National security program

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DST conducts the national security program through the National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC).

The roles of the NSSTC are to:

  • Coordinate of Whole-of-Government National Security science and technology, to prioritise science and technology requirements, reduce duplication and improve impact;
  • Foster academic and industry science and technology partnerships to build national science and technology capability and enhance targeted delivery to Australian national security agencies;
  • Foster international research collaboration to leverage state of the art capabilities for Australia; and
  • Manage DST’s national security science and technology program, maximising dual-use application of DST sovereign capabilities.

More information about the NSSTC can be found on the NSSTC page.