Australia’s borders reinforced by data science

The Immigration department is building a team of data scientists and technologists to transform its capacity to assess threats to Australia’s borders. The department this week opened a number of positions for intelligence directors and analysts, “intelligence technologists”, and data scientists to work on the transformation of its intelligence capability. “Our intelligence division is in the midst of a transformation that is set to deliver an intelligence capability equal to the growing array of threats to Australia’s border,” the department said. “Intelligence professionals in the division will form a hub of consolidated expertise, with some staff out-posted into business areas to provide direct support to operational decision-makers.” The advertisements indicate that the data scientists are being recruited in Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart. Data scientists will work on both predictive and prescriptive analytics…


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