Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has announced the establishment of a new Defence Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Command.
From 29 January, the new Joint SIGINT Unit and the recently established Joint Cyber Unit will operate under the Defence SIGINT and Cyber Command alongside civilian teams from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).
“The Defence SIGINT and Cyber Command continues the long-standing tradition of ADF personnel working within ASD to ensure support to military operations remains the agency’s highest priority,” ACM Binskin said in a statement.
“The new command arrangements will support a more coherent military workforce, and create an organisational structure to support the future growth of our military cyber workforce, which was outlined in the 2016 Defence White Paper.”
The new command will be led by CDRE James McCormack through Chief of Joint Capabilities (Information Warfare Division).