Australia to rename defense agency as Geospatial-Intelligence Org

Australia to rename defense agency as Geospatial-Intelligence Org

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Australia: Australia’s Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation will be renamed. Prime Minister, Julia Gillard said the newly released 2013 Defence White Paper recognised that Defence made a significant contribution to Australia’s broader national security arrangements.

She said the agencies would be renamed as the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) respectively to more accurately reflect their roles.

“The renaming of the agencies will see no change to the current functions, powers or accountability responsibilities of the agencies under the Intelligence Services Act 2001,” she added.

Source: PS News