The central priorities for the MOD is to develop the management plan and strategy to implement and monitor the policy presented in the defence policy and to provide the equipment and resources necessary to its implementation. The structure and organisation of MOD will be kept under review.
In addition, the MOD will actively participate in defence and security aspects, including contribution to Government crisis management and contingency planning (including co-operation with other interested ministries).
Apart from these central issues, specific management priorities are also identifiable. These include the determination of force levels, equipment requirements, training, recruitment and deployment policy; career planning, the refinement and review of the concept of operations; the effective management of resource allocation and distribution; and the articulation of the defence programme into a detailed long term financial plan (a long term costing).
An overriding policy objective will be to align accountability with responsibility and authority as closely as is practicable. The MOD is prepared to share its experiences with other countries whose Defence Forces are developing or restructuring.