Airservices Australia brings onboard a new CISO

Previously lead a cyber security team My Health Record System at the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA).

Anthony Kitzelmann has bid “farewell” to the cyber security team at the Australian Digital Health Agency and headed over to start the CISO role at Air Services Australia.

According to Kitzelmann’s LinkedIn profile, prior to his CISO and general manager role, he was the “senior cyber security executive and CISO (APAC) at Lockheed Martin for five years from 2012”.

He was “accountable for the strategic leadership and delivery of all corporate cyber security functions within the ASIA Pacific region and provided functional leadership to the various business lines in the region”.

Kitzelmann stated during his time at Lockheed Martin, “he successfully established and integrated two cyber security practices within the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Defence Chief Information Officer Group. He was also a key senior leader on the CIOG CP bid team, resulting in a successful contract award worth over A$790M”.

He has previously been employed as the CrimTrac Chief Security Officer, CrimTrac Manager Background Checking Services, and Department of Defence’s National ICT Security Manager.

Kitzelmann is “always looking to further his knowledge through new challenges working within the cyber security domain and believes that our role as leaders in this exciting field, is to challenge the status quo and look at ways in which we can shape the future and security of our respective organisations”.

In December 2020, Airservices released a Prototype Request for Proposal to collaborate with industry to develop a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) to open up the skies safely and efficiently to new airspace users.

FIMS is a data exchange gateway that will connect Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) participants with Australia’s air traffic management system.

It will provide important airspace information to airspace users and facilitate the safe, reliable and efficient use of airspace, while also supporting the growth of an open and competitive drone market.

Airservices is seeking to work with industry participants in developing a FIMS prototype over coming months to test the provision of a range of government and industry services.

Airservices’ Chief Customer Experience and Strategy Officer said we have worked closely with government and consulted widely with industry and technical bodies, both in Australia and overseas, to inform our approach to developing a FIMS.

“The FIMS is a key step in shaping a future air navigation service which safely integrates traditional aircraft and new users while ensuring the most efficient use of airspace,” Peter Curran said.

“We look forward to working together with industry to explore all available opportunities”.

Airservices is taking an innovative, multi-stage approach where it is seeking proposals from industry to select multiple participants to co-develop FIMS prototypes.







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