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COVID-19’s impact on the defence, security and justice sector

Guidance for defence, security and justice leaders

Defence, Security, and Justice (DS&J) agencies are working to maintain mission readiness, ensure public safety and support government-wide efforts in a wide variety of areas. The uncertainty of the current dynamically changing environment makes achieving these goals challenging. This article discusses how DS&J organisations can continue to support core response efforts, the safe flow of goods and resources, and consistent communication with the public.

Topics covered in this article:

  • Potential long-term impact on DS&J agencies, including workforce, training and planning.
  • Key questions leaders should be asking, including related to infrastructure needs, supply chain risks, and resource and personnel availability.
  • Practical next steps, including reprioritisation of programmes and the importance of analytics.

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