Assistant Secretary GEOINT Foundation and Support at the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation to present at Locate16

Ms Alison Rose, Assistant Secretary of GEOINT Foundation and Support at the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation will present a Keynote during the Locate16 Conference 12-14 April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Alison RoseMs  Rose was appointed Assistant Secretary GEOINT Foundation and Support at the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in October 2013. Prior to her appointment she held several senior officer positions including AGO’s Senior Liaison Officer to North America, Director GEOINT Training and Tradecraft, Director Customer Services and Planning, assisted with an external review of AGO’s activities and led the subsequent implementation of recommendations. She served as Assistant Director Geospatial Exploitation from 2005 to 2007, where she led a team of specialist geospatial analysts covering South-East Asia and support to military operations. Previously she acted as Senior Geospatial Standards Officer.

Ms Rose joined the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Australia in October 2001 as a Technical Consultant before moving into the role of Defence Account Manager to all Australian Department of Defence ESRI sites. She entered the Australian Public Service in 1998 as a graduate in the Spatial Data Fusion Centre with AGO’s predecessor organisation, the Australian Imagery Organisation.

Ms Rose has a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environment Management), majoring in pedology, geographic information systems and remote sensing. She was awarded the 2011 Dux of the ACT Australian Public Sector Management Program resulting in a Diploma of Public Sector Administration.

About Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

AGO is the lead geospatial and imagery intelligence organisation in the Department of Defence. Its purpose is to provide geospatial intelligence from imagery and other sources, in support of Australia’s defence and national interests.

The Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) was established under a Cabinet Directive on 8 November 2000 by amalgamating the Australian Imagery Organisation, the Directorate of Strategic Military Geographic Information and the Defence Topographic Agency.

On 2 December 2005, DIGO came under the provisions of the amended Intelligence Services Act 2001 (ISA).

DIGO was renamed the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) in 2013. Consequential amendments to the ISA were passed in 2014.

AGO operates from two sites: one in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and the other in Bendigo, Victoria.

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