Strategy, Defence & National Security

Why we do it

Our team has deep practical experience across the national security enterprise, with our senior members having served in senior executive positions in Defence and across the national security community. Our leadership team are proven critical thinkers with demonstrable success at implementing enduring and ethical solutions to complex challenges confronting our national interest.

Our goal is to support the national security enterprise at the Commonwealth, State and local levels achieve their strategic objectives effectively and efficiently, ensuring not just value but also efficacy in delivery.

How we work

Deep practical experience enables us to navigate the complex interface between national security, politics and strategy on matters of the highest national strategic importance, sensitivity, and classification.

Our team is actively engaged in working directly with our Defence and National Security clients to offer new perspectives and insights. They draw on their real-world experience and enhanced analytical skills and methodologies to provide tailored support and critical analysis.

The team is supported by a broad range of Synergy capabilities, which enables us to leverage the expertise of others (such as finance, technology, communications, or change management), so we can focus our attention on what we do best. We ensure we bring in the right people to solve the right problems.

This collaboration across capabilities also ensures our clients always have access to a full spectrum of services to ensure the right outcomes, from problem definition through to implementation of solutions.

At the top of our agenda is our own reputation for delivery. We are outcomes focused, taking ownership of the problem, becoming invested in it and working hard to meet our client’s needs. We are a trusted adviser with a proven capacity to deliver.

What we do

Our Defence and National Security team, often in concert with the Synergy Strategy practice, aligns strategy, funding and capability by integrating strategic guidance and direction across enterprises, programmes and projects and enabling efficient and accurate programme costing and supporting contestable policy formulation.

Drawing on our extensive, highly specialised experience in Defence and National Security, we create holistic and fit-for-purpose solutions that allow our clients to navigate matters of national importance in a rapidly changing and complex operating environment.

We operate at the interface of national security, politics and strategy, providing deep experience in the effective management of contentious and contested issues in the national interest across the Commonwealth and with the States and Territories, particularly on matters of national security and capability investment that is of strategic and sovereign importance.

  • Cyber
  • Space
  • Strategy
  • Capability options
  • Requirements setting
  • Business optimisation
  • Concepts of operations
  • Project control services
  • Contestable policy formulation
  • National/Regional campaign design
  • Capital investment synchronisation
  • Capability analysis and portfolio prioritisation