The objective of the audit is to examine the Department of Defence’s (Defence's) implementation of agreed recommendations made in Auditor-General Report No. 38 of 2017–18 Mitigating Insider Threats through Personnel Security and the related report provided to ministers under section 37(5) of the Auditor-General Act 1997, and by the Parliament’s Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) in Report 479 of 2019 Australian Government Security Arrangements.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  1. Has Defence implemented the ANAO and JCPAA recommendations to improve information technology and information security?
  2. Has Defence implemented the ANAO recommendations to meet clearance maintenance requirements, and to share sensitive personal information with sponsoring entities?