You may have noticed via our social media and other channels, that late last month Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon. Melissa Price MP announced the Australian Department of Defence's new Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS).
ODIS, which replaces the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CIDC), will be used by Defence and major contractors to find Australian solutions to capability challenges among small and medium businesses.
“ODIS is a new organisation with a redefined purpose that will be a trusted link between Defence and Australian SMEs,” Minister Price said. “ODIS will employ a proactive strategy to support businesses, because we need to start dragging the right SMEs through the door with the ability to provide local solutions to Defence’s capability requirements.”
It was an honour to be invited to this launch event in Canberra and hear from the Minister directly about the upcoming opportunities for Industry, particularly for the Hunter and we look forward to sharing what is to come…