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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC
Minister for Defence
Parliament House

Dear Minister

Australian Signals Directorate Annual Report 2019-20

In accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance, and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and section 42A of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (ISA), I am pleased to present to you the Australian Signals Directorate's (ASD) Annual Report for 2019–20. This report contains information required by section 17AD of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), and complies with section 46 of the PGPA Act as modified by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Australian Signals Directorate Section 105D) Determination 2018.

As required by section 17AG(2) of the PGPA Rule, I certify that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared for ASD; that ASD has appropriate mechanisms in place for preventing, investigating, detecting, and reporting incidents of fraud; and that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to ASD.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Noble PSM
Australian Signals Directorate

12 October 2020