The National Security Group of DPMC plays a pivotal role in leading, coordinating and supporting New Zealand’s National Security and Intelligence system.
The National Security Group’s mandated function is to:
- scan for domestic and external risks
- assess domestic and external risks of national security significance
- coordinate policy advice and policy making to ensure that risks are managed appropriately, and
- coordinate government action to deal with national security risks. This can include coordinating across lead agencies when multiple events are occurring at the same time.
The Chief Executive of DPMC is New Zealand’s lead official for national security. They are supported by the Deputy Chief Executive National Security Group, who lead and coordinate the national security system in its practical application.