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Assured Access to the Global Commons - Cyberspace Workshop

cyberCooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), Tallinn, Estonia
October 19th 2010

 

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

NATO and the global supply chain are increasingly dependent on the cyberspace commons for operations. This dependence brings vulnerabilities and risks to NATO operations.

On Thursday 19 October 2010, ACT along with the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), hosted a one-day workshop with some 40 participants, which focused on rapid changes and vulnerabilities in the cyberspace commons, and made recommendations for NATO’s way ahead.


QUESTIONS

What are NATO’s stakes in the Cyberspace Commons?

How does NATO assure its access to cyberspace to conduct operations in support of Alliance security at home as well as in out-of-area missions, and what are the current challenges to that access? – ie: How will opponents and adversaries deny and/or disrupt access to the Cyber commons?

How can NATO’s operational access to cyber Networks be strengthened in the future?

At a policy and strategy level, what could NATO do to strengthen its future secure access to the Cyber Commons?

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


WORKSHOP INFORMATION

The agenda for this workshop is available here.

Biographies can be found here.

An overview is provided here. This was used to create a common frame of reference for the Cyberspace Workshop.

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

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Air and Space Workshop

airJoint Air Power Competency Centre,
Kalkar, Germany, October 15th 2010

 

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

NATO has become increasingly dependent on air and space for operations, and this dependence brings vulnerabilities and risks to NATO operations.

On Thursday 15 October 2010, ACT along with the joint airpower competence centre (JAPCC), hosted a one day workshop with some 40 participants, which focused on NATO’s vulnerabilities and challenges in the space commons, and made recommendations for NATO’s way ahead.


QUESTIONS

What are NATO’s stakes in the Space Commons? Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides

How does NATO assure its access to space to conduct operations in support of Alliance security at home as well as in out-of-area missions, and what are the current challenges to that access? – ie: How will opponents and adversaries deny and/or disrupt access to space? Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides

How can NATO’s operational access to the space Commons be strengthened in the future? Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides

At a policy and strategy level, what could NATO do to strengthen its future secure access to space? Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides

spaceHow can a Comprehensive Approach (integrated government, commercial and military effort) assure access to the space Commons? Click here for the Discussion Starters Slides


WORKSHOP INFORMATION

This workshop took place in the JAPCC conference centre, Von-Seydlitz Kaserne.

The agenda for this workshop is available here.

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

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Points of Contact

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

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Protecting the Global Commons

protecting_gcWashington DC, USA, July 21st 2010

Brussels, Belgium, September 16th 2010

 

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In partnership with Allied Command Transformation, the Atlantic Council Program for International Security hosted the first of the seven Global Commons workshops, in Washington, D.C.

The workshop brought together experts from several fields to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with each domain; questions of definition and a conceptual framework; NATO's potential role as a forum for deliberations and the development of norms; and the practicalities of capabilities, missions, and roles for the Alliance.

Participants across the transatlantic community offered a variety of perspectives and expertise regarding NATO's potential roles in the Commons.

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

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Maritime Workshop

maritimeUSS Enterprise, CVN 65, Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, VA, USA
September 30th 2010
 

 

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

NATO is highly dependent on the maritime commons for forward operations. Changes in the maritime commons are increasing vulnerabilities and risks to NATO operations.

On Thursday 30 September 2010, ACT along with the Naval Warfare Development Command and the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea (CJOS) Centre of Excellence, hosted a one day workshop with some 40 participants, which focused on NATO’s vulnerabilities and challenges in the maritime commons, and made recommendations for NATO’s way ahead.


QUESTIONS

What are NATO’s stakes in the Maritime Commons?

How does NATO assure its access to the Maritime Commons to conduct operations in support of Alliance security at home as well as in out-of-area missions, and what are the current challenges to that access? – i.e.: How will opponents and adversaries deny and/or disrupt access to the Maritime commons?

How can NATO’s operational access to the Maritime Commons be strengthened in the future?

At a policy and strategy level, what could NATO do to strengthen its future secure access to the Maritime Commons?

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


WORKSHOP INFORMATION

The agenda for this workshop is available here.

Panelists' biographies can be found here.

An overview is provided here. This was used to create a common frame of reference for the Maritime Workshop.

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

Assured Access to the Global Commons - Global Perspectives Workshop

globalcommonsWashington DC, USA, February 3rd 2011

 

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

This workshop brought together representatives from ACT, the Atlantic Council of the United States, and leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, and China to discuss NATO’s potential roles in assuring access to the global commons. With the understanding that the complexity of the four domains and their inter-connections cannot be addressed solely within a national or even regional context, these experts were encouraged to bring to the table their countries’ perspectives on the issues. The question of how NATO, as a military-political alliance, can enhance its legitimacy and fit into larger international efforts to improve stability and access in the global commons was a key theme of the meeting.


PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS

  • The free transit of information, people, and goods through the four domains of the commons is, and will remain, a vital aspect of national security and prosperity.
  • Freedom of access and/or transit will be threatened or thwarted by human action(s).
  • Without recognized guarantees of security, the freedom of access critical for the national and economic security of nations will be at risk.
  • In many case, particularly in space and cyberspace, international best practices and laws are currently either insufficient or ineffective.

Should nations that use the Global Commons:

  • Advocate for the adoption of international codes of conduct regarding appropriate (best) behaviours in the commons?
  • Advocate for the use of UNCLOS and/or the EU Space Agency Code of Conduct as a framework for international agreements on the use of space and cyberspace?
  • Support efforts to establish international rules, standards, and policies that will protect and secure the health of the global commons?
  • Help increase global awareness of the need for such policies, especially for space and cyberspace?
  • Have an individual right to protect their access to the global commons?


WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Attendees list can be found here.

An overview is provided here.

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

Industry Day 2012 Event Details

id2012logo250Venues and directions

City Map

Local Area map

CONFERENCE – Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga

The conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.

Address and contact details for the hotel:

Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Elizabetes 55
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia
Phone: +371 67772222

Directions from Riga International Airport:

  • By car (10 km – 15-20 minutes): directions can be found here.
  • By public transport (30 to 45 minutes): the closest bus stops to the hotel are Esplanāde (2 min. walk) and Elizabetes iela (5 min. walk).

From the airport (bus stop Lidosta Riga), minibus 241 is direct to Esplanāde. On Sundays, frequency is between two and three buses an hour (timetable can be found here).

Another option is to take bus 22 towards Abrenes iela (also from bus stop Lidosta Riga) and stop at RMR (ride 10 minutes). At RMR, take bus 53 towards Esplanāde and stop at Esplanāde (ride 20 minutes).

More information on public transport options from the airport can be found here.

Directions from Riga Train Station (Centrālā Stacija):

The train station is a short 15 minute walk from the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.

Directions can be found here.

RECEPTION – Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara muzejs)

The reception will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Defence at the Latvian War Museum, on Monday 15 October, from 1900 to 2100.

Transportation will be provided from the conference venue (Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija) to the museum. Further details will be available shortly.

Address of the Latvian War Museum:

Latvijas Kara muzejs /Powder Tower/
Smilšu iela 20
Rīga, LV - 1050

Directions from the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija:

It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the conference venue to the Latvian War Museum. A detailed map can be found here.

Conference fees

Conference fees of 160 Euros will apply to all attendees. These must be paid online, prior to the conference. Payment will not be accepted on location. Registration will only be confirmed upon payment of the conference fees.

Conference fees include access to the pre-conference workshop on Sunday 14 October, the conference on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October, coffee and lunch breaks on both days and attendance to the reception on Monday 15 October.

Cancellation policy

NATO will accept cancellation of attendance to the conference up until October 5, 2012. Cancellation can be done via the registration form on the registration page. Conference fees will be automatically reimbursed to the account linked to the credit card used for the initial payment. No reimbursement will be provided for cancellations after October 5, 2012.

Attendee substitutions will not be accepted. If your company wishes to send another representative and the deadline of October 5 has not passed, please cancel your registration and start a new registration for the new attendee.

If you have booked a room with the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, please refer to their cancellation policy.

Accommodation and transport to the conference

Accommodation

NATO will only book accommodation for NATO personnel, speakers and VIPs. For other conference attendees, NATO has negotiated 200 rooms a day to be held at a discounted rate at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija:

  • Superior rooms: 89 Euros per night, including breakfast and Internet
  • Business rooms: 125 Euros per night, including breakfast and Internet

This discounted rate will be available until October 1, 2012 only. Attendees are invited to book their accommodation directly with the hotel, referencing the NATO Industry Day conference. Room availability is on first-come, first-served basis.

Transport

Attendees will have a shuttle service at the airport, upon arrival. A hospitality desk will be displayed at the airport. Transportation in not fully guaranteed and will be provided on an availability basis.

Dress Code

Dress Code for the event (reception included):

  • Service Dress Winter Uniform for military
  • Business Suit for civilians.

Language and Classification

The program of the conference will be unclassified.

The conference will be conducted in English. No translation services will be provided.

Useful websites

Information about Riga (inyourpocket.com)

Information about Riga (virtualriga.com)

Riga public transport route planner (in English)

Calls for Collaboration

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Archives

RFI Dashboard

RFI e-ITEP

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Industry Day 2012 Invitation

id2012logo250 thumbnato-logoNATO INDUSTRY DAY 2012
Riga, LVA, Oct 15-16, 2012

“Chicago Summit – a game changer for NATO and Industry”

Ladies and Gentlemen,

NATO Industry Day this year will be held in

Riga, Latvia, on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October 2012.

Taking place a short while after the Chicago Summit, this year’s event will focus on the impact for NATO and Industry of the decisions taken by the Heads of State and Government. Recognizing the need to adapt to the new global context and to emerging technologies, significant emphasis will also be put on the evolution of the NATO-Industry relationship.

NATO Industry Day 2012 will be the first Industry Day since its inception, to be co- hosted by the newly appointed Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General Jean-Paul Paloméros and Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment (ASG DI), Mr Patrick Auroy.
This year, the structure of the conference will be slightly different; there will be two leading panels on Monday morning while the breakout sessions will be held in the afternoon. Tuesday morning will be dedicated to the third and final Panel and will hold discussions at the strategic-level in a plenary setting.

A pre-conference workshop will be organized on Sunday 14 October and a formal reception will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Defence on Monday 15 October 2012.

You and your organization are invited to attend and support this key transformational event for the Alliance. This is an open event; please feel free to pass this invitation on to whomever you feel would wish to attend.

If you are ready to register click here

Additional questions may be addressed to

industryday@act.nato.int

The NATO Industry Day team looks forward to

Welcoming you in Riga this October 2012!

Industry Day 2009 - Archive

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The sixth in a series of annual strategic-level conferences hosted by SACT, ACT Industry Day 2009 was held on October 8-9 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

When the previous editions of the conference held in Berlin (2004), Rome (2005), Paris (2006), Warsaw (2007) and Brussels (2008) focused on the role of ACT as a new command within NATO, its missions and processes, ACT Industry Day 2009 was tailored to offer an opportunity to collaborate with industry on the development of military capabilities.

In 2008, in Brussels, SACT indeed introduced an initiative called Framework For Collaborative Interaction (FFCI) with industry and academia. The FFCI aims at enabling ACT to conduct non-procurement projects that more effectively leverage the expertise that NATO, industry and academia can contribute to Alliance capability development. One of the underlying principles of this initiative is that both ACT, industry and academia should contribute to and benefit from the collaborative activities set up under the FFCI umbrella.

This framework was then further developed with Nations, through the National Armament Representatives, and industry, through the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG). In 2009, ACT used the Industry Day as a platform to move forward and put FFCI into practice by offering industry the opportunity to participate in ongoing or planned capability development efforts, where collaboration with industry provides mutual benefit.

The conference theme, "Working together to improve interoperability", was chosen to convey ACT’s will to set up collaboration activities with industry to tackle interoperability problems within the Alliance. During the conference, ACT did not only ask industry how they anticipate, mitigate or even avoid interoperability problems, but also probe ways in which collaborative efforts with industry can help tackle interoperability challenges early in the military capability development cycle.

The 2009 ACT Industry Day was organized over two consecutive days – the first one being a plenary session with high-level keynote speeches and presentations and the second being dedicated to three simultaneous working-sessions where NATO/industry teams comprised of attendees endeavoured to develop road paths for solutions to identified capability development problems framed by the FFCI Activities.

Distributed Networked Battle Labs (DNBL)
At Industry Day 2008 in Brussels, SACT launched a project with industry support to develop a DNBL that would provide an additional mechanism to engage in future collaborative projects. The DNBL project commenced in March 2009 with funding provided by ACT and it is intended to deliver the framework by the end of 2009, with a pilot case to be conducted in early 2010. The objectives of the DNBL project are to compress the NATO capability development cycle to improve mission effectiveness and interoperability of capabilities when they are delivered to operational forces and to demonstrate the value of being able to conduct interoperability and integration testing over a distributed network. Industry Day 2009 will provide an opportunity to brief the progress that the DNBL team has made over the past year and solicit ideas from industry for appropriate project areas that are of mutual benefit and therefore suited to collaborative projects in the spirit of the FFCI.

Maritime Information Services (MIS)
The ACT MIS program of work encompasses several lines of development to improve currently fielded systems and address future requirements for enhanced maritime situational awareness, which includes maritime data sources and acquisition, maritime data routing, aggregation and dissemination and intelligent decision aids. MIS necessitates access to a wide range of information from various sources including national, commercial and open-source. Presently, NATO leverages agreements with commercial entities to access specific maritime-related information. For Industry Day 2009, the MIS team will examine the principle problem of access to information by exploring the terms and conditions of an enterprise whereby industry, or a consortium of industry partners, acts as an information mediator.

Logistics - Sustainment Knowledge Management
One of the greatest challenges faced by NATO in achieving joint deployment & sustainment is the management of sustainment knowledge obtained from the 28 member nations and the partner nations, as each use separate national systems. We would like to learn from industry if there are ways we could better manage this flow of knowledge and information. Within the sustainment knowledge management area, three distinctive functional domains can be identified: Logistics; Movement & Transportation; and Medical.
Possible solutions stemming from the ID09 discussions could improve the Logistical Functional Services Capability Package (LOG FS CP) currently being developed to improve the exchange/sharing of information (and knowledge) on logistic flow, movement & transportation assets and medical data.

The detailed agenda for this conference is provided here.

The biographies of the participants are provided here.

Speeches, presentations and briefs from the working-sessions are available below.

More information on FFCI and on the outcome of the Industry Day working-sessions can be found on the FFCI Portal.

Plenary session Documents:

• Deputy Secretary General's Remarks
• Keynote address by General Stéphane Abrial
• Remarks by Admiral Luciano Zappata
• Remarks by Mr Peter Flory
• Remarks by Mr. Georges D’Hollander
• MGen (ret) Picavet NIAG SG-137 Presentation
• Remarks by Mr. Wes Bush
• Remarks by Mr Antoine Bouvier
• Priority Shortfall Areas Briefing
• FFCI Briefing

Working-sessions Documents:

• Sustainment Knowledge Management
Briefing
Outbrief

• Maritime Information Services
Briefing
Outbrief

• Distributed Networked Battle Labs
Briefing
Outbrief

Industry Day 2010 - Archive

poster_tn250ACT Industry Day 2010, the seventh edition in the series, was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October 2010.

The 2010 conference focused on the relations between ACT, the European Union and Industry and, as such,  saw active participation from the European Defence Agency.

Click here to download the Proceedings from ACT Industry Day 2010.

The ACT Industry Day organisation team can be contacted at  industryday@act.nato.int.


Final Program and Speakers' Biographies

Click here to download a PDF version of the program.

Click here to download a PDF version of the speakers' Biographies (Biographies of the speakers of the working sessions are not included).


Topics

Medical / Information and Coordination Systems – Health Applications

Crisis now are more and more complex and the area covering Human factors, Health & Environment is a main key for helping political and military commanders to resolve them, and therefore a very promising area for capabilities development for the industry.

The working-session on day 2 of the conference will focus on defining/refining the requirements associated with the creation of electronic health records – one of the solutions to be developed as part of the implementation of the new MEDICS and the necessary link to improve medical support coordination on the field.

During this working-session, ACT subject matter experts will be interested in defining the overall requirements (taking into account those already identified such as receiving patient data collected from different sources (NATO system, nations, civilians); storing this data; being interoperable with NATO and national existing systems and those in development; and having connections with civilian systems) and discussing the technical aspects of this capability development.

The working-session will be used as a first step to discuss the problem statement, identify industry’s interest and initiate ACT-industry collaboration beyond ACT Industry Day 2010.


Industry development and implementation activities in support of NATO Network Enabled Capability (NNEC)

The working-session dedicated to "NATO & EU NEC - Industry Involvement" will aim at initiating a debate between ACT, EDA and Industry on future collaboration regarding NATO / EU NEC. Several briefings will therefore be provide by ACT and EDA experts on the NNEC Body of Knowledge and the NNEC and EU NEC roadmaps which will then be followed by a discussion and debate with attendees.

Industry attendees will be expected to provide feedback and constructive remarks on from the NNEC Body of Knowledge and, in particular, on the NNEC criteria.
In a second stage, ACT and the EDA would like Industry to contribute to the Implementation phase of NEC. Potential areas of cooperation will be discussed during this working session.
 
Construct of the working session will be as follows:
  • NNEC Body of Knowledge, by Col Frederic Sakhochian (20 min + 10 min Q&A)
  • The NNEC Roadmap, by Dr. Alberto Domingo, Deputy NNEC Branch Head (15 min) – the EU NEC Roadmap by Mr Marcel Staicu (TBC) (15 min) – 15 min Q&A
  • NNEC and Industry by Industry Representative (20 min + 10 min Q&A) (TBD + TBC)
  • followed by a global question & answer session and debate (15 min).

 

Objective of the working session.

The objective of this working session will be to initiate a debate between ACT, EDA and Industry on future collaboration regarding NATO / EU NEC. ACT expects some feedback on its NNEC Body of Knowledge, in particular on the NNEC criteria. In a second stage, ACT and the EDA would like to get some contributions from Industry regarding the Implementation phase of NNEC. These area of cooperation will be discussed during this working session.


Distributed Training and Exercises using Modeling and Simulation

For more than 60 years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has striven to improve interoperability amongst its member’s militaries. Contemporary operations require multinational operations at increasingly low levels, and the opportunities for expensive live and co-located training events are few, and expected to reduce.  Since 2006 the SNOW LEOPARD programme led by Allied Command Transformation has investigated and incorporated technologies into NATO training as the NATO Training Federation.  The Challenge now is to extend the existing NATO Training Federation to Nations and to ensure that it meets the challenges of the contemporary operating environment.  This has to take place in an increasingly constrained financial environment.

The Distributed Training and Exercise Programme (formally known as SNOW LEOPARD) has as its vision:

To deliver to NATO and Partners a persistent, distributed and joint training capability able to support training from operational to tactical level across the full spectrum of operations, while leveraging existing national expertise and capabilities.

The NTF is used by Joint Warfare Centre at Stavanger, Norway and the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland.  This existing Capability will require enhancement if it is to meet the expected demand, and some experimentation is already occurring with different Nations to identify, select and implement future standards and architectures.

The aim of this workshop is to update Industry on the proposed way forward for NATO Distributed Training and Exercises and to explore the potential for NATO and Industry collaboration in further demonstrations and experiments.

Industry representatives are requested to share their vision for developments in distributed training and exercises technologies and managed services.

Topics of interest include:

  • Distributed Training and Exercises Programme Update
  • Developing a Business Case for further investment in DTE
  • The Multinational Federation Experiment and potential follow on programme
  • Emerging NATO Modelling and Simulation Group 068 Standards
  • NATO CAX Toolkit component Development
  • Scenario Sharing
  • Afghan Mission Network Training and Staging Enclave
  • Exploiting the Distributed NATO Battle Lab programme

Cyber Defence
Topics have been distributed.


Presentations

 

 
 
 
Panel on Capabilty Development Processes
 
 
Panel on Research & Development
 
Panel on Capabilities of Common Interest to ACT and EDA (NEC and Medical)
 
FFCI Status Report
 
 
 
DNBL
 
 
 
 
 
Involvement of Industry in Concept, Development & Experimentation
 
Distributed Training and Exercises working-session
 
Information and Coordination Systems – Health Application Working-session
 
 
Industry Involvement in NATO NEC and EDA NEC working-session
 
Cyber Defence working-session
 

CD&E Conference 2013 - Content & Agenda

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Click here to download the FINAL Conference Agenda as of November 6th, 2013

Structure:

Monday 18th November:

  • Key note (Drs. H.G. Geveke, Managing Director TNO Defence, Safety and Security, NLD)
  • The Benefits of Multinational Capability Development Panel
  • Multinational Capability Development Campaign Update
  • Breakouts: Introduction to CD&E or URBAN WARRIOR 5 Experimentation Best Practices
  • Select NATO Center of Excellence Capabilities, Program of Work Highlights, and Collaborative Opportunities
  • Workshop Scene Setters
  • Netherlands Defence Staff Hosted Welcome Reception

Tuesday 19th November:
Workshops:

Wednesday 20th November:

  • Workshops results, conclusions and closure (breakouts and plenary).

Thursday 21st November:

The 25th Dutch Defence and Security Symposium and Exhibition will be held on 21 November 2013 after the CD&E Conference in AHOY Rotterdam.  For more information click on the menu link on the right.

CD&E Conference 2011 Archive

2011cde250Information Sessions Read Aheads:

Monday Sessions Read Aheads:

Tuesday Sessions Read Aheads:

Wednesday and Thursday Workshops Read Aheads:

Conference Program:

Click here to download the program

Conference presentations:

The conference presentations have been posted on the ACT CD&E Webportal.

Multiple Futures Project - Documents

ESSENTIAL MF PROJECT DOCUMENTS
Multiple Futures Project Final Report
Multiple Futures Project Findings and Recommendations
Multiple Futures Project Annexes
MFP SUMMARY CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS
Introduction by General James Mattis
Session 1: It's about Choices
  Perspectives by Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola
  Shaping future thinking on the Alliance by His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero
    The importance of planning for the future, by Mr. Peter Schwartz
Session 2: Supporting Strategic Dialogue
 
Scene Setter by BGen Demaria
 
Multiple Futures Video (HQ, 66 MB)
 
Illustrating Futures by Jeff Reynolds
 
Focus Areas by Cdr. Rick Perks
 
Shift to the NATO Context by BGen Demaria
Session 3: From Narrative to Policy.
 
Defense Planning, Surprise and Prediction by Dr. Colin S. Gray
 
From Narrative to Policy; getting it Right by Ambassador Stewart Eldon
    European Defence Agency perspective by MGen Carlo Magrassi
MF PROJECT REPORTS
Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) Final Analysis Report - 19 Dec 08
Security Implications Interim Report -Main Report - 18 Dec 2008
Strategic Military Partners Conference (SMPC) Analysis Report - 21 Oct 08
SACT Seminar Report - October 2008
Multiple Futures Phase 1 - Analysis Report - 08 Aug 08
ACT-RUSI Roundtable- Roundtable Report - 27 May 08
ACT FUTURE DOCUMENTS
Strategic Vision: The Military Challenge - 04 Aug 2008
ACT Future Security Environment - 1st Edition - 07 June 2008
Future World Scenarios - Supporting Paper to the LTRS - 06 Apr 2008
OTHER DOCUMENTS
Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century- Feb 09
JFCOM - Joint Operating Environment - Nov 08
JFCOM - Joint Operating Environment - Dec 07

Multiple Futures Project - Summary Conference

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Approximately 250 military and political leaders from NATO and Alliance Nations arrived to the small Belgian town of La Hulpe May 8 as Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (ACT) released the Final Report on its Multiple Futures Project (MFP) at a conference there.

The conference served to share the findings of the MFP final report, continuing the transparency and inclusiveness that has characterized the project from its inception; from the approach employed to the results achieved. The process involved representatives from 45 nations and more than 60 institutions, and brought more than 500 political, military, civil and economic experts to the table.

The necessity of a MFP-related study could not have come at a more appropriate time, explained NATO Deputy Secretary General the Honorable Claudio Bisogniero. “The timing of the project is very appropriate because it fits in perfectly with the work we are going to start on with the new Strategic Concept for the Alliance,” he said. “ACT could not have timed this project better. MFP does not pretend to be a crystal ball, but maps in a clear manner possible developments in order to broaden our understanding of what can happen in the world in terms of our collective security.”

“MFP is intellectually challenging,” said Italian Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola, Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee. “In the future, which such unpredictable challenges, we may not have the luxury of being able to adapt in time, so we need to be proactive and to position ourselves to minimize surprise. MFP provides the intellectual basis for us to move forward.”

MFP examined common perceived threats to the populations of the Alliance, and found that the unpredictability and complexity of the future security environment will strain the Alliance’s most powerful tools: strategic unity of values and ideas, solidarity among Allies, burden-sharing, and commitment to its decisions. Additionally, the study found that no nation can meet the challenges alone, and the credibility and capability of the Alliance depend on every nation doing its part.

The Multiple Futures Project has produced two documents that provide an understanding of the work completed over the last year. The first document, Findings and Recommendations is an abridged version of the Final Report and provides a snapshot of ACT’s military advice regarding the future. The third document, Multiple Futures Project Annexes is detailed background gathered during the 21 workshops and roundtables as well as internal research on the part of the Multiple Futures team.

 

“I see no choice but to scan the strategic horizon much more thoroughly”
(NATO Former Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Brussels, 3 June 2008)

Industry Day 2011 - Archives

id2011_logoACT Industry Day 2011, the eighth edition in the series, has been held 12-13 September 2011 in London, United Kingdom at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The theme was "Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effective Capability Development."

On Day 2, after lunch, Industry Day 2011 participants visited "Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi)".

The following is an archive of the material published for the event.


Industry Day 2011 Record of Proceedings


NATO TV Video Report


Industry Day 2011 Programme (PDF Format)


Presentations

Mr. Howarth (remarks)

General Stephane Abrial (remarks)

Ambassador Volker (remarks)

Mr. Bell (brief)

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen

Lieutenant General Auroy (remarks)

 

Ms. Arnould (remarks)

Mr. Osha (brief) (remarks)

Prof. Dr. Mey (brief)

Vice Admiral Pottenger (remarks)

Mr. Fujito (brief) (remarks)

Mr. de Benedictis (brief)

Mr. Salvador (brief)

Dr. Garcia (brief)

Mr. Zegveld (brief)

Admiral Di Paola (remarks)

Status Report on FFCI

Status Report on DNBL

Status Report on Medical Information Services

Breakout session 1: Contractor to Military Medical Support

ACT Collective Medical Contracts (brief)

NAMSA Contracted Medical Support (brief)

SOS International Collaborating to Support Military Medical Services (brief)

KBR Readiness and Logistics Outsourcing (brief)

BAH Contractor Medical Support to Contingency Operations (brief)

Breakout session 2: Benefits of Modelling and Simulations

ACT Modelling & Simulation (brief)

Breakout session 3: Exploring Cloud Computing as
an Enabling Technology for the Future

ACT Cloud Computing (brief 1) (brief 2)

Breakout session 4: How can Industry be Involved in ACT's role
on Missile Defence development and implementation

ACT Missile Defence (brief)

ASTRIUM Missile Defence (brief)

MBDA Missile Defence (brief)

General Bieniek - Closing Remarks



Speakers' Biographies


READ AHEADbrochure2

The Path to Industry Day 2011 (conference introduction)

First Plenary Panel - Innovative Business Models in an Austere Economic Environment

Second Plenary Panel - NATO-Industry: Smart Defense Collaboration?

Third Plenary Panel - Innovative Solutions Through Collaboration

Status Report on DNBL

DNBL Read Ahead

Breakout session 1 - Contractor Support to Military Healthcare

Breakout session 2 - Modeling and Simulation

Breakout session 3 - Exploring Cloud Computing as an Enabling Technology for the Future

Breakout session 4 - How Can Industry Be Involved in ACT’s Role on Missile Defence Development and Implementation


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