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Academic Conference 2012

acad outreach 350Dynamic Change: rethinking NATO Capabilities,
Operations and Partnerships

The Academic Conference is the climax of the Strategic Plans & Policy Division's annual Academic Outreach cycle, which aims to develop and foster ACT's relationships with universities and Think Tanks.

CD&E WG 2013 - CDEMS Archive List

cde wg 2013 logoThe following information can be downloaded as a PDF file clicking here, or as an Excel spreadsheet clicking here.

Chart Legend:
IS/NNEC – Information Superiority / NATO Network Enabled Capability
CIMIC – Civil Military Cooperation
EO – Expeditionary Operations
IL – Integrated Logistics
EEJM – Effective Engagement / Joint Manoeuvring
CMI – Civil Military Interaction
JD&S – Joint Deployment & Sustainability
EFED – Effective Force Employment & Protection

2006 Experiments

IS/NNEC Intelligence Reachback and Analysis Capabilities to Support Deployed Forces

CIMIC CMX-06 Pol/Mil Experimentation

EO Joint Seaborne Deployment and Sustainment

EO Force Deployment and Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration

IL Integrated Logistics Interoperability

IL Logistics on Demand

IS/NNEC Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

IS/NNEC Multi-functional NATO General Purpose Segment Communications System (NGCS) Access Gateway

CIMIC UK NiteWork Interagency Experiment

IL Water Generation & Distribution Experiment

IL Base Camp Design, Construction and Maintenance Experiment

IL Patient Tracking

IL Disease Surveillance

IL Joint Logistics Support Group Experiment

EEJM Network Enabled ISR Capabilities

IS/NNEC Experimental REP (XREP) in Steadfast Jaguar (Live-Ex)

CIMIC CMX Fusion Center LOE

EEJM Multi-National Experiment (MNE) 5

EEJM Air Command and Control System (ACCS) at JPOW IX

CIMIC Core Command Interoperability

IS/NNEC Role Based COP: Collaboration with Germany

IS/NNEC Airborne Forward Eyes

IS/NNEC Deployable/Mobile GIS

IS/NNEC Deployed Web Services

IS/NNEC Deployment and Demonstration of NRF CIS Module Prototypes

IS/NNEC NRF Information Exchange Requirement Measurement & Analysis using Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Platform (TMAP)

EEJM NATO Combat Identification Training System (CITS)

IS/NNEC Special Operations Forces Special Operations Command Centre (SOF SOCC) Deployable Computer Information System (DCIS) and C4I

IS/NNEC Quality of Service Enabled Network Infrastructure (QENI)

IS/NNEC Future Situational Awareness Services

IS/NNEC Phased Deployment Communications

IS/NNEC Land Command & Control Information Services (LC2IS) in Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) 2006

IS/NNEC LC2IS for ISAF

IS/NNEC NRF Integrated Exchange Gateway (IEG) Functional Services interoperability trials: NFR IEG Case B Functional Services interoperability and NRF/CJTF TDL Services based IEG Case B and C trial based on secure XML Web Services proposals

IS/NNEC NATO Variable Message Format (VMF) Experimentation

IS/NNEC Joint C2 Coordination Tools (including JCHAT)

IS/NNEC Satellite Broadcast Capability

IS/NNEC Highly Deployable IP over SATCOM capability for NRF

EEJM TDL and Real Time Services for TIDE / C4ISR Sources & Services Interoperability

2007 Experiments

EEJM Effective Engagement War Game Experimentation Follow-on and Analytical Environment Development

IS/NNEC Cross Domain Bi-Directional Information Assurance

IS/NNEC Situation Awareness Information Assurance

EO Deployable GeoMetOc Information System (DGeoMetOcIS)

IL Logistics Cross-Domain Information Exchange Experiment

IL LOGFAS Sense and Respond Logistics Experiment

IL Patient Tracking (Phase 2)

IL Health Surveillance Phase 1

IL Multi-National Medical Certification

EEJM Countermeasures for Improvised Explosive Devices

IL Water Harvesting & Recycling in Expeditionary Ops

IS/NNEC DCIS and JFAS for SOF SOCC

EO NRF Business Process Modelling Experiment

CIMIC Web Based Information Sharing Tool (CIMIC WISE Tool)

CIMIC Headquarter and Force Structure of CIMIC Group (s)

CIMIC NRF CIMIC Headquarter and Force Structure

EEJM Coalition Target Identification Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (CTI ACTD)

CIMIC CMX Political/Military Limited Objective Experiment (LOE)

CIMIC CMX07 Experiment

IS/NNEC Joint C2 Coordination Tools for Expeditionary Operations (EO)

EEJM JPOW X (10) Preparation

EEJM Theatre Missile Defence (TMD) Defence Design Wargame

EEJM TMD Intelligence Preparation of the Battle Space (IPB) (Trial Quest 2007)

EO Centralized Ports of Embarkation (POEs)

EEJM Joint Effects Tool and Joint Targeting System (JFX/JTS) in CWID 07

IS/NNEC NATO Messaging System Interoperability: NATO to NATO-Led CJTF

IS/NNEC NATO Messaging System Evolution & Interoperability

IS/NNEC e-NATO (groupware IT-Solution for conducting electronically NAC and other NATO committee meetings)

EEJM Prototype NATO System of Systems Analysis Capability

EEJM Prototype NATO System of Systems Analysis Capability – CMX 07

EEJM Electronic Warfare (EW) Command Center Interoperability with CCIS

EEJM EW Integration with Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)

EEJM Prototype NATO System of Systems Analysis Capability – 2007 Mid-Year LOE

EEJM Prototype NATO System of Systems Analysis Capability – Effects Based Assessment (EBA) Tool Development

EEJM Network Enabled ISR Capabilities in Operational Evaluation

IL Total Asset Visibility Technologies

EO Deployment and Sustainment Simulation Model Demonstration

EO Use of Commercial Lines of Communication (LOCs)

EEJM Experimentation of Operational HQ Structures to Leverage the benefits of NNEC

EEJM Intel Reach Back Experimentation

IS/NNEX Situational Awareness - TIDE Federation of Systems Hypothesis Testing Experiment

EEJM Joint C2 Coordination Tools Protocol Extensions

IS/NNEC Bi-SC AIS Interoperability Baseline Experiment for NRF

EEJM Component Command and Control

EO Force Deployment and RSOI

IS/NNEC Infrastructure-free information exchange (formerly Ad-hoc Networking)

CIMIC NII Highly Survivable Networks Experiment

IS/NNEC Interoperability testing for newly developed CIS modules

IS/NNEC Joint C2 Coordination Tools and Information Exchange Gateway (IEG) Case B and C trials based on secure XML messaging

IS/NNEC JRE (MilStd-3011) Demonstration

CIMIC CIMIC Communication synchronization process

EEJM Friendly Force Tracking (FFT)

S/NNEC Information Exchange Gateway – Functional Service (IEG-FS), case B and C

IS/NNEC Joint C2 Information Services (JC2IS) for CWID 2007

IS/NNEC Joint C2 Services (JC2IS) for NRF Exercises in 2007

CIMIC Deployable PI contingency team with resource kit

CIMIC Embedded media

IS/NNEC IP Over SATCOM Service Delivery for Highly Deployable NRF

CIMIC Network Enabled CIMIC

IS/NNEC Validation of Interoperability Services for Operational applications

IS/NNEC NRF Reachback Traffic Capture And Analysis Campaign

IS/NNEC Transition to IPv6 (TIP6) 2007

IS/NNEC QoS-Enabled Network Infrastructure (QENI) 2007

IS/NNEC Software Radio Interoperability Demonstration

EO Recognised Environmental Picture (for CWID 07)

IS/NNEC Distributed Cognition and Advanced Visualization Hypothesis Testing Experiment

EEJM KFOR IFTS & ISAF COPs for SHAPE SDC & JFC Naples/ Brunssum JOCs.

EO Alternative Modes of Transportation to Project Forces

EO Deployable Air and Sea Points of Debarkation

IS/NNEC Cross-Domain Collaboration Tools

EEJM Leader & Team Adaptability in Multinational Coalitions (LTAMC)

EEJM EB TOPFAS Experiment

EEJM Shipping Data Management Experiment CC Mar lead

CIMIC Enhancement of CIMIC Liaison Capability

EEJM Intelligence Exploitation of Reach Back Capability (Empire Challenge Support)

EEJM NRF/CJTF Joint Conduct of Operations / Joint Situational Awareness Experimentation

CIMIC Recognised Picture for Joint Situational Awareness Experimentation

EEJM Effect Based Approach to Operations NRF/CJTF Limited Objective Experimentation

IS/NNEC Server Based Computing (SBC) and Computer Based Virtualisation (CBV) for NRF operations

EEJM SoSA Multi-National Experiment 5

IS/NNEC Secure Communications for Maritime Autonomous Underwater Operations (SECOMAR)

CIMIC Marine Mammals Risk Mitigation (MMRM) Tools

EO Prototype Recognized Environmental Picture ( P-REP)

EEJM Unmanned MCM Electronic Neutralization Device (UMEND) Experiment

EEJM Underwater Harbour Protection Mission Module for Defence against Terrorism

CIMIC Planning and Action in Response to Terrorist Attack on Ports and Harbours

IS/NNEC Mobile Wireless Transmission Services in Support of Ad-Hoc Networks

EO NATO Joint Sea Basing (NJSB)

EEJM Radiation Detection During Maritime Interdiction Operations

2008 Experiments

IS/NNEC Joint Common Operational Picture (JCOP) Post Phase III Experiment

EEJM MSA - White Shipping Tracking and Tools

CIMIC Enhanced NATO Civil Support to NATO Military Authorities (NMA)

IS/NNEC Imagery Exploitation in Support of BDA

EEJM MSA - Integration of NMICC MED and the MOC

IL Operations Logistics Chain Management Phase II

EEJM EBAO - OPS Planning (Visualization)

IL Medical Management

IL Medical Input to JCOP Phase 1

IL Health Surveillance Phase II

IS/NNEC MIP Reference System (MRS)

IS/NNEC BICES NSWAN Cross-Domain Audio Chat

IS/NNEC HUMINT/CI Source Management and Reporting Toolset (SMART)

IS/NNEC Geospatial potential of comm/ Nat Satellite imagery

CIMIC CIMIC Liaison Capability

CIMIC Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) in a Civil-Military Environment

EEJM MSA - Multi-Sensor Surveillance Capability for OAE

EEJM FFT – Friendly Force Tracker TIS

EEJM FFT - Friendly Force Tracking (FFT) – MIP Interoperability

IS/NNEC MAJIIC Interoperability

CIMIC CIMIC Information release, sharing and collaboration

IS/NNEC Enhanced NATO Secret-Mission Secret (NS-MS) IEG Functionality

EO Force Deployment and RSOI

EEJM EBAO - Shared Information Framework and Technology

EEJM EBAO KD - Effects Based Execution

EEJM TMD - Integrated Air and Missile Defence

EEJM JISR/IPB Toolkit in Support of TMD (IS/NNEC RRIS)

EEJM EBAO KD - MNE 5 Major Integrating Events

EEJM Remote CBRN Detection for Strategic Decision Making

EEJM EBAO KD - MNE 5 Senior Leader Seminar

IS/NNEC Cross Community Of Interest (COI) C2 Services

IS/NNEC Tasker Tracker Enterprise Enhancement

EEJM TMD - Upper Layer Engagement

IS/NNEC Validation of Mediation Interoperability Services

IS/NNEC Cross Domain Information Assurance (CDIA)

CIMIC Civil-Military Trends Experiment

EO NATO Joint Sea Basing and DSSM

IS/NNEC Cyber Defence Decision Support System (CD-DSS)

IS/NNEC NATO Information Portal (NIP) Interoperability

IS/NNEC IP over SATCOM for Highly Deployable NRF

IS/NNEC Intell ReachBack Cap in Support of NRF

IS/NNEC Demonstrate Arch Elements of Converged Networks

IS/NNEC Interoperability Demo for Newly Developed CIS Modules

EEJM EBAO Joint Experimentation NRF

EEJM EBAO - Reachback

IS/NNEC Joint Coordination Order Tool Experiment

IS/NNEC Interoperability Assurance Experimentation (IAE)

CIMIC Joint Planning, Execution and Coordination Tools (JPECT) in Civil-Military Operations

IS/NNEC Integrated Command & Control (ICC)-Air Command & Control System (ACCS) Transition

IS/NNEC Capability Package (CP) 107 - NATO Meteorological Functional Services (FS) Enhancement

EO Protection in Harbours: Underwater Contingency Capability

IS/NNEC NII Comms Integration with Info Services (CSIIS)

CIMIC CIMIC Fusion Centre/Civil Military Overview (CFC/CMO)

CIMIC Civil-Military Interaction Experimentation at the Political-Military Level

CIMIC Press information office - Effects Based Approach to Communication (EBAC)

NRF Ammunition Requirements

EEJM Maritime Situational Awareness

CIMIC Fusion Centre Limited Objective Experiment (FCLOE)

IS-NNEC Intelligence Reach Back (IRB)

EEJM Prototype NATO System of Systems Analysis (SOSA) Capability

EEJM ENABLER 08 Stand Alone Experimentation

EEJM MIP Reference System (MRS)

EEJM Operational Planning Process Experiment (Emergent Requirement - SHAPE)

2009 Experiments

EEJM EBAO Knowledge Development (KD) - EB Campaign Assessment OPS Field Trial

IS/NNEC CORE Geospatial Information Services (GIS) Interoperability with C2 Systems

IS/NNEC Identity and Access Management with NATO Nations

EEJM TMD - NATO TMDC2 Interoperability

IS/NNEC High Assurance Information Sharing - XML Guard

IS/NNEC Infrastructure-free Information Exchange

IS/NNEC Expeditionary and Maritime Wireless Communications Concept

IS/NNEC Commercial Imagery Synthetic Environment LIVEX

EEJM Multi-National Experimentation 5 (MNE5) Interaction between EBAO and non-NATO actors in a comprehensive approach environment

EEJM MNE5 Senior leader seminar

IS/NNEC Asymmetric Satellite Data Flow and Multicast Integration with DCIS (Carried forward - EOY funded)

IS/NNEC Advanced Mediation Services Validation (AMSV) (CNX in 2008 by MCM)

IS/NNEC Deployed Headquarters Converged Networks Architectural Elements

IS/NNEC Interoperability Demonstration for Newly Developed CIS Modules

EEJM MSA (Maritime Situational Awareness) – Multi-Sensor vessel tracking and anomaly detection in Maritime Surveillance

EEJM MSA – NURC Software for AIS Range Prediction

EEJM TMD – JPOW XI (11) preparation

IS/NNEC Commercial Satellite Personal Communications Services (PCS) Integration

EO Readiness Categories

EO Rapid Surface Threat Warning and Designation for Port Protection

IL OLCM Intelligent Total Asset Chain (ITAC) functioning

EO Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) in DAT/Port Protection

IL Medical Input into COP Ph II

IL Medical Certification (MEDCER) Phase II

IL Medical Planning (MEDPLN) Phase II

IL Health Surveillance (MEDHS) Phase III

IL Patient Regulating (MEDPR)

EEJM FFT-MIP Interoperability

CIMIC CIMIC Fusion Centre/Civil Military Overview (CFC/CMO)

CIMIC Joint Planning, Execution and Coordination Tools (JPECT) in Civil-Military Operations

CIMIC Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) in a Civil-Military Environment

CIMIC Maritime Civil Military Cooperation

EEJM Multi-National Experiment Six (MNE 6)

2010 Experiments

IS/NNEC NATO Secret - Mission Secret (NS-MS) Gateway Design Validation for KFOR and ISAF

IS/NNEC Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Interoperability

IS/NNEC Tactical Information Sharing – Quality Validation Experiment (TIS-QVE)

IS/NNEC Interoperability Assessment in a Live Exercises (IALE)

IS/NNEC MIP Reference System (MRS)

IS/NNEC Snow Leopard - Multi-National Federation

EEJM TMD – NATO Air and Missile Defence Interoperability (NAMDI) (Carried forward - Funded EOY)

EEJM TMD – Intelligence Preparation of the Battle Space IPB

IS/NNEC Air C2IS and ACCS Data Synchronization (Carried forward - Funded EOY)

CIMIC Holistic Assessments for Civil Military Interactions

CIMIC Civil-Military Interaction Experimentation at the Political-Military Level

CIMIC Enhanced NATO Civil Support to NATO Military Authorities (NMA)

CIMIC Stabilization/Reconstruction and Civil Military Cooperation

EO Web Enabled Movement and Transportation (M&T) Tracking (CORSOM Web) (POP: Sep 2010 to Jun 2011)

EEJM Multinational Experiment 6 (MNE 6)

IL MEDICS Management

IL MEDICS Planning

IL MEDICS Clinical Management (CNX due to lack of prerequisite NATO Patient Record)

IL MEDICS NATO / National Integration

IL MEDICS Force Health Protection (Also MSAT Demo Trip Report)

IL MEDICS Intelligence (CNX due to lack of prerequisite NATO Patient Record - MEDICS/MSAT Interoperability Analysis and MEDICS Interoperability Testing added)

IS/NNEC Advanced Mediation Services Validation (AMSV)

EEJM CBRN/Maritime C2 Workshops

EEJM KD Simulation Support to Operations Planning & Execution

EEJM MSA CDP Phase I Concept Development Assessment Workshop

IS/NNEC Bi-SC AIS NS NR NU Transition Plan Validation with nations

IS/NNEC Consolidated Information Assurance Picture (CIAP) - INFOSEC Situation Awareness Tools

IS/NNEC Robust and Capable DCIS in Support of DJSE

IS/NNEC High Assurance Information Sharing – XML Guard

IS/NNEC Enhanced Guards for KFOR

EEJM TMD NATO Air and Missile Defence Interoperability (NAMDI)

EEJM TMD Upper Layer/Lower Layer (UL/LL) Engagement Coordination

CIMIC Civil-Military Fusion Centre/Civil-Military Overview (CFC/CMO)

CIMIC Comprehensive Civil-Military Legal Overview (CCLO)

CIMIC Maritime Civil-Military Cooperation

CIMIC Joint Planning, Execution and Coordination Tools (JPECT) in Civil Military Operations

EEJM TMD-Upper Layer/Lower Layer Planning and Engagement Coordnation (Not Funded)

EEJM TMD – JPOW XI (11) preparation (Experiment #10922)

2011 Experiments

IS/NNEC Network Aware, Self-Configuring DCIS Node Concept Validation

IS/NNEC DCIS Service Management (Initially submitted for 2010)

IL Medical Civilian Military Interface (contract to be let in May 2011)

IL MEDICS Clinical Management (contracted with NC3A Jun 2011 as R&D SPW008294, MEDICS Interface Specification Requirements)

IL MEDICS Management

IL MEDICS NATO/National Integration

CIMIC Comprehensive Civil Military Legal Overview (CCLO)

CIMIC Joint Planning, Execution and Coordination Tool (JPECT)

EEJM Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Validation

IS/NNEC Network Aware Service Oriented Architecture (NA-SOA)

IS/NNEC Validate Service Management and Control Plan

EEJM TMD-Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB)

EEJM TMD-Joint Project Optic Windmill (JPOW) XI Preparation

EEJM Countering Hybrid Threats (CHT) Concept Development Assessment Seminar War Game

EEJM TMD - Passive Defence (PD) and Consequence of Engagement (COE) in an Operational Environment

2012 Experiments

EEJM Multinational Experiment Seven (MNE 7)

IL OLCM Interoperability with Nations: Multi-Party Information Exchange (NALES) (POP: Dec 2010 to Dec 2012)

EFEP CBRN Detection, ID and Control Operational Field Trial

EFEP BMD Experimentation Planning and Collaboration

EFEP Missile Defence (MD): Consequence of Engagement/Consequence of Intercept (COE/COI)

EFEP BMD Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB)

C4ISR DCIS - Mobile Node Concept for OLRT and Liaison Functions in Expeditionary Operations Experiment

C4ISR NATO Cyber Defence Red Team Process Experiment

JD&S Operations Logistic Chain Management (OLCM) Business Process Model (BPM) Concept Development Assessment Game (CDAG)

JD&S Medical Civil-Military Interface

JD&S MEDICS Clinical Management: Trauma Registry Component

JD&S MEDICS Management

JD&S MEDICS NATO / National Integration

JD&S Multinational Medical Cooperation

CMI Comprehensive Civil-Military Legal Overview

CIMIC e-CIMIC: Effects of Advanced Technologies on Joint Civil-Military Interaction (CMI) – Human Factors

C4ISR ACCS Post LOC 1 Capability Requirements Capture

EFEP CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reach Back and Fusion Requirements

EFEP NATO Alternative Analysis Experiment (derivative of the Red Team Experiment)

CONCEPTS Contained within CDEMS

All Concepts Title

Purpose

Tasker Authority

Approval Authority

Lead

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Bi-Strategic COmmand Automatic Information System

To link with "Component C2" experiment and "Joint C2 coordination tools protocol extension" experiment proposed as EEJM proposals.

IS-NNEC - NC3A

IS-NNEC - NC3A

IS-NNEC - NC3A

CBRN Detection and Deterence in Maritime Operations

CBRN Detection and Deterence in Maritime Operations

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Centralized Air and Sea Ports of Embarkation

Centralized Air and Sea Ports of Embarkation

EO

EO

EO

CIMIC Information Sharing

CIMIC Information Sharing

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC Reachback

CIMIC Reachback

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC Transnational and Inter-Agency Coordination Concept

CIMIC Transnational and Inter-Agency Coordination Concept

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC) and Civil-Military Overview (CMO) Concept

Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC) and Civil-Military Overview (CMO) Concept Primer

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

Coalition Combat Identification (CCID)

Coalition Combat Identification (CCID)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Coalition/Joint Command and Control (CJC2)

Coalition/Joint Command and Control (CJC2)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Common Operational Picture concept

Common Operational Picture concept

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

NATO Effective Personal Interactions (EPI)

NATO Effective Personal Interactions (EPI)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Counter IED

Counter IED

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Crisis Management Fusion Centre/NATO Strategic Overview

Crisis Management Fusion Centre/NATO Strategic Overview

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

Deployable Air and Sea Points of Debarkation

Deployable Air and Sea Points of Debarkation

EO

EO

EO

Deployable Airfield Activation Wing

Deployable Airfield Activation Wing

EO

EO

EO

Deployable CIS

Deployable CIS

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Deployment and Sustainment Simulation Model (DSSM)

Deployment and Sustainment Simulation Model (DSSM)

EO

EO

EO

Deployment Models for EO

Deployment Models for EO

EO

EO

EO

EBO - Systems-of-Systems Analysis (SOSA)

EBO - Systems-of-Systems Analysis (SOSA)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

EBO Effects Based Planning, Execution and Assessment

Effects Based Planning

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

EBO Knowledge Management for EBO

EBO Knowledge Management for EBO

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

EBO- Effects Based Operations

EBO- Effects Based Operations

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

EBO- Knowledge Based Development

EBO- Knowledge Based Development

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM EO

EBO- Trans-national and Inter-agency Coordination

EBO- Trans-national and Inter-agency Coordination

EO

EO

EO

Effective Engagement Operational Concept

Effective Engagement is an "operations concept" that describes a broad approach to applying military capabilities and presence at the strategic and operational level, in conjunction with other available instruments of Alliance and coalition nation power, before a crisis occurs to militate against it, as a crisis occurs to control or mitigate it, and to restore an appropriate steady-state, post-crisis. In essence, Effective Engagement "operationalizes" the Effects Based Approach to Operations (EBAO). In its scope, Effective Engagement provides a tableau that describes the coherent application of Joint Manoeuvre, ECIMIC, Expeditionary Operations, and Synchronized Multi-National and Joint Logistics. As an ACT concept, Effective Engagement is in early draft, is circulating in the command for comment and suggestion, is leading an initial or "front-end" experiment involving seminar war games in CY 06-07 that will refine and add understanding to the concept. Understanding Effective Engagement provides a coherent view of several of the Transformation Concept Areas thereby focusing development activities for ACT toward the goal of Coherent Effects. This concept is a fundamental development activity for the EE/JM ICT. A circulating draft of the Concept is extant. The ICT anticipates staffing Effective Engagement (augmented with experimental results) outside ACT, through the auspices of OCD Branch of JEEA, by early 2007. The concept development process has begun and will continue to collaborate broadly with all interested parties on an informal, idea-sharing basis. Specifies the operational charateristics of operational engagement through all phases of a crisis and all operations attendant thereto: eg, shaping operations, major combat operations, peace keeping and enforcement operations, transition operations. The concept specifies operational approaches and top level needed capabilities for NATO deploying and deployed forces through 2020.

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Effects Based Approach to Operations

Effects Based Approach to Operations

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM CIMIC

Force Deployment

Force Deployment

EO

EO

EO

Future Civil-Military Interaction Concept

Describes how NATO will interact with International Organizations, National governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and private voluntary organizations.

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC

IL - Base Camp Construction

The NRF Logistics Concept calls for a reduction of the logistic footprint to minimize deployability, transportation, maintenance and manning requirements. The logical way ahead is to explore emerging technologies for use in the logistics support area. The development of a comprehensive study and of technology demonstrators able to reduce the logistic footprint of the NRF HQ is critical to NATO. Intended Product: - A proposal on the design and construction standards of deployable base camps, which encompasses all the possible necessities of the different NRFs at a MMR, thus achieving maximum interoperability and cost effectiveness; - A study and a recommendation for new technologies for the NRF/DJTF HQ base camp. The experiment should consider the NATO multinational environment and formations, the NATO members’ national laws and regulations, the Minimum Military Requirements for the CJTF and NRF to support expeditionary forces, the NRF deployability requirements 5 to 30 days in theatre and air deployability on C-130 pallets, weather conditions and existing NATO standards; - Experimentation of most promising technologies in base camp construction; - Strategy for continued improvement.

IL

IL

IL

IL - Consignment Tracking

IL - Consignment Tracking

IL

IL

IL

IL - Deployment Support for IL

Deployment Support for IL

IL

IL

IL EEJM IS/NNEC

IL - Disease Surveillance

Disease Surveillance

IL

IL

IL

IL - Distribution-Based Logistics

Distribution-Based Logistics

IL

IL

IL

IL - Interoperable Medical Management Systems

Interoperable Medical Management Systems

IL

IL

IL

IL - Joint Logistics Support Group

Joint Logistics Support Group

IL

IL

IL

IL - Joint Rear Area (Logistics)

Joint Rear Area (Logistics)

IL

IL

IL

IL - Logistic Support Concept for NRF Operations

Logistic Support Concept for NRF Operations

IL

IL

IL

IL - Logistics Intelligence

Logistics Intelligence

IL

IL

IL

IL - Management of Mass Casualty (MASCAL) Incidents

Management of Mass Casualty (MASCAL) Incidents

IL

IL

IL

IL - Medical Deployment Support

Medical Deployment Support

IL

IL

IL EEJM IS/NNEC

IL - Medical Intelligence

Medical Intelligence

IL

IL

IL

IL - Medical Support NRF

Medical Support NRF

IL

IL

IL

IL - Multinational Medical Certification

Multinational Medical Certification

IL

IL

IL

IL - Operations Logistics Chain Management

Operations Logistics Chain Management

IL

IL

IL

IL - Patient tracking

Patient tracking

IL

IL

IL

IL - Water Generation and Distribution

Water Generation and Distribution

IL

IL

IL

Information Superiority and NATO Network Enabled Capabilities (NNEC)

Information Superiority and NATO Network Enabled Capabilities (NNEC)

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Intelligence Reachback

Intelligence Reachback

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Joint Enabling Area (EO)

Joint Enabling Area (EO)

EO

EO

EO

Joint Manoeuvre

Joint Manoeuvre

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Joint Situational Awareness Concept

Joint Situational Awareness Concept

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Joint Urban Operations (JUO)

Joint Urban Operations (JUO)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Logistics Common Operating Picture for EO

Logistics Common Operating Picture for EO

EO

EO

EO

Maritime Situational Awareness Concept

Maritime Situational Awareness Concept

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO Common Operating Picture (COP) / Shared Situation Understanding

NATO Common Operating Picture (COP) / Shared Situation Understanding

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO Counter-WMD Proliferation

NATO Counter-WMD Proliferation

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO EWCC/SEWOC

NATO EWCC/SEWOC

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO Friendly Force Tracking (FFT)

NATO Friendly Force Tracking (FFT)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO INFOSEC Strategy Concept

NATO INFOSEC Strategy Concept

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR)

NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NATO Joint Sea-Basing

NATO Joint Sea-Basing

EO

EO

EO

NATO SA Concept

NATO SA Concept

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

NATO Tactical Missile Defence (TMD)

NATO Tactical Missile Defence (TMD)

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Networked Multi-Static LF Sensors

Networked Multi-Static LF Sensors

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Non-Lethal Weapons in Allied Operations

Non-Lethal Weapons in Allied Operations

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

NRF Deployment Support

NRF Deployment Support

CIMIC

CIMIC

CIMIC EEJM

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Reach Back / C2 Log

Reach Back / C2 Log

EO

EO

EO

Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI)

Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI)

EO

EO

EO

Recognised Environmental Picture (REP)

Recognised Environmental Picture (REP)

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Snow Leopard / Education and Training Network

Snow Leopard / Education and Training Network

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

IS/NNEC

Strategic Lift

Strategic Lift

EO

EO

EO

Theater Missile Defence as Part of Air Defence

Theater Missile Defence as Part of Air Defence

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Time Sensitive Targeting/Time Critical Targeting Concept

Time Sensitive Targeting/Time Critical Targeting Concept

EEJM

EEJM

EEJM

Undersea Reconnaissance Surveillance and Networks

Undersea Reconnaissance Surveillance and Networks

EO

EO

 

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Education and Training

NATO forces undergo pre-deployment training to prepare them for operations in an IED environment. They also receive further instruction in-theatre to update their training and deal with regional challenges. NATO, with SACT in the lead, also focuses on decreasing the gaps between countries in training, standardization and doctrine development regarding C-IED.

One of the most important aspects of C-IED training is being able to stop networks before emplacement of IEDs, recognize IEDs and safely disable them before they injure or kill troops and civilians. In line with this, SACT offers several C-IED training programmes executed by the C-IED Integrated Product Team, including a Staff Officer Awareness Course, an Attack the Network Tactical Awareness Course, a Weapons Intelligence Team Course and a C-IED Train the Trainer Course, in addition to utilizing the C-IED VNCF.

Several Centres of Excellence (COEs) also offer specialized courses and training useful for an IED environment. The principle aim of the Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) COE in Madrid, Spain, for example, is to enhance the capabilities of participants to counter, reduce and eliminate threats from IEDs by offering multinational courses for C-IED experts. The C-IED COE, in concert with the private sector, also focuses on defeating the network.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) COE in Trencín, Slovakia focuses on “defeating the device.” EOD COE improves the capabilities of EOD specialists called upon to neutralize IEDs by providing training and expertise in the field of explosive ordinance detection, neutralization and disposal. In addition to training, the EOD COE also focuses on standardization and doctrine development and developing capabilities for EOD and IED technology improvements.

Due to their related fields of specializations, the EOD COE and the C-IED COE will cooperate with each other. Additionally, the COEs have close links with others that specialize in areas that add to the field of countering IEDs, including the Military Engineering (MILENG) COE in Inglostadt, Germany, the Defence Against Terrorism (DAT) COE in Ankara, Turkey, the Military Medical (MILMED) COE in Budapest, Hungary, and the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) COE in Oradea, Romania.

Information Sharing and Intel

NATO's initial C-IED efforts focused on detecting and neutralizing IEDs. Now, however, C-IED work is not just about detection and neutralization, but instead must also focus on addressing the networks behind the IEDs. In line with this, NATO utilizes both military and civilian means in the fight against IEDs.

Information-sharing between international and national law enforcement agencies, as well as border and customs agencies, is instrumental in mapping insurgent networks. This helps to disrupt the operational IED chain. As such, NATO would like to promote cooperation with these various agencies and organizations.

NATO also trains its troops on how to interact with civilians during deployment. The information provided by civilians who know the area can be instrumental in preventing IED attacks.

Equipment and Technology

IEDs can be hidden anywhere: in animals, planted in roads or strapped to a person. They can be detonated via cell phones or trip wires, among other methods. They can be deployed everywhere: in a combat environment or in the middle of a busy city. The adaptability of IEDs to almost any situation makes them difficult to detect and stop, which is why NATO members and partners are using several methods to increase counter IED capabilities. For example, the Emerging Security Challenges (ESC) Division has several science initiatives that focus on developing sensors to detect explosive before they can claim lives.

In coordination with the Defence Investment Division (DI), the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) helps to coordinate and execute the joint acquisition of C-IED equipment through a common funded system or nationally provided funds. NC3A conducts research and development on countering IEDs and works on developing in-house technologies and techniques, as part of the Defence Against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT PoW), which is under the responsibility of ESC. NC3A also analyzes emerging technology in the area of countering IEDs and tests them, in an unbiased way, in an operational environment to ensure they fit with the Alliance’s needs.

In addition to the DAT PoW, a counter-measure programme designed to identify and deliver short-term capability solutions specifically includes a C-IED initiative. Spain is taking the lead on testing various stand-off detection technologies, while Slovakia is focusing on activities, technologies and procedures for IED "Render-Safe" operations in line with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal initiative.

In line with the NATO Secretary General's goal of promoting multinational cooperation in defence spending, the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) has identified 19 initiatives for multinational armaments cooperation in the fight against IEDs. These initiatives, such as joint acquisition of equipment, joint testing of new technology, technological research cooperation and development of common equipment standards, have been regrouped into a C-IED Materiel Roadmap.

The CNAD also developed a Voluntary National Contribution Fund (VNCF) to support multinational projects in the C-IED Action Plan, such as pre-deployment training of Weapon Intelligence Teams. NATO members also have access to a Clearing House database, established to facilitate information-sharing on current and future C-IED equipment programmes and to help identify possible areas of cooperation.

Counter-IED Action Plan

The C-IED Action Plan guides the Alliance's efforts to reduce the effects of IEDs and acts as an umbrella for the coordination of the various actors involved in C-IED. It covers all areas of countering improvised explosive devices, from the strategic to the tactical. It focuses on several areas of concern to the Alliance, including improving coordination and cooperation with the European Union and between Alliance members, developing and investing in equipment designed to reduce the risk of and damage caused by IEDs, and ensuring that troops in the field receive training for an IED environment.

The C-IED Action Plan is built around several different areas, including information-sharing, closer cooperation with other international organizations and law enforcement agencies, specialized training for troops deployed to areas where IEDs are widely used and improving equipment used to detect IEDs and protect troops.

Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) in Norfolk, Virginia in the United Sates has the overall responsibility for implementing the different aspects of the Action Plan and leverages the NATO C-IED Task Force to coordinate and synchronize efforts across NATO HQ, Strategic Commands and other NATO bodies.

CD&E Conference 2013 - Read-Aheads

2103cde logo 250Unified Security Force Assistance (SFA)

Required Readings

Optional Readings


Combined Operational Fires

Required Readings:

Optional Readings


The Soldier of the Future

Required Readings

Optional Readings


 

 

Dutch Defence & Security Symposium

2013cde dssThis year's CD&E Conference coincides with the 25th Defence and Security Symposium and Exhibition that will be held on 21 November 2013 in AHOY Rotterdam. This annual symposium and exhibition is organized by the Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid (NIDV) or Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security. Participants to the CD&E Conference are offered the opportunity to participate in the Symposium and exhibition.

The theme for the combined Symposium and Exhibition is "Investing jointly in Security and Development", a subject that is closely related to the theme of CD&E Conference: "Connected Force Development in an Uncertain World".

Visitors are offered a special program of presentations and lectures and the opportunity to visit the Defence exhibition. The tentative program includes speeches by Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Ms. Claude-France Arnould,  Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency. In addition (top) officials from Defence, the government and the political arena, a national or international industry or a relevant institute will be invited to provide an introduction. The Defence exhibition will present an overview of the latest technological developments in the area of defence and security to governments, defence organizations and the international business community.

CD&E Conference participants interested in participation in the Defence and Security Symposium and Exhibition can register here.

NATO and Government officials can participate free of charge. When registering at the link above, select "I am a Dutch government official, politician or NIDV member company and wish to register for this event free of charge." In the electronic registration form, under Company, type in "2013 International CD&E Conference Participant".

Futures Links

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More links will be provided at a later stage.

Futures Community

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CD&E Conference 2012 - Archive

cde 2012 logo250The Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference is HQ SACT and US Joint Staff's 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 nation for 2012 conference was the Republic of Lithuania. The Energy Security Centre under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs served as the Executive Agent for planning and hosting the conference in Vilnius.

Location and dates: The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos pr. 20, Lt-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania - 6th to 8th November 2012

Theme: "Optimizing Joint & Combined Forces For 2020 And Beyond"

Objectives:

  • Day 1: Create an environment conducive to information sharing and relationship building while highlighting the benefits of CD&E methodologies and practical applications in optimizing the development of joint and combined forces;
  • Day 2 & partly day 3: Obtain perspectives on ideas, discuss relevant problems and challenges, and explore potential solutions to energy security from a military point of view and Maritime Security Operations; Combined Operational Access;
  • Day 3: Finalize the conference inputs focusing on optimizing the development of joint and combined forces.

Structure: Tuesday 06 November: Key note, Panel session, Information sharing sessions (plenary); Wednesday 07 November: Workshops (WS) and Limited Objective Experiment (LOE) (breakouts); Thursday 08 November: WS and LOE, results, conclusions and closure (breakouts and plenary). The final version of the program can be downloaded here.

invitationAttendance: The conference is focused at the Major General level and below, or the civilian equivalent. Attendance from the following fields, as applicable, is desired: CD&E, Research and Development, Science and Technology, Doctrine Development, Military Transformation, Battle Laboratories, Centres of Excellence, Academia, the Defence Industry and Subject Matter Experts based on specific workshops. Attendees can be from a NATO nation/body, a Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative nations or from specific nations who are partnering with the US Joint Staff J7, Joint and Coalition Warfighting.

Language Format: The program was unclassified/releasable to the public and was presented and published in English. There were no translation services available during the conference.

Documents pertaining to the Conference can be found on the ACT CD&E Webportal (registration for this Portal can be obtained here).

2012 Conference Coordinators:

ACT Lead Planner - Lieutenant Colonel Soeren Soltau Petersen, SO Capability Engineering, Principles and Plans Branch, Tel +1(757)747-3682
US Joint Staff J7 Lead Planner - Mr. Van Edelmann, Tel +1(757)203-0502


Biographies

Vice-Minister Evaldas Ignatavicius ~ Ambassador Audrius Brūzga ~ Major General Peter C. Bayer Jr. ~ Rear Admiral James Goldrick AM, CSC, RAN ~ Brigadier General Giovanni Fungo ~ Brigadier General Brian D. Beaudreault ~ Brigadier General Vilmantas Tamošaitis


Required and Optional Readings

Military Energy Efficiency Workshop (ESC) - Required Readings ~ Energy In The Military After The Nato Summit Meeting In Chicago ~ Fuel Supply For Military Missions And Operations – In Search For Solutions ~ Linking "Smart Defence" And Energy Security: The Chicago Summit And Beyond ~ Provision Of Resources For Military Operations: Key Challenges And Solutions ~ The Smart Energy Solution ~ Will Smart Defence Embrace Smart Energy?

Military Energy Efficiency Workshop (ESC) - Optional Readings ~ Closing The Gap Between Energy And National Security ~ Proposed Methodologies For Assessment Of Energy Security Level ~ Renewable Energies To Enhance Security In The Usa Military Environment: Solar Photovoltaic And Biomass ~ Renewable Energy For Sustainable Missions ~ Smart Defence: Towards A Limited, But Reinforced Energy Security Mandate

Implementation Concept for Maritime Security Operations (ACT) - Required Readings ~ Warm-Up Questions ~ Rationale, Concept and Implementation of MSO ~ There were no Optional Read-aheads for this workshop.

Combined Operational Access (US JS) - Required Readings ~ Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC) ~ Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO) ~ Decade of War, Vol. 1 ~ There were no Optional Read-aheads for this workshop.


CD&E 2012 Limited Objective Experiment - EXPERIMENTATION AT THE 2012 CD&E CONFERENCE
Discover the utility of selected tools in a CD&E Conference Environment

Objective #1: Increase the capture of conference delegates' opinions and ideas through the use of polling

Polling Provides:

  • Increased audience interest and participation.
  • Participant anonymity.
  • Democracy of input where everyone gets a say rather than a few vocal participants.
  • Increased productivity where substantial time savings can be accomplished.
  • Increased ownership of the conference products by all participants.
  • Requirements:
    • Prepared polling questions (ACT/OPEX in coordination with Conference and Workshop leaders)
    • Polling survey tools: paper or electronic (ACT/OPEX to provide)
    • Collation and analysis staff (ACT/OPEX) at the Conference
    • IT to provide survey feedback to plenary or workshops (ACT/OPEX in coordination with Conference planners)

Employ polling in two forms as follows:

  • Pre-conference: Include a simple online survey within the registration process. This initial survey will obtain information on what the delegates consider to be important aspects within each of the three workshop themes. Collated prior to the Conference, this information can be used to help prime the discussion in each workshop.
  • During each of the three workshops, a roving survey team provided by ACT Operational Experimentation (OPEX) Branch will assist workshop leaders in conducting polling to support workshop objectives and gather information about the perceptions of the workshop from the delegates.

(Note: in the event electronic polling cannot be accomplished, traditional paper polling will be employed.)

Objective #2: Help organize ideas in each of the three workshops through Affinity Diagramming

Affinity Diagramming provides:

  • A technique to obtain ideas and opinions from each participant.
  • Increased audience interest and participation.
  • Democracy of input where everyone can provide inputs without vocal participation.
  • A method of coherently organizing brainstormed ideas and opinions.
  • Requirements:
    • Three Affinity Diagramming facilitators (ACT/OPEX)
    • Prepared Affinity Diagramming topics/sub-topics related to the workshop
    • Post-It note pads
    • Black marking pens
    • Blank boards to stick the filled-out Post-It notes

Employ Affinity Diagramming in two forms as follows:

  • Workshop plenary: Upon completion of each workshop's opening presentations, 30 minutes prior to the first coffee break will be provide workshop participants the opportunity to brainstorm on a specific sub-topic significantly related to the workshop theme and objectives. ACT/OPEX will analyse the inputs to help provide additional value to the workshop discussions and outputs as well as achievement of the workshop objectives.
  • Workshop syndicates/breakout sessions: More detailed questions relating to specific areas of the workshop themes can benefit from further Affinity Diagramming activities to allow all participants to make inputs to the discussion process without the impact of vocal influence from a few. ACT/OPEX will help facilitate this additional Affinity Diagramming.

Objective #3: Using an "Idea Wall" in the lobby/breakout area to help capture Conference delegates' ideas on CD&E Community of Interest matters including organization, communication, and practical issues.

Employ the Idea Wall as follows:

  • Display the idea wall using a large display wall provided by ACT in the main conference lobby area.
  • Develop main themes and questions relevant to the CD&E Community of Interest.
  • Encourage participants to add their ideas during breaks and throughout the conference.
  • Update Idea Wall questions twice per day.
  • Requirements:
    • Mobile display wall (ACT/OPEX)
    • Prepared topics/sub-topics related to the CD&E Community of Interest
    • Post-It note pads
    • Black marking pens

Next Steps:

  • Develop pre-registration survey questions (Complete and in use)
  • Obtain electronic polling system from JWC (In progress)
  • Develop Affinity Diagramming questions for workshops (In progress)
  • Develop draft electronic polling questions (In progress and will update during conference)
  • Develop Idea Wall questions (In progress)

(Note: In the event electronic polling cannot be accomplished, traditional paper polling will be employed.)

Innovation Hub - Reference Documents

Innovation Hub - Archive 2012

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NATO
Supreme Allied Command Transformation
Human Environment Capabilities Event
Online 13-15 June 2012.

Join experts from governments, the military, NGOs, Industry and Academia to address NATO's challenges in interaction with the human environment in operations.

Recent evolutions have made the human aspects increasingly important in operations.

NATO military has taken on new missions to include contribution to stabilization, reconstruction and humanitarian relief. As a consequence, new objectives have been identified, namely to gain legitimacy among populations in theatre and among the global public opinion and to leverage non-military capabilities from other actors in theatre.

NATO Nations' public oversight on the military operations has increased.

The communication age has built a new social reality where military actions are presented to the whole world in a matter of minutes and almost immediately impact the global public opinion. High tech telecommunication has also a significant impact on the soldiers' behavior and opinion.

When these new challenges were first identified, NATO military responded with the development of new Human Environment Capabilities such as Strategic communication, Civil-military interaction, Psychological operations, Human Terrain Systems, Cultural Advisors, the Comprehensive Approach and the Knowledge Development concepts.

Today, after 10 years of intense NATO operations, one could question whether these new capabilities are sufficient, efficient or even needed.

To kickoff a study of NATO Human Environment Capabilities, Allied Command Transformation Future Solutions Branch is organising an online event aimed at improving the understanding of the issues at stake and identifying potential stakeholders for the following study campaign. This will be the opportunity to engage experts from the Military, Industry and Academia.

The web event will be held on June 13-15 2012.


THE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
Properly addressing the human environment could consist in a four steps process.

Understand - NATO operations need to achieve the desired effect within the given human environment. The first step is to understand that human environment through the systematic building and updating of a knowledge base about the people. In a first stage, this knowledge base would be built on second hand information. But since no one understands people only by reading books or listening to theories; as soon as possible, this knowledge base needs to be verified and complemented by direct contact with the people. One aspect that should not be forgotten is to know ourselves. As Sun Tsu wrote, military success depends on how well you now your enemies and yourself. Even if we must be prepared, at least at the start of an operation, to face an enemy we don't know yet we cannot afford not to perfectly know ourselves. Perceptions, needs, beliefs, values, languages, strengths and weaknesses of the NATO soldiers are part of what we need to understand.

Operationalize - means making military sense of the understanding; translating it into objectives to meet, decisions to take and actions to conduct.

Adapt - If the operationalize step is successful; the commander knows what to do. But the problem is not solved yet; since, in complex situations, the military tools might not be designed to perform all the required tasks. Adapting the processes and the capabilities to the specific situation should be systematically considered. Adaptation should be encouraged and facilitated by the hierarchy and the planning process.

Influence - is the application of actions to the human environment in order to achieve the desired non-kinetic effect. These actions and their effects need to be continuously monitored in order to ensure they are in line with the operational and strategic military objectives.


Definitions

The human environment of an operation consists of all the people impacting the operation. It includes the local populations and authorities together with domestic and global public opinions, the blue and red forces.

The human environment capabilities consist of all the capabilities, functions, concepts and processes contributing to understand, operationalize, adapt to, and influence the human environment in operations.

This includes but is not limited to:

Capabilities
PSYOPS – Psychological Operations
CIMIC – Civil-Military Cooperation
HTS – Human Terrain System
ISTAR - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance

Functions
INFO OPS – Information Operations
STRATCOM – Strategic Communication
Cultural Advisors
CCOMC – Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre

Concepts
COIN Doctrine – Counterinsurgency Doctrine
CA – Comprehensive Approach
CMI – Civil-Military Interaction
JISR – Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Processes
Knowledge Development
COPD – Comprehensive Operational Planning Directive.


Reference Documents

The following links are provided as background information:

Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan
by Major General Michael T. Flynn, USA ~ Captain Matt Pottinger, USMC ~ Paul D. Batchelor, DIA

PSYOPS

Multiple Futures Project Report

Mastering the Human Aspects in Operation (Food for Thought Paper)

Empowering Local Partners
(Released by the White House, August 2011)

COMISAF initial assessment (Aug 2009)

NATO CIMIC Doctrine

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

CIMICWEB

CFC and CIMICWEB presentation

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Steadfast Pyramid & Pinnacle 2013

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NATO Space Contact List

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CD&E WG 2013 - Archive

cde wg 2013 logoThe annual Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Working Group (WG) took place over the period 12-14 March 2013 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

Purpose:

Whilst the main purpose of the CD&E WG was to conduct the necessary technical validation of the 2014 CD&E proposals, it also offered the Nations and other NATO Organisations the opportunity to collaborate with ACT by comparing CD&E Programmes of Work and where possible integrating national and ACT CD&E activities. In addition Nations were also requested to express their areas of interest to HQ SACT in order to generate discussion on possible future CD&E activities that could be of benefit to the Alliance. Nations were also offered the opportunity to deliver presentations on any national CD&E-related topics or activities.

Attendance:

The CD&E WG was targeted at national and NATO organisational representatives in the rank of NATO OF-5 and below, that have extensive knowledge of CD&E activities within their nation and/or NATO organisation. WebEx web conferencing was also available throughout the event for those unable to attend. This proved especially helpful for those SMEs wishing to participate in specific agenda items.

Language and Classification:

The program was 'NATO UNCLASSIFIED' and was presented and published in English. Translation services were not available during the WG.

Read-ahead Packages, Presentations and other materials:

The read ahead material for the 2013 CD&E WG were distributed in two parts; the first read-ahead package containing the majority of the CD&E elements for the 2014-18 CD&E POW was distributed in late January 2013; the second read-ahead package was distributed on 19 February 2013.

The WG presentations and other materials will be posted on the ACT CD&E internet portal (UNCLASS) shortly after the conclusion of the WG. Access to this portal requires individual registration here.

ACT 2013 CD&E WG Coordinators:

LTC Mark Lindsay-Smith, Tel +1(757)747-4155.

Mr Krist Zimmerman, Tel +1(757)747-4205.

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Long Term Requirements Workshop - Keynote Speaker

halalTechnology’s Promise

Expert Knowledge on the Transformation of Business and Society

William E. Halal

This authoritative and fascinating forecast of science and technology shows that relentless technological progress is driving the creative transformation of business, society, the entire world, and even what it means to be human. A “Technology Revolution” is accelerating today as an explosion of ever more sophisticated information systems creates unprecedented gains in knowledge, and producing breakthroughs everywhere.

Technology’s Promise draws on the work of TechCast Project at George Washington University to chart the terrain ahead. By pooling the knowledge of 100 experts around the world, the book offers the best forecast data ever assembled, covering the entire span of technological innovation. Provocative analyses of energy, the environment, robotics, artificial intelligence, biogenetics, transportation, space, and much more offer guidance on threats and opportunities in this high-tech future. The book then examines social impacts of the Tech Revolution on business and social institutions, globalization, intelligence and consciousness, and other pivotal issues of our time.

The forecasts are not speculative or optimistic, but conservative estimates based on empirical data. The author’s conclusions recognize that the world must mature if it is to survive, and the evidence presents the most likely outcome rather than mere possibilities. This intriguing book culminates with scenarios that “macro-forecast” the path of this historic trajectory, showing that the next decade may be most crucial.

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Praise from government leaders, corporate executives, scientists, futurists, editors, and scholars around the world

  • The most defining book of our time. Brilliantly authoritative scenarios help you tap the staggering opportunities of coming technological breakthroughs. Written passionately with incredible clarity and convincing evidence, it dispels the current despair and provides hope for humanity's future.
    Madhav Mehra, CEO, World Council for Corporate Governance, London
  • A powerful system to prepare for the vast changes ahead. Readable, authoritative, optimistic, and exciting.
    Edward Cornish, Founder, World Future Society, Washington, DC
  • A must for any futurist, planner, or organization leader. No other book comes anywhere close. Michael Marien, Editor, Future Survey, Syracuse, New York
  • You must understand the technology revolution to understand the future.
    Halal gives you a passport to this new world. Richard Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado
  • A prescient masterpiece.
    Nate Allen, Lt. Colonel, US Army
  • Not since Megatrends have we been given such a clear view into the future of technology.
    Jim Blasingame, radio host, The Small Business Advocate Show
  • An indispensable guide to the future for entrepreneurs and a powerful tool for strategic planners and thinkers.
    John W. Rollins, IT Entrepreneur, Washington, DC
  • An antidote to doom and gloom, not by ignoring problems but by demonstrating that we are creating the technology to reach a new level of civilization.
    Harry Rothman, Editor, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, England
  • This passionate, enlightened book with its superlative expert forecasting will prime you for the staggering opportunities and demanding challenges of our times.
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William E. Halal is Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology and Innovation at George Washington University, co-founder of the Institute for Knowledge & Innovation, and President of TechCast LLC. A respected scholar, consultant, and speaker, he has written five other books and hundreds of articles. Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of the Future rated Bill among “The World’s Most Influential Futurists,” including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, and Daniel Bell.

Contents * Discovering the Forces of Transformation * Manufacturing and Robotics * Energy and Environment * Information Technology * Medicine and Biogenetics * Transportation * Space * Social Systems * Beyond Knowledge * Scenarios – A Virtual trip Through Time.

183 pp / 0-230-01954-4 / $39.95 hardback. To obtain a review copy, commission an article or discuss interviews and extracts, contact Lisa Dunn: Tel 01256 302813 or email L.dunn@palgrave.com

Long Term Requirements Workshop - Programme

floorplanDATES: 8-9 September 2011

LOCATION: Sheraton Brussels Hotel, Place Rogier 3, Brussels 1210, Belgium

DRESS: Business Casual (open collar)


Thursday, 8 September – Permecke Room – Third Floor

  • 0830 Registration in the Third Floor Common Area

  • 0900 Administrative Remarks
    Cdr Paul Fotheringham
    Section Head – Long Term Requirements Analysis, Allied Command Transformation

  • 0910 Setting the Scene – NATO Defence Planning
    BGen Peter Bartram
    Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Requirements, Allied Command Transformation

  • 0930 Multiple Futures
    Mr. Mark Tocher
    Long Term Requirements Analyst, Allied Command Transformation

  • 1000 Long Term Requirements
    Cdr Paul Fotheringham
    Section Head – Long Term Requirements Analysis, Allied Command Transformation

  • 1030 Break in the Third Floor Common Area

  • 1100 Keynote Presentation: Technology’s Promise
    Dr. William Halal
    Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Innovation, George Washington University

  • 1230 Lunch – No-host lunch is available at the hotel restaurant or at several other restaurants in the immediate vicinity

  • 1400 Structure of Breakout Groups
    Cdr Paul Fotheringham
    Section Head – Long Term Requirements Analysis, Allied Command Transformation

  • 1415 Breakout Groups – Multidisciplinary Iteration
    Holbein, Turner, Willumsen and Rembrandt Rooms

  • 1515 Break in the Third Floor Common Area

  • 1545 Breakout Groups Multidisciplinary Iteration (continued)
    Holbein, Turner, Willumsen and Rembrandt Rooms

  • 1630 End of Day One Programme

Friday, 9 September – Permecke Room – Third Floor

  • 0900 Day Two Administrative Remarks
    Cdr Paul Fotheringham
    Section Head – Long Term Requirements Analysis, Allied Command Transformation
  • 
  • 0915 Breakout Groups Specialist Iteration
    Holbein, Turner, Willumsen and Rembrandt Rooms

  • 1030 Break in the Third Floor Common Area

  • 1100 Breakout Groups Specialist Iteration (continued)
    Holbein, Turner, Willumsen and Rembrandt Rooms

  • 1200 Lunch – No-host lunch is available at the hotel restaurant or at several other restaurants in the immediate vicinity

  • 1330 Breakout Groups Specialist Iteration (continued)
    Holbein, Turner, Willumsen and Rembrandt Rooms

  • 1500 Break in the Third Floor Common Area

  • 1530 Bringing It All Together (Permecke Room)
    Mr. Francois Vanzeebroeck
    Branch Head – Long Term Requirements, Allied Command Transformation

  • 1600 End of Programme

Long Term Requirements Workshop - Administrative

LTR - Admin

Long Term Requirements Workshop - Registration

ltrwsRegistration:
Registration is now closed because the maximum number of participants has been reached.

Location and Accommodation:
The Long Term Requirements Workshop will be held at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, located in the downtown business district at Place Rogier with numerous restaurants and shopping nearby. It is also within a very short distance to various means of public transit including metro, bus, tram and rail (Gare Nord). The hotel has offered accommodation for workshop attendees at a (NATO) rate of 150€/night (single).

Further information and reservations can be made by visiting the Sheraton Brussels Hotel website.

Dress:
Business casual.

Conference Fee:
There will be no conference or administrative fees associated with this workshop. Coffee and light snacks will be provided at no cost to attendees however meals will not be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own meal expenses during the workshop.

Workshop Coordinators:
Cdr Paul Fotheringham, paul.fotheringham@act.nato.int, Tel +1(757) 747-3474
Mr. Mark Tocher, mark.tocher@act.nato.int, Tel +1(757) 747-3275

SMPC 2012 - Archive

smpc2012 logo300SMPC 2012 was conducted on 18–20 June 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia. As in the past, this annual event provided an excellent opportunity for Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) of NATO and Partner nations to share their perspectives on important strategic issues of common interest.

This year's SMPC was influenced greatly by the topics discussed at the Chicago Summit. Its timing provided an ideal opportunity to reflect on the Summit outcomes, and to continue the discussions on how best to innovate and transform the Alliance with the help of member and partner nations.

Feedback
ACT is always open for your advice on how to improve SMPC in the future. Your comments and recommendations are appreciated and very important to us. Therefore, please feel free to email or call the conference OPR at any time to provide your feedback.

The presentations given at the Strategic Military Partner Conference 2012 have been grouped into one single ".zip" file that can be downloaded here. The file is approximately 15 MB.

Other documents available:

Read Ahead material in English (PDF Format, 1.5 MB total)

NATO Partnership Policy ~ NATO Partnership Fact Sheet ~ 2012 NATO Summit Declaration

SMPC 2013 - Archive

smpc2013 logo-250SMPC 2013 was conducted on 25–27 June 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. As in the past, this annual event provided an excellent opportunity for Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) of NATO and Partner nations to share their perspectives on important strategic issues of common interest.

This year's SMPC addressed where we stand in terms of partnerships one year after the Chicago Summit and identified ways we can evolve cooperation further. We looked to our shared future and asked key questions: what should we expect and how will we be connected and interoperable, and how will we prepare for emerging security challenges? Answers to these questions will shape our common security frameworks.

Feedback
ACT is always open for your advice on how to improve SMPC in the future. Your comments and recommendations are appreciated and very important to us. Therefore, please feel free to email or call the conference OPR at any time to provide your feedback.

The speeches and presentations given at the Strategic Military Partner Conference 2013 have been grouped into one single ".zip" file that can be downloaded here. The file is approximately 6 MB.

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in the presentations and the speeches above are the opinions of the designated authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of NATO, ACT or the opinions or views of any other individual.

Operational Analysis Workshop - Registration

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To register for the OA Workshop, please fill out this form and email it to sue.collins@act.nato.int or  richard.feckler@act.nato.int or fax +1 757 747 3271 (for the attention of Sue Collins/Richard Feckler). Please register by 10 June 2011.

Workshop Fee

We have endeavored to keep costs as low as possible for participants. The fee for this workshop will be $8 per day. The conference fee is to be paid in cash (no checks / credit card) in US Dollars when you arrive at the workshop. Receipts will be available on request. Lunch & coffee are included in the conference fee.

Workshop Location

The OA Workshop will be held at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center. The address is 1030 University Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23435, USA. Website: http://www.vmasc.odu.edu/. Directions to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center are located here.

Accommodation

It is recommended that participants stay at the ‘Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake/Suffolk’ hotel. The address is 5921 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia, USA 23435. This hotel is a 5 minute drive from VMASC, and a 5 minute drive from many restaurants and shops, and within walking distance to a couple of restaurants & a cinema. The hotel has a bar, gym and swimming pool.

A special rate of $88 (not including tax or breakfast) has been reserved for workshop participants if the room is reserved before 22nd May 2011. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 (757) 484-9001, through Hilton Reservations at +1 (877) 782-9444 or online. Use the group code OAW to obtain the special room rate.

There are several other hotels in the area, also participants may wish to consider Portsmouth Old Town, Norfolk Downtown, Virginia Beach Town Center or Virginia Beach Oceanfront for hotels further away from the workshop but in more ‘tourist’ areas.

Dress Code

Working dress uniform for the workshop.

Transportation

Public transportation in the area is extremely limited. It is recommended that you hire a car if you wish to explore the area before or after the workshop. If you do not intend to rent a car, a taxi from Norfolk Airport to the Hilton hotel is available. Reservations can be made in advance utilizing Norfolk Airport website.

Local Sights

The workshop will be held in the Hampton Roads region, which consists of the seven cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. There are numerous things to do in the area, from exploring the 29 miles of sandy beaches to sailing past the ships at the world’s largest naval base or learning about US history through fun historical sites. See www.visithamptonroads.com for more details.

Useful Information

The climate in the area in June will most likely be warm (24-26 degrees C), but rapid changes are quite normal for the region. There is also a fair chance of rain. The voltage in USA is 110 volts/60 Hertz. Most restaurants and shops accept major international credit cards (Visa, Master Card, etc).

If you have any questions regarding the 2011 Operational Analysis Workshop Registration, please contact:

Mrs. Sue Collins: sue.collins@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.3121

Mr. Richard Feckler: richard.feckler@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.4377

Operational Analysis Workshop 2011 - Available Material

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If you have any questions regarding the 2011 Operational Analysis Workshop Available Material, please contact:

Mrs. Sue Collins
phone +1.757.747.3121

Mr. Richard Feckler: richard.feckler@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.4377

 

 

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If you have any questions regarding the 2012 Operational Analysis Workshop Available Material, please contact:

Mr. Alex Smethurst: alex.smethurst@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.4271

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Operational Analysis Conference 2012 - Available Material

The sixth NATO Operational Analysis (OA) Conference took place 13-14 June 2012, hosted at the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), in The Hague, Netherlands.

Content:

This year's conference consisted of plenary and breakout sessions based around a central theme of 'Evidence Based Support to Decision Makers.' The conference at times split into two sub-topic streams encompassing: "Support to Decision Makers in Operations and Assessment" and "Support to Decision Makers in Capability Development."

Attendance:

The Operational Analysis Conference brings together the analysis community from NATO commands and agencies, national defence research organizations, academia and industry.

Language and Classification:

The program is "NATO Unclassified" and is presented and published in English during the conference.

Conference Coordinator:

Mr Alex Smethurst, Tel +1(757)747-4271, email alex.smethurst@act.nato.int

Pre-Conference Workshop:
'Operational Analysis and Operational Research in a Restructured NATO'

This year, prior to the conference on 12 June, we also hosted a one-day workshop entitled "Operational Analysis in a restructured NATO." The aim of this workshop was to discuss a vision for the use of OA across NATO bodies and headquarters and identify actions needed to deliver it, with the target of influencing on-going Agency Reform and NATO Command Structure PE implementation. This workshop was open to participants from NATO, NATO Nations and NATO accredited Centre's of Excellence.

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Operational Analysis Workshop - Program

oa_wsThe on-line Program as of June 13th for the 2011 Operational Analysis Workshop is available here. Please be aware that this is a DRAFT program and changes are possible. Check back often for the latest version.

If you have any questions regarding the 2011 Operational Analysis Workshop Program, please contact:

Mrs. Sue Collins: sue.collins@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.3121

Mr. Richard Feckler: richard.feckler@act.nato.int
phone +1.757.747.4377

NPETN Portal 2

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Law of Armed Conflict NATO Training Group Task Group Update

 

stanag2449Given the complexity and intensity of current multinational military operations, it is important to achieve the highest degree of interoperability possible in all areas, including the training of forces in the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC).

NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2449 sets out a minimum standard of necessary training for NATO forces and provides an outline of a training program useful to all military personnel, and to noncommissioned and commissioned officers specifically.

NATO STANAG 2449 provides not only a guideline for nations to use in the training of their forces, but also a basis upon which to assess their respective programs at the macro level in terms of interoperability.

The STANAG 2449 LOAC WG is part of the NATO Training Group structure and works on the amendment of the STANAG 2449.

Allied Command Staff Element Europe located at SHAPE, Belgium, will host the next meeting that will commence on Monday, 5 December and is planned to conclude on Thursday, 8 December. The first task of this meeting will be to produce the final text of the second edition of STANAG 2449 with a Law Of Armed Conflict teaching template. The second task will be to draft a standardization proposal for a new STANAG about NATO’s Rules of Engagement and the use and escalation of force.

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SMPC 2013 - Registration Instructions

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All participants must register!

Your registration as a conference attendee is the starting point for all the arrangements focusing on your convenience. The better and the more precise the information provided is, the better we will be able to exceed you expectations. Therefore provide all personal information exactly as it is mentioned in your passport. All job related questions (rank, title, job title, etc.) are necessary to identify the appropriate protocol treatment.

Here is how it works: Please click here and create a new account by choosing a username (email address) and a password (a little later in the registration process).

We strongly invite participants to register AFTER they have their flight details,
since it is not possible to finalize the registration process without them.

Every participant is supposed to have an individual account, which will allow you to register for other ACT events with the same login and will help us to contact all participants individually in case of having questions or when distributing i.e. the read aheads, etc.. Some participants may have their staff executing the registration procedures, which is absolutely OK. However, they need to create individual accounts and to provide personal email addresses.

Please memorize your login, so you will be able to update/complete your registration if needed and to use the same account for other ACT-led events that may require online registration.
Then follow the instructions and provide all requested information.
If you don’t know your exact flight information yet, please provide this information as soon as your flights are confirmed. This information is very important to us in order to welcome you at the airport, to guide you through the Customs/Immigration process and finally to arrange appropriate transportation for you.

If you have used this registration tool for other ACT events due use the same credentials, the system will recall your data.

If you have no internet access or have technical difficulties during the registration process, please contact us via email stefan.keip@act.nato.int or fax 001-757-747-3710 and in return we will provide you with a spreadsheet that can be filled manually. In this case we will do the registration for you.

Again, please register early. Keep in mind that even your application for a VISA (if actually required) will take some time. Furthermore we will need to stick to a contract with the conference hotel that forces us to release unused rooms on a time line, without paying cancellation fees.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the conference OPR by email or by phone 001-757-747-3473 in order to find a solution for this.

NNEC Archive


nnec logo 2013The 2013 NNEC Conference took place in Lisbon Portugal from 23-25 April.  The event was attended by 342 attendees from more than 35 countries.

The NNEC conference is an annual event which has been sponsored by HQ SACT since 2004. The conference is a major driver to promote NNEC within NATO, the Nations, Industry and other stakeholders in the civilian and military environment.

The 2013 NNEC Conference theme was CoNNECting Forces. Consisting of presentations and discussions over the course of three days, this conference is NATO's platform for a multitude of stakeholders to exchange views, knowledge and opinions in support of this theme.

Presentations from the Conference are now available for downloading. They have been converted to Adobe PDF files and grouped by day into conveniently downloadable ZIP files:

Also available for downloading are the latest Agenda, the Exhibits List and the FINAL REPORT.

Questions pertaining to the conference can be addressed to LTC Michael Buttler, DEU, or Mr. Jack Cathcart, USA at 757-747-4256/4253, or email at: is-nnec@act.nato.int.


nnec-logoThe 2012 NNEC Conference was held at the Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria on 27–29 March 2012.

The NNEC conference is an annual event which has been sponsored by HQ SACT since 2004. The conference is a major driver to promote NNEC within NATO, the Nations, Industry and other stakeholders in the civilian and military environment.

The 2012 NNEC Conference theme focussed on challenges related to NNEC as a basis for future mission networks. Consisting of presentations, and discussions over the course of three days, this conference is NATO's platform for a multitude of stakeholders to exchange views, knowledge and opinions in support of this theme.

Click here to download the Conference Report.

Questions pertaining to the conference can be addressed to: is-nnec@act.nato.int


nnec_logo150The 8th annual NNEC conference took place from 05 - 07 April 2011 in Helsinki, Finland, the first time in a PfP country.
The theme for this year's conference was “Comprehensive Approach – NNEC as an enabler.” Due to the raising interest the conference was held in several plenary sessions as well as in four break-out sessions concentrating on, Technology to improve information sharing, Human Factors and Processes supporting NNEC, Cyber Security and NNEC Practical applications.
The conference was attended by 441 personnel representing 27 of the 28 NATO nations, 10 non-NATO Nations, European Defence Agency (EDA), European Union (EU) and, representatives from the SHAPE, NC3B, NACMA, NAMSA, NC3A, NCSA as well as representatives from Research Organisations and a large participation of Industry.
Also for the first time a representative from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) attended the conference.

Click here to download the Conference Report.

Questions pertaining to the conference can be addressed to: is-nnec@act.nato.int


The C4ISR & NNEC Branch in coordination with Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) had an article published in the Military Information Technology (MIT) – October 2010, highlighting Network Enabled Capability Initiatives and ACT’s involvement in particular the NNEC:

"Network Enabled Capability Initiative Will Allow A New Way Of Doing Business And An Enhanced Way Of Obtaining And Sharing Important Data Among Nations"

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SACT Senior Leadership Workshop - Transportation

 

Transportation Details to be provided.

SACT Senior Leadership Workshop - Logistics & Social Program

HOTEL:

An agreement has been reached with Colonial Williamsburg Hotel (310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA) for this event: room rate is $155 per room and doesn't include breakfast.

Breakfast service is available at the following prices: Continental ($11), All-American ($18) or A-la-carte.

How to get to the hotel: Google Maps

 

SPOUSE PROGRAM:

A spouse program is available on November, 10th. Click here to read more.

Click here for the SPA menu.

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Asia-Pacific Perspective

asia-pacificGrand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, November 15th 2010

 

Click here for the Reports.

 

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

This was the final workshop in the engagement plan. It took place on 15 November 2010 in Singapore, and focused on the Asian-Pacific perspective on security and a possible NATO role in the commons. A number of subject matter experts from nations around the region were brought together to discuss their specific concerns in the commons, and to contemplate NATO’s role, particularly in assuring access to the Strait of Malacca and the vital maritime shipping lanes of the region.

As with all the workshops, this one followed the Chatham House rule of non-attribution. Keynote speakers served as lead discussants, introducing a topic with a brief presentation and then leading the follow-on discussion. The intent was to engage all participants in an open and frank discussion.


PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS

What framework is best for the Global Commons?

What constitutes a threat to the Global Commons?

What governing bodies and policies exist to assure security of and access to the Global Commons?

What is or should be NATO’s role in assuring access to the Global Commons?

What other global organizations play a role in assuring access to the Global Commons?

At a policy and strategy level, what could NATO do to contribute to assuring access to the Global Commons?

How can a Comprehensive Approach (integrated government, commercial and military effort) assure access to the Global Commons? 

These questions will be covered by these discussion starters:

  • ASEAN and Future Partnerships For Global Security Initiatives
  • Littoral States’ Role in Security of Straits of Malacca
  • Emerging Security Issues in Southeast Asia
  • Global Resource Web, Securing the World’s Resources
  • Cloud Computing Security - The Soft Spot

Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides


WORKSHOP INFORMATION

The latest agenda is available here.

A list of invited participants is available here.

Biographies of keynote speakers can be found here.

ACT DCOS SPP Major General Barrett’s opening remarks are now available here.

An online library containing background information and suggested read-aheads is available here.

Some photos from the venue can be downloaded here.

Project Director: Mr. Dick Bedford, Tel. +1 (757) 747-3382

SACT Senior Leadership Workshop - Agenda

09 NOVEMBER
18:30 Dinner (OPEN END)
10 NOVEMBER
08:30 Start of Senior Leadership Workshop
08:30 - 08:35 Opening Remarks Gen Abrial
08:35 - 08:40 Administrative Brief
08:40 - 12:30 Topic 1
08:40 - 08:50 Plenary input phase
08:55 - 10:30 Syndicate Session – 2 Working Groups
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 Feedback to plenary
11:15 - 12:15 Exchange of views
12:15 - 12:20 Closing Remarks/ D&G
12:20 - 12:30 Personal Time
12:30 - 13:30 Working Lunch
Topic 2 - Exchange of Views
12:30 - 12:35 Introductory Remarks
12:30 - 13:25 Exchange of views
13:25 - 13:30 Closing Remarks/ D&G
13:30 - 13:45 Personal Time
13:45 - 16:00 Topic 3
13:45 - 13:55 Input phase
13:55 - 14:40 Plenary – Exchange of views
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:05 - 15:50 Plenary - Exchange of views
15:50 - 16:00 Closing Remarks/ D&G
16:00 End of Senior Leadership Workshop

SACT Senior Leadership Workshop - Registration

REGISTRATION:

Registration to the event is mandatory for both attendees and accompanying spouses.

Registration is available here.

Industry Day 2012 Registration

id2012logo250 Registration for the Conference is now CLOSED.

Deadline for registration was October 8 2012.

Registration will only be confirmed upon payment of the conference fees (160 Euros). Payment of the conference fees can be done online, with a credit card, on the final page of the registration form. Payment will not be accepted on location.

Please note, for security reason walks in are not welcome and will be bounced back. To avoid embarrassing situations do not travel to Riga without a confirmation of payment. For your convenience, registration cut-off date has been moved to October the 8th, after that date, all balance due records, will be permanently deleted.

Training Synchronisation - Reports

Presentations and Reports are available ONLY to the Conferences attendees.

If you have attended one of the Training Synchronisation Conferences, you have been given the appropriate password to access its presentations.

Click on the links below to be redirected to the specific conference pages:

 

Click here to go to the NTEC page

Click here to go to the NITEC page

Click here to go to the SG-NTG page

Click here to go to the NPETN page

Training Synchronisation - PoC

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  • Training Synchronisation Conferences:
    • ACT
      Rudolfs Rudzuroga NCN: 555-3337
      Guillaume Ehrhart NCN: 555-4118
    • SHAPE
      Manuel Gonzalez Serrano NCN: 254-3816
  • NTEC
    Michael Wright NCN: 555-3343
  • NITEC
    Uwe Willert NCN: 555-3437
  • Education Forum
    Philippe Plamondon NCN: 555-3602

Training Synchronisation - Archive 2012

ts_logo150The 2012 Training Synchronisation Conference confirmed to be a tangible opportunity for NATO members and partners to better coordinate Education, Training, Exercises & Evaluation (ETEE) activities. As last year, the four events: the NATO Training and Exercise Conference (NTEC), the Steering Group NATO Training Group (SGNTG), the NATO Individual Training and Education Conference (NITEC), and the educationForum were co-located for maximum efficiency and synchronisation. The theme this year was the “education platform for the future”.

Training Synchronisation - Useful Info

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