ASD is a vital member of Australia’s national security community. We work across the full spectrum of operations required of contemporary signals intelligence and security agencies. This includes intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF).
REDSPICE is the most significant single investment in the Australian Signals Directorate over its 75-year history. It will deliver forward-looking capabilities essential to maintaining Australia’s strategic advantage and capability edge over the coming decade and beyond.
We are looking to recruit and develop a curious and imaginative workforce that is not deterred by challenges or obstacles, but excited by them. ASD operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments, and our success is founded in the ingenuity of our workforce. At ASD, your ingenuity has a real impact – together we keep Australians secure.
For 75 years, ASD has collected intelligence about foreign adversaries while keeping our own national secrets safe. Explore ASD’s history and trace its origins back to the Second World War, when Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were brought together to intercept and decode radio signals.
The Australian Signals Directorate has a rich history. ASD can trace its origins back to the Second World War then was formed as a peacetime signals intelligence organisation in Albert Park, Melbourne. To learn more about ASD’s roots and beginnings, read some of our stories.