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Opportunity Areas

1 - Support to existing Command and Control

2 - Alternative Command and Control

3 - Crisis prevention and resolution

4 - Corporate communication

5 - Strategic communication

6 - Measure of effectiveness

7 – Environment understanding

8 - Crisis mapping

9 - Language support

10 - Cultural Awareness

11 - Initial entry capability

12 - Education and training

13 - Small devices in operation

14 - Simulation with and of SM

15 - Key Leaders Engagement

16 - Collaboration protocols apps

17 - Cyber domain understanding

18 - Crowdsourcing of ACT business

19 - ACT project management

20 - Coordination in Comprehensive Approach

21 - Monitoring and Evaluation of reconstruction efforts

Enablers

22 - Standardization and interoperability of SM tools

23 - Strategic framework for the use of SM

24 - Operators profile and skills

25 - Measure of effectiveness

26 - SM operators training

27 - Internet provision

28 - NATO narrative

29 - Cultural change

Concerns

30 - SM Security issues

31 - Internet dependence

32 - Relationship vs. influence

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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.

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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 Community

futures work logo250New documents from our first and second workshop, including the Final Report, are now available in the library.

Industry Day 2012 - Archive

id2012logo250The area below highlights the main topics of this year's Industry Day. The main titles link to a downloadable PDF with information about the Panel or Breakout Session, while the names of lecturers and titles of lectures (when in bold) link to the lecturer's biography or the presentation/summary of the lecture, when available.

 


 


Panel 1 – "A Dynamic Context"
Moderated by Mr Damon WILSON


Panel 2 – "Adapting to the game changers"
Moderated by Mr Damon WILSON


Panel 3 - Discussion on "Frameworks for engagement with Industry and actionable items to enhance NATO-Industry relationship"
Moderated by Mr Damon Wilson


Breakout session I "Technology Trends and Science Challenges"


Breakout session II "Framework for NATO engagement with Industry"


Breakout session III "Immersive Training Environments"


Breakout session IV "Joint ISR"


Brief on "Priority Shortfall Areas and Capability Packages"


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

innohub logo250Human Environment Capabilities Event

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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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.
    John Smart, President, Acceleration Studies Foundation, Los Angeles
  • A breathtaking and immensely practical view of what the future holds for us all.
    Paul Saffo, Author and Forecaster, Silicon Valley

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 2011 - Available Material

oa_wsThe documents pertaining to the event are restricted to the Workshop participants, therefore a password is required to access the reserved area.

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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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.

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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COTC 2013 - Conference Material

cotc2013 250The latest version of the Agenda, the Read Aheads and the Administrative Notes can be found on our COTC Transnet page:

Click here to be redirected to the Conference Portal

The COTC Transnet page is password-protected. If you don't have a username and password, please get in touch with the the Transnet webmaster, Ms. Toi Coleman to obtain one.

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POC for the events:

Lieutenant Colonet Jean Louis Gorius
French Army
Transformation Network Branch
Phone: +1 757 747 3548
E-mail: jean-louis.gorius@act.nato.int

COTC 2013 - Registration, Hotel & Logistics

cotc2013 250Online registration for this event is available here.

 

POC for the event:

Conference Registration/Event Management
Ms. Peggy Krall
US Civilian
Phone: +1 757 747 3955
E-mail: peggy.krall@act.nato.int

Conference Content
Lieutenant Colonel Jean Louis Gorius
French Army
Transformation Network Branch
Phone: +1 757 747 3548
E-mail: jean-louis.gorius@act.nato.int 

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Reports

genericWorkshop 1: Protecting the Global Commons
Washington D.C., USA, July 21 2010

Workshop 2: Protecting the Global Commons
Brussels, Belgium, September 16 2010
The SDA report can be seen here.

Workshop 3: Maritime
Norfolk, USA, September 30 2010

Workshop 4: Air & Space
Kalkar, Germany, October 15 2010

Workshop 5: Cyberspace
Tallinn, Estonia, October 19 2010

Workshop 6: Asia-Pacific Perspective
Singapore, November 15 2010
Workshop presentations available here.

Workshop 7: Global Perspectives
Washington D.C., USA, February 3 2011
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Assured Access to the Global Commons Findings & Recommendations can be downloaded here (3 MB).

The Final Report of the AAGC project can be downloaded here (28.6 MB).

A text-only version of the Final Report can be downloaded here (580 kB).

A presentation of the main findings of the AAGC project can be seen here (549 kB).

AAGC Survey Analyses are provided here (1.8 MB).

A video-presentation can be seen clicking on the video on the right of this page.

A speech on  Assured Access to the Global Commons, delivered by Major General Barrett (USAF), Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Policy, ACT, to the 2011 Defence Planning Symposium in Oberammergau, Germany, can be seen here.

In January 2011, Colonel Christian Soules (French AF) delivered a presentation on Assured Access to the Global Commons at the Baseline Coordination Workshop of Multinational Experiment 7 (MNE-7) in Helsinki; his presentation can be seen here.

The NATO Strategic Concept can be downloaded here.

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

NATO Resource Conference - Contact us

Conference e-mail address: resourceconference@act.nato.int

Conference Point of Contact:

Mr. Willem Koelewijn
NATO Allied Command Transformation
Tel: +1(757) 747- 3631
Fax: +1(757) 747- 4176
E-mail: willem.koelewijn@act.nato.int

NATO Resource Conference - Archive 2010

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Please click here for a comprehensive report on the Inaugural NATO Resource Conference.


2010 Resource Conference
Briefings and Presentations

Resourcing NATO Requirements - Where are our strengths and weaknesses?
Mr. Per Christensen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Defence, Norway

Resource Reform
Mr. Michel Lepage, Chairman Resource Policy and Planning Board

NATO Common Funding – What Next?
Mr. Joris Ghesquiere, Head of Plans & Policy Branch, NOR

Providing Military Advice Informed by Resources
BGen Patrick Wouters, Deputy Director P&P/IMS

The New NATO Defence Planning Process – How do Resources Fit in? 
Mr. Robert Wenmakers, Head of Defence Planning Staff Team, Defence Policy and Planning Division

Life-Cycle Costing of Capabilities 
Mr. Antonios Chatzidakis, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA)

Capability Development 
Mr. Colin Martin, Branch Head – Programme Coordination, Assistant Chief of Staff, Policy and Programme Management

Acquisition Process Review and NATO Agencies Reform 
Mr. Richard Williams, Deputy Director, Armaments Directorate, Defence Investment Division

Reforming the Three Resource Pillars:

Resourcing and Implementing AOM Capabilities 
Mr. Stephen Pearce, Head of Alliance Operations Section, NOR 
Col Martin Fenn, Branch Chief CRO Capability Delivery, SHAPE

Prioritization of common-funded Capabilities 
BGen Patrick Wouters, Deputy Director Plans and Policy, International Military Staff (P&P/IMS)

Integrating Resource Management
Mr. Joris Ghesquiere, Head of Plans & Policy Branch, NOR


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NATO Resource Conference - Archive 2011

resconf_logo250“Smart Resourcing for the Future”
Split, Croatia 16-17 November 2011


Click here to download the 2011 Final Report


Objectives:

  • Address current developments related to NATO common funding
  • Address the way ahead for common funding

Day 1:

  • Welcome
    Mr. Davor Bozinovic, Minister of Defence, Croatia

  • Smart Resourcing - How to fund greater security with fewer resources
    General Mieczyslaw Bieniek, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

  • Opening Remarks
    Mr. Wayne Bush, Director NATO Office of Resources

  • Resource Reform – Status & Way Ahead
    Mr. Michel Lepage, Chairman of Resource Policy and Planning Board
    BrigGen Jaroslaw Kocian, Director Logistics and Resources Division, IMS

  • Resource Reform in the NSIP and Military Budget
    Ms. Erika Antal, Investment Committee Chairperson
    Mr. Didier Lhotse, Budget Committee Chairman

  • Managing Resources for Operations
    Mr. Stephen Pearce, Head of Alliance Operations Section, NATO Office of Resources
    Mr. Alan Mackenzie, Branch Head Financial Operations and Policy Branch, SHAPE
    Col. Martin Fenn, Branch Chief CRO Capability Delivery, SHAPE

  • Transparency and Accountability in the Public Sector
    Mr Kevin Lindsey, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer of National Defence, CAN

Day 2:

  • Culture and Organizational Change – Delivering Performance through Continuous Transformation
    Ms. Lauren States, IBM Vice President, CTO for Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives on the IBM Corporate Strategy team

  • Reinventing Common Funding
    Mr. Wayne Bush, Director NATO Office of Resources

  • NATO Resource Management Challenges
    Mr. David Wright, Director Resources and Logistics Division, US Mission to NATO & RPPB Dean

  • Smart Defence - Multinational Approaches through Capability Development
    Vice Admiral Carol Pottenger, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, ACT

  • How can NDPP and Common Funding Processes be harmonized?
    BGen Wouters, Deputy Director Plans and Policy, IMS

  • Capability Package Process review / The Role of Host Nations
    Mr. Joris Ghesquiere, Head, Plans and Policy Branch, NATO Office of Resources

  • Closing Session: Smart Resourcing for the Future

      NATO Resource Conference - Archive 2012

      Conference Theme: Resourcing Capability Requirements for NATO 2020- Rising to the Challenges Together

      Objectives:

      • Discuss NATO key capability requirements for 2020
      • Clarify NATO capabilities post-ISAF
      • Investigate the role of common funding in support of Smart Defence

      Day 1: NATO 2020 – Funding Strategic Capability Requirements

      Welcome and Introduction

      Block 1: NATO 2020 - Strategic NATO Capability Requirements

      Block 2: NATO 2020 – Implications for Common Funding

      Day 2: Capability Implementation

      Block 3: Evolution of the Alliance in operations

      Block 4: What next? – NATO post ISAF

      Block 5: Building Roadmaps to Capability Implementation

      Conclusion Session

      Assured Access to the Global Commons

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