Australian Signals Directorate

Part of the Defence portfolio and a Federal authority, also called ASD

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD, formerly DSD) is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence, with its headquarters in Canberra.

Our mission, ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own’, accurately summarises our role. ASD:

  • collects and analyses foreign signals intelligence, known as Sigint
  • provides advice and assistance on information and communications security, known as InfoSec.

This authority is not obliged to respond to your request under FOI, but we feel it should be.

8 requests
FOI Delegations
Request sent to Australian Signals Directorate by Ben Fairless on .
Long overdue.
Under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, the principal officer or minister can make arrangements to give their decision making powers to...
I hereby request access, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, to: Copies of all briefings, communications, forms, reports, documents or note...
Breaking International Law
Response by Australian Signals Directorate to J.M. Porup on .
Refused.
UNCLASSIFIED Good afternoon   The Department of Defence has been asked to provide a response to your request for access to documents relating to t...
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has sought...
FOI Delegations - 2016
Response by Australian Signals Directorate to Ben Fairless on .
Refused.
UNCLASSIFIED Good afternoon Mr Fairless, Thank you for your request. FOI requests are handled centrally by the Department of Defence, I believe the e...
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Response by Australian Signals Directorate to James Smith on .
Information not held.
UNCLASSIFIED Good morning James, Defence's FOI address is: [email address] Please feel free to contact the FOI team with this request. Regards,...
ASD Budget 2015-16
Response by Australian Signals Directorate to Jesse Cuthbert on .
Refused.
UNCLASSIFIED Dear Mr Cuthbert   Please find attached the decision letter for FOI request 161/15/16.   Regards   Michelle Rueckert Assistant Di...
I refer to my request sent via Right to Know. The full request can be found here: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/688/ I forgot to add that...

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