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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

OUTCOME 3

A secure Australian Government presence overseas through the provision of security services and information and communications technology infrastructure, and the management of the Commonwealth's overseas owned estate

Performance Information for Outcome 3

Outcome 3 strategy

The department continues to place priority on the safety of Australian Government personnel overseas, the security of its diplomatic and consular posts and the safeguarding of government information in line with an environment of increasing security risk. Its activities in this area will be underpinned by thorough assessments of security threats and the preparation and implementation of appropriate risk mitigation strategies and security measures.

The department will work to enhance information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities, at home and at Australia's overseas missions. It will continue to respond to emerging influences on its ICT operating environment, including the increasing use of the internet, a greater focus on whole-of-government programs and solutions, and a continuing increase in the number of staff from other agencies using departmental ICT systems and a challenging cyber-threat environment.

The department will manage the Government's owned estate in an efficient and effective manner. The department's five-year rolling plan for maintaining, upgrading and refurbishing the overseas property estate will continue with the objective of meeting the Government's accommodation needs and enhancing the estate's value. In managing the estate, the department will remain focused on providing the best possible protective security, and capability to respond promptly when new or unforeseen security-related challenges arise.

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