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South Australia-based CyberOps has been awarded a $299,000 contract to develop a security framework to support the nano-satellite development programs and operating systems in partnership with the Department of Defence.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the rapid growth of new space technologies provided significant opportunities for the space industry, but highlighted that security must be a priority for Australia.
“We rely on space-based technology to support our way of life, including a range of communication activities, satellite imagery and timing signals from GPS-type navigation systems,” Minister Price said.
Minister Price expanded on this, saying, “The contract with CyberOps aims to improve Australia’s growing sovereign space industry by increasing the security and resilience of our military space systems. Since its inception, the Defence Innovation Hub has invested more than $23 million in space related innovations ranging from nano-satellites to radar systems that will enhance space situational awareness.”
Federal member for Sturt, James Stevens, said he was pleased to see local companies seizing the opportunities being created by the Morrison government’s $200 billion investment in defence industry.
“CyberOps is just one of many SA businesses working with Defence to deliver world-leading capability solutions, and I congratulate them on securing this contract,” Stevens added.
“Companies working with Defence through the Defence Innovation Hub are developing cutting-edge and world-first technologies to equip our war fighters with some of the most advanced capabilities.”
Supported by decades of experience in Australia and around the globe, the CyberOps team have the necessary technical expertise, business experience and communication skills to relate risks in a meaningful manner to all levels of management and executive.
CyberOps said it recognised that this is critical in an environment where solutions are not just technical, but also involve changes to business processes and operations.
By: Stephen Kuper
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