DICA News

Prof Tanya Munro Appointed Chief Defence Scientist from March 2019

DICA congratulates Professor Tanya Munro on her appointment from March 2019 as Australia’s next Chief Defence Scientist (CDS), the first woman appointed to the role.  Professor Munro is a highly distinguished physicist, is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia and is an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow…. Read more »

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Dr Andrew Piotrowski awarded for Achievement in Defence Science

Defence of Defence announced 6Nov2018 that the Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science has this year been awarded to Dr Andrew Piotrowski for developing life-saving equipment for countering IEDs. DICA congratulates Dr Piotrowski on his award and his ongoing contribution to defence science.

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New Head of CASG Announced

Anthony Fraser has been appointed to lead the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence, replacing Kim Gillis from November 2018. Anthony Fraser has a substantial background in the military, Defence capability, equipment acquisition and sustainment. A former Major General, with 5500 military flying hours, mostly on helicopters, Fraser also led the… Read more »

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SENATE REPORT CALLS FOR A NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING PLAN

Australia needs a National Shipbuilding Plan for civil as well as defence vessels, with a sovereign Australian industry, built by Australian workers according to the final report of the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, tabled on 28Jun2018.   At a minimum, all vessels procured by the Commonwealth, scientific and research… Read more »

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