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Concept Development and Experimentation: Crucial to Global Security BERLIN, Germany – The international Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) community, stakeholders, academic and industrial minds, together with NATO Alliance representatives, gathered to advance global military capabilities by discussing current and future security challenges at the 2015 International CD&E conference held in Berlin November 16-18.
Alliance and Partners show their impressive joint capabilities during Trident Juncture 2015 ZAROGOZA, Spain - As NATO's largest and most ambitious Exercise in 13 years is about to come to a close, a live military demonstration of Allied forces working together once again shows that NATO is able to meet any threat during Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, taking place in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
TIDE Sprint Focuses on Interoperability to Enhance Effectiveness in Current and Future NATO Operations Over 250 participants from 16 NATO Nations and 4 Partners, NATO organizations, industry and academia working on mission essential challenges for the Alliance and its Partners: command & control, readiness, training, federation, security and interoperability.
Training the next generation of global leaders: NAC simulation at the ODU NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT)’s Academic Outreach Programme is committed to identifying, training, supporting, networking and fostering the growth of the next generation of global leaders.

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ACT Featured Conferences

  • International CD&E Conference

    The Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference is HQ SACT and US Joint Staff's (US JS) leading annual forum which provides a unique opportunity for the international CD&E community and stakeholders to discuss the most current issues of concept development and experimentation in the process of capability development. The host for 2015 CD&E Conference will be the German Federal Ministry of Defence. Location:Swissotel, Berlin, GermanyAugsburger Strasse 44, 10789 Berlin - GermanyTel. +49 Read More
  • Chiefs of Transformation Conference

    Strategic Innovation and Sustained Transformation Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, will host the 2015 edition of the Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) from Tuesday December 08 to Thursday December 10, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia. Read More
  • NATO Urbanisation Project

    ACT is currently conducting a NATO Urbanisation Conceptual Study and Experiment to examine the impact on NATO military operations of potential crises situations in urban systems and consequences of Urbanisation in 2035. Participants from 17 NATO nations, 16 NATO Centres of Excellence (COE), academia, industry, and Allied Command Operations (ACO) are researching the challenges and strategic implications of Urbanisation. Why is the Urbanisation Study and Experiment important?In 2008, the world Read More
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Secretary Clinton visit to ACT; discusses role in NATO Summit

120403clinton350NATO's Allied Command Transformation was the centre of attention on April 3, 2012 when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stopped by to meet with the staff of ACT to discuss the road to the NATO Summit and ACT's major contributions to this very important event.

"We had the opportunity to exchange views on a range of issues central to the work of my command and to NATO's continued relevance and vitality to European and North American security," said Abrial.

She also took a moment to speak with ACT staff members before going into a briefing with senior level officers where she was provided a brief on the structure of ACT and the important work that is performed here in support of the overall mission of the Alliance.

"What you are forging here will allow NATO to adapt to changing times and changing missions and continue to bolster our collective security. The strategies and partnerships being developed by all of you are shaping NATO operations all over the world from Afghanistan to Kosovo to the Horn of Africa," said Clinton.

"I would like to express my deep appreciation to Secretary Clinton for making the time to visit Allied Command Transformation and the great city of Norfolk, a city we are proud to call home," Abrial said.

During her remarks, Clinton told ACT staff members that the work done here, "is making NATO more resilient and more innovative," she went on to explain that ACT is at the centre of innovation, referring to the main core task of ACT which is to transform NATO by paving the way for more affordable and effective capabilities to be shared across the Alliance.

This was Secretary Clinton's first visit to Allied Command Transformation which is the only NATO Command in the United States.

120403clinton02 250"I am grateful for the invaluable support Allied Command Transformation has received from this country as Host Nation - and also for its leadership in helping adapt NATO to meet new and emerging security challenges, the core of ACT's own mission, said Abrial."

After Clinton's discussions at ACT, she delivered remarks at the banquet of the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads, an event which was co-hosted by ACT. During her remarks she discussed the importance NATO's transformation and she commented on how NATO is no stranger to change.

"Transforming any institution isn't easy, and it doesn't happen overnight. In fact, it is a project that never really ends. But we have strong leaders and the right strategies in place. And everything we have accomplished so far points toward how much we can achieve in the days and years to come. If we stay nimble and work together, we can continue to make the world more peaceful and secure," said Clinton.

She concluded her remarks at the World Affairs Council Banquet by describing the major goals outlined for the NATO Summit and what it brings to the future.

See the whole speech and view the video of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at ACT. Text, Video

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