Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

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Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
Agency overview
Formed 28 November 1982 (1982-11-28)
Dissolved
  • Australian Imagery Organisation;
  • Directorate of Strategic Military Geographic Information;
  • Defence Topographic Agency
Jurisdiction Australia
Headquarters Russell Offices, Russell, Canberra, ACT
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Maria Fernandez, Director
Parent agency Department of Defence
Website defence.gov.au/AGO/

The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) is an Australian government intelligence agency that is part of the Department of Defence responsible for the collection, analysis, and distribution of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

History[edit]

The Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) was created on 28 November 1982, by amalgamating the Canberra-based Australian Imagery Organisation and Directorate of Strategic Military Geographic Information, and the Bendigo-based Defence Topographic Agency (now called the Geospatial Analysis Centre). DIGO was part of the Australian Department of Defence.

DIGO was renamed Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation on 3 May 2013.[1]

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