The NSW Government’s Defence Innovation Network (NSW DIN) is funding a $850,000 project to bring world leading technology to civilian and military intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

The initiative is being funded by the NSW Government, through Investment NSW and the Commonwealth’s Next Generation Technology Fund.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said the project was an example of critical cyber infrastructure that will lead to job creation opportunities.

“This will lead to greater collaboration between the NSW defence industry and industry experts to commercialise the next generation of cyber technologies for Defence,” Mr Ayres said.

“The project has a variety of software applications to deliver highly reliable data analysis for defence, government, business, emergency and health services.”

NSW DIN Director, Professor Bradley Williams, said the initiative exemplified the DIN’s drive to accelerate the commercialisation of new technologies  by connecting NSW industry and academics within high-priority projects.

This ground-breaking project will have significant implications for both technical and economic sustainability of cyber infrastructure across Australia.”

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, said the DIN was facilitating collaboration to provide world-class solutions for tomorrow’s problems.

“This innovative project will leverage untrusted and partially compromised distributed systems to provide timely and robust ISR solutions across civilian and military networks without propagating risks and vulnerabilities that would normally occur.”

NSW Defence Advocate Air Marshal (Ret) John Harvey AM PhD, said the NSW DIN Strategic Investment Initiative is an excellent opportunity to connect defence and industry with the vast capabilities of NSW universities.

Further details about Investment NSW are available at www.investment.nsw.gov.au and Defence NSW at www.defence.nsw.gov.au.

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