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The RAHS Programme was reorganised into the RAHS Programme Office (RPO) in Jan 2012, with three constituent centres of expertise: RAHS Think Centre, RAHS Solutions Centre and RAHS Experimentation Centre.

The Resilience Policy and Research Unit (RPRU) was set up in NSCC in Apr 2012 as a central resilience coordination outfit at the centre of government to devise and coordinate resilience policy-making and research programmes.

The Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre was renamed National Security Research Centre (NSRC) in May 2012, in recognition that challenges to national security extend beyond transnational terrorism.

The NSCS Programme on Interdependency Assessment and Studies (NIDAS) was set up in the Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Laboratories in Nov 2012 to serve as the national focal point for the study of interdependencies within and across domains that impact Singapore's national security.



The National Security Initiatives Review was completed in Oct 2011. It evaluated Singapore's national security efforts against the threat of transnational terrorism and examined areas where improvements could be made.

A review of the Strategic Framework for National Security was conducted in 2011 to better guide the government's actions to enhance Singapore's national security.



The inaugural Asia Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO) was jointly organised with CENS in 2007 to provide senior government officials from the Asia-Pacific and beyond with an enhanced exposure to global best practices in national security.



The Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) was established in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Apr 2006 to increase the intellectual capital invested in strategizing national security.

A general public campaign, "The Pledge", was launched in 2006 to increase public awareness of the terrorism threat that confronts Singapore.



The inaugural National Security Dialogue was held in Jan 2005 to raise the business community's awareness of their roles and responsibilities towards national security.

The National Security Engineering Centre (NSEC) was set up in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) in Nov 2005 to better coordinate and focus technology and engineering efforts in national security.



The Strategic Framework for National Security was formalised in Jul 2004 after a major review of Singapore's security architecture.

The National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS), comprising the National Security Coordination Centre (NSCC) and the Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre (JCTC), was established in the Prime Minister's Office to carry out the coordination of strategic planning, policy formulation and capability development in security and intelligence across agencies and domains.

The Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning (RAHS) programme was established to explore methods and tools that complement scenario planning in anticipating strategic issues with possible significant impact on Singapore.



The inaugural National Security Seminar in 2003 served as an annual event to update security practitioners in the civil service on the latest developments on key national security issues.



A National Security Strategic Master Plan was instituted in 2002 to put in place various response measures for identified security domains.



The National Security Secretariat (NSS) was set up within the Ministry of Defence in 1999 to undertake the task of strengthening coordination among Singapore's existing security agencies.

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A Secure & Resilient Nation: A Networked Government    A Cohesive Society    An Engaged People
Last Update: 30 Jan 2014
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