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National Security Workforce

The National Security Workforce (NSW) team’s purpose is to enable a more cohesive and integrated security and intelligence sector. We take a whole-of-sector approach to building dynamic and resilient careers in national security.

The sector consists of a wide variety of agencies and disciplines that contribute to a safe and secure Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Our aim is for a security and intelligence sector workforce that: is strongly connected by a shared sense of purpose; is diverse and inclusive; exhibits a culture of leadership at all levels; is agile and mobile in meeting the challenges of our work.

The Security and Intelligence Board (SIB) governs the NSW programme.  The SIB members are the chief executives of the following departments:

  • Government Communications Security Bureau
  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Services
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • NZ Customs Service
  • NZ Police
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

These departments, together with other government agencies, perform critical roles protecting our national security.  We support these leaders to steward and plan for the security and intelligence workforce New Zealand needs – now and in the future.

Email the National Security Workforce unit.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 21 September 2021

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