The Australian Department of Defence is responsible for the strategic defence of the country. In addition to the armed forces, the department also oversees national security and intelligence gathering. The department is constantly seeking ways to improve its capabilities, and innovation is a key part of that effort. In recent years, the department has developed new methods for protecting critical infrastructure, gathering intelligence, and conducting military operations. The department has also invested heavily in research and development, which has led to the creation of new technologies that are helping to keep Australia safe. The Department of Defence is committed to innovation and will continue to invest in new ideas and technologies that will help keep Australia secure.