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Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Defence Intelligence

01 March 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Members Only
In his lecture, 'Defence Intelligence: Increasingly Different Today and Tomorrow', Air Marshal Osborn will outline Defence Intelligence today and the vision for the future.

Although relatively unsung, Defence Intelligence (and its predecessors) has always been integral to successful military operations, and broader defence and government thinking. In the contemporary and likely future operating environment of increased complexity and ambiguity, as well as ubiquitous information and connectivity, the demands on Defence Intelligence have arguably never been higher.

Today, Defence Intelligence is not just charged with delivering strategic-to-tactical intelligence for defence and wider government, it also has responsibilities in the design and delivery of UK military command and control, surveillance and reconnaissance, information capabilities, as well as leading defence’s cyber and counter-intelligence efforts.

Air Marshal Osborn will analyse the importance of effective Defence Intelligence and discuss its priorities in support of defence and wider government.

Speaker Bio

Air Marshal Phil Osborn CBE FRAeS RAF joined the Royal Air Force over thirty years ago and has served as a front-line Tornado navigator, Tornado Squadron and Station Commander, Commander British Forces Op RESINATE (North), Chief of Staff Operations and Support at Air Command and Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group. His staff experience has been focussed on capability management. Prior to assuming his current role in January 2015 as Chief of Defence Intelligence, he was the first Director of Capability in Joint Forces Command.

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An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.

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