New Kokoda Paper Launch: Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise

  • 30 Apr 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
  • Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill ACT


  • By invitation
  • Financial Kokoda members including Chairman's Circle, Life, Corporate, Standard and Student members.

Registration is closed

Special Member-Only New Kokoda Paper Launch

Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
By Dr Gary Waters

Kokoda Foundation members are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday 30 April when Gary Waters will launch this important report.

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) functions are essential for effective operations spanning military, border protection and law enforcement activities, as well as in strategic decision-making. These functions provide greater situational awareness and better
predictive intelligence necessary for superior decision-making at all levels. ISR synchronises and integrates the planning and operation of platforms, sensors, data, and people.

The complexity, ambiguity, dangers and speed of the emerging 21st century world require profound improvements in intelligence to detect problems as they arise and in networked response options to achieve the overall effect required. Faster and more complex operations and activities require deeper analysis and planning. Because of globalisation and the agility and interrelated nature of possible threats, the ISR Enterprise has to be comprehensive and address all sources and diversity of requirements, while also including both long-term and immediate-term analysis.

The ISR process must be treated as an integrated process, moving it in complexity, speed, and effectiveness beyond the current model of inter-agency cooperation. Indeed, cooperation, coordination and interoperability are no longer enough. Close collaboration is needed, which demands greater use of standards for integration and information sharing across all levels of government and beyond. Australia can continue its modest trajectory in improving ISR or it can seize the moment and drive step-change improvements that will necessitate adopting a whole-of-nation approach, achieving closer engagement with the public, accelerating the data-to-decision cycle by leveraging the benefits of Big Data, and synchronising ISR capabilities.

Launch details:
When: Wednesday 30 April 2014
Time: 1000-1100
Where: Federal Golf Course
Address: Gowrie Drive, Red Hill, ACT
RSVP: Essential by Wednesday 23 April 2014
To RSVP register online here, email or contact Catherine Scott on 02 6295 1555

We hope to see you there.

Peter Nicholson
Kokoda Foundation

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