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Revealing secrets : an unofficial history of Australian Signals intelligence & the advent of cyber

Title
Revealing secrets : an unofficial history of Australian Signals intelligence & the advent of cyber / John Blaxland & Clare Birgin.
ISBN
9781742237947
1742237940
9781742238746
9781742239682
Publication
Sydney, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2023.
Physical Description
451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Summary
For a long time, the Australian Signals intelligence (or Sigint) story has been kept secret. Until now. Why does Australia have a national signals intelligence agency? What does it do and why is it controversial? And how significant are its ties with key partners the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand, to this arrangement? Revealing Secrets is a compelling account of Australian Signals intelligence, its efforts at revealing the secrets of other nations and keeping ours safe. It brings to light those clever Australians whose efforts were for so long entirely unknown or overlooked. Blaxland and Birgin traverse the royal commissions and reviews that shaped Australias intelligence community in the 20th century and consider the advent and the impact of cyber. In unearthing this integral if hidden and little understood, part of Australian statecraft, this book increases our understanding of the past, present and what lies ahead.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 29, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
Early cryptology, secrets & intelligence
From Federation & the Anglo-Boer War to the First World War
First World War Allied Sigint
Sigint in the Second World War, 1939-41
Sigint arrangements & the war in the Pacific
Wartime Sigint successes, bureaucratic & other challenges
Postwar Sigint to Vietnam
Reform, computers & military Sigint since the 1970s
Legislative reform & the coming of cyber
Conclusion & looking ahead
Appendix A. Central Bureau, Brisbane, work flowchart
Army & Air Force wartime special wireless units.
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