Since the Defence Efficiency Review and the introduction of the Defence Reform Program in 1997, the Australian Department of Defence has undergone major restructure. Indeed the Department is continuing to refine the organisation. C3I has been conducting Defence Watch briefings since 1997 to assist the Defence Industry to better understand these changes and how they affect the way they conduct their business with Defence. C3I runs these seminars in Canberra, approximately every month, with presentations from Senior Defence Executives and Star Level Officers. In July 2005, the then Defence Minister, the Hon Senator Robert Hill, approved Defence's involvement with Defence Watch and agreed for Mike Pezzullo, (then) COSADHQ/HCPA to facilitate Defence appearances. Details of sponsorship for these briefings are available on request.
Some of the changes, in areas such as acquisition, industry policy, governance, risk management, performance based contracting, contractual obligations, etc., require more in-depth attention. As a logical extension to the Defence Watch briefings, C3I offers a series of one or two days Understanding Defence workshops designed to achieve a better understanding of how these changes will affect your dealings with the Defence Department and how to better understand the Defence environment. C3I has assembled a group of specialist presenters who, along with presenters from specific areas within Defence, and industry, will provide professional training in their particular areas of expertise. Information about upcoming seminars, workshops or other events can be found at the Defence Watch website at http://www.defencewatch.com.au
Beginning in December of 2008 Defence Watch introduced a news service, providing visitors with the latest news on all issues relating to the Australian Department of Defence and associated areas of interest. This is now available at http://www.defencealert.com This new site will also advise on Defence related events scheduled over the upcoming 12 months.
In September of 2009, C3I expanded to introduce Government Watch, offering briefings and workshops to assist both industry and government to understand the rest of Australian Federal Government Departments and Agencies. A new web site has also been introduced providing visitors with the latest news on all issues relating to the Australian Federal Government and associated areas of interest. This is now available at http://www.governmentalert.com.au. This new site will also advise on related events scheduled over the upcoming 12 months.
Our core business still remains the advice on changes within the Australian Government via the Defence and Government Watch Luncheon Seminars and Understanding Defence and Government Workshops.