The Australian Financial Review reports that Australia’s spy agencies will get enhanced access to cutting edge tools to gather and analyse intelligence, as well as better advise government on emerging and critical technologies, amid a technical arms race with China. Prime Minster Scott Morrison announced at the United States Studies Centre's Alliance dinner that the government would establish the Cyber and Critical Technology Intelligence Centre within the Office of National Intelligence.

The article quotes Dr Michael Green, who has been announced as the next chief executive officer of the United States Studies Centre.