The Australian Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) was established in 1990 as the Australian Government's source of expertise for matters relating to trends in global security, weapons of mass destruction, foreign military capabilities, defence economics and transnational terrorism.
Ita mission is to provide the best intelligence possible to the intelligence consumer — whether Defence Minister, government policymaker or battlefield commander. The intelligence and advice supports the planning and conduct of ADF operations, defence capability and policy development, and wider government planning and decision making on Defence and national security issues. It also provide specialist advice to support whole-of-government strategies, such as countering proliferation and combating terrorism.
It provides timely and independent intelligence assessments on countries and foreign organisations relevant to Australia's security and strategic environment. This includes military capabilities, weapons systems, cyber threats and defence-related technologies.