceed the equivalent of 10 mins (if the total number of ADIESA member respondents exceed the total time available, The Board may need reduce each participants contribution, in consultation with the member).
  4. All information provided by members, shall be treated as ‘Industry Proprietary’ and must not exceed SECRET.

Click to download – 5.8 – ADEISA input to JEMSO PC PowerPoint

Networking opportunity:

  1. ADIESA members will have the opportunity to meet with course members immediately after the completion of this session.
  2. This informal networking event will be held at: Capital Brewing Co., Building 3, 1 Dairy Flat Rd, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609.
  3. Timing: 1800-1930.

Please provide input to the course session NLT COB Mon 02 Nov 18.
Please RSVP for the networking event by COB Mon 02 Nov 18.

ADIESA Board POC for input to the course, questions and RSVP is:

Mike Wagstaff (ADIESA Board Secretary) (for DRN and DSN)
Mobile: 0408 382 129

New SATCOM Focus Group set up

Dear ADIESA Members

On 12th September, we wrote to you advising of an upcoming SATCOM Industry Brief, the newly established SATCOM Focus Group, and Networking event.

On behalf of the Chair, Mr Sandy Taylor, please find attached our exclusive members only invitation to the Networking Drinks and Canapés event on 27th September to be held at the Boathouse. To reserve your place, please contact to ADIESA Spring Networking Drinks and Canapes.docx

This event has been timed to coincide with the recently advised Australian Defence SATCOM System (ASDSS) Project Office Industry Brief on Friday 28th September. You can find the details on how to register for the Industry Brief on

Your invitation to the networking event is open to all members, regardless of your intention to attend the Industry Brief.

A reminder to also place a calendar holder for the upcoming Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Focus Group on 17th October, which is a collaboration between the Department of Defence and ADIESA ably guided by Board Members Josh Polette and Alan Dyer.

On behalf of the ADIESA Board, I look forward to your active participation at the above events.

Kind regards

Kylah Limmer

ADIESA Deputy Chair


On 6 September 2018 the Chair of the ADIESA Board, Mr Sandy Taylor, announced the forming of the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Focus Group in conjunction with Australian Defence Organisation, Director General C4 Capability, Joint Capability Group.

The first SATCOM Focus Group meeting is scheduled for 17 October, 2018 in Canberra.

For further details click here.