- Defence Improvement Division was established in August 2002 as a separate (non-Group) owner support entity. It is responsible for managing change through Defence's 'Renewal' work, promoting the provision of quality advice and support to the Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretary, fostering Defence's governance arrangements, and evaluating Defence's outputs on behalf of the Minister for Defence.
- Capability, Investment and Resources Division moved to the Strategic Policy Group from the Chief Finance Officer Group in February 2003, to better meet Government capability planning requirements. This has strengthened links in the capability development chain.
- The move of Special Operations Division from the Strategic Policy Group to the Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group, in February 2003, was in recognition of the Division's specialised operational planning and direction functions on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Force.
The following chart depicts the structure of the organisation as at 30 June 2003.