Working at ONA in EFIC

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Working at ONA in EFIC

The Executive and Foreign Intelligence Coordination Branch (EFIC) works with ONA's senior executive to coordinate matters of common interest across the Australian intelligence community (AIC), in areas such as cross-agency policy, long-term planning and the setting of Australia’s foreign intelligence requirements (based on the National Intelligence Priorities, determined by the government). EFIC also runs an active foreign relationship program and manages ONA's Cabinet liaison functions.

Rob – EFIC officer

Though it's a small branch, EFIC has a broad and diverse role. The result is a very varied job, with a fast work tempo. My job takes me across the whole intelligence and security community, and I work closely with ONA's senior executive. There's a lot to do supporting national and international coordination and liaison processes, and EFIC undertakes major evaluations of aspects of the intelligence community. It helps to be well-organised, have a head for detail and a good understanding of the Government's overarching national security interests.