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Rudd appoints National Security CIO

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The Federal Government has made an appointment to the new position of National Security CIO.

As reported in, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) Secretary Terry Moran has confirmed the appointment of Rachel Noble as National Security CIO.

In this role, Noble will “provide strategic direction and lead policy development and coordination within the national security community in relation to its information technology and communications (ICT) architecture”.

In December last year, the medium reported that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had appointed Duncan Lewis National Security Adviser in the PM&C National Security and International Policy Group.

The position was created on the advice of Mr Ric Smith, who carried out the Homeland and Border Security Review. The purpose of the Review was to report on the best and most efficient way to coordinate overall national security arrangements.

Lewis provides advice on all policy matters relating to the nation’s security, and oversees the implementation of all national security policy arrangements.

In a statement to, Terry Moran outlined Ms Noble’s suitability for the role.

"Rachel has a distinguished career in a broad range of senior Defence appointments spanning international policy, intelligence, operational support and governance," said Mr Moran.

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