DSTO and IBM to collaborate on cyber security research
10 February 2014
The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and IBM Australia have entered into a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defence technologies.
The agreement was signed today in Canberra by Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky and IBM Australia’s Director, Mr Glenn Wightwick.
“This alliance means the two organisations will collaborate in the highly specialised technology areas of cyber security, analytics and cognitive computing,” Dr Zelinsky said.
“The alliance is an opportunity to strengthen the ADF’s capabilities in cyber security.
“Both organisations have deep expertise in these areas and it is a natural fit that we work together in what are some very promising defence related areas of research.”
Mr Wightwick said the company welcomed the chance to contribute to Defence capability in emerging technologies.
“IBM has a long history of driving innovation – from the invention of the barcode to the creation of cognitive computing systems that learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own,” he said.
“Our researchers push the boundaries of science and technology to make the world work better.
“IBM has a strong relationship with the Australian Defence Force and we are pleased to be able to collaborate with DSTO on this important work.”
Dr Zelinsky said Defence operates in an increasingly complex and challenging technology environment and pursues collaborative opportunities with organisations such as IBM Australia to help meet Australia’s national security needs.
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