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p360 logo 300x250The NATO Partnerships 360 Symposium is a contemporary and innovative venture, held for the first time last year in Berlin, Germany.

core logo300x250Allied Command Transformation has taken forward several proposals from the Interdependency in Resilience Conference paper including the development of the Collaborative Resilience Concept.

This concept is included as part of the 2018-19 Commander Objectives for Allied Command Transformation. This concept focusses on the enablement and sustainment of military activity, with the aim to help to enhance Alliance Resilience, strengthening support to NATO Headquarters, the European Union, and the Nations.

Hosted by the Italian Defence General Staff, the third Collaborative Resilience workshop takes place May 06 -10 in Rome, Italy. All attendees will contribute to the Collaborative Resilience concept draft. Attendees will also attend a national demonstration of dual-use capabilities organized by the Italian Ministry of Defence in Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome. This event aims to develop the Collaborative Resilience draft concept for leadership approval (due by June 2019), consolidate the Collaborative Resilience community of interest, and recommend a way ahead.

Attendees from NATO Headquarters, NCS, NFS, and National Strategic joint organisations are encouraged to attend along with subject matter experts from public, military, and private sectors. Attendees should have specific subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: CIMIC, HADR, hybrid warfare, critical infrastructure assessment and protection, military engineering, EETE, medical, emergency & contingency planning, logistics, capability development, defence, and civil planning. This specified experience for this workshop is critical as to the development of the Collaborative Resilience concept.

If you are interested in attending, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Points of Contact:

NATO Allied Command Transformation, Lt Col Enrico Cimaglia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +1.757.747.3799;
NATO Allied Command Transformation, Mr Michael Ward, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +1.757.747.3799;
ltalian Ministry of Defence, Lt Col Salvatore Orlando, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., J3, +39.06.469.144.63.

nicc19lrThe 2019 NATO Information & Communicators Conference will be held 23-27 September 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. This year’s conference will focus on communications disciplines from NATO’s military structure (Strategic Communications – Public Affairs – Information Operations – Psychological Operations) as well as corporate activities driven by NATO Headquarters.

The theme of the 2019 NATO Information and Communicators’ Conference is "NATO Communications @ 70: Unity of Message and Message of Unity".

The conference will be organized to discuss shared objectives and interests. Information disciplines will hold respective working groups on the first two days of the conference. Attendance at those events will be organized by the working group secretariats with attendance guided by NATO's Strategic Communications Policy.

For individuals who are part of an information discipline working group (Military Public Affairs Working Group, Psychological Operations Working Group, Information Operations Working Group) those activities will begin on Monday 23 September. The Strategic Communications Working Group will take place on Wednesday 25 September and will be followed by plenary sessions. Should any working group require additional time to address discipline-relevant issues, there will be space available at the hotel following the NICC conclusion on 27 September, 11:00 - 17:00.

Registration.
On-line registration for the conference is available here, and will be accompanied by a Conference App for smartphone/tablet devices. Participants are asked to register no later than 01 August 2019, to allow all logistical support arrangements to be finalised. On arrival in Warsaw, conference registration will take place in the hotel lobby with the following schedule:

  • 16:00 - 21:30 on Sunday 22 September 2019;
  • 07:00 - 11:00 on Monday, 23 September 2019;
  • 09:00 - 12:00 on Tuesday, 24 September 2019;
  • 07:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

On 26 September, the day will be broken into four segments, with each segment featuring four workshops and one lecture. Over the course of the day, participants are requested to attend at least two workshops. An Icebreaker will be held on the evening of 26 September.

Hotel Arrangements.
Arrangements have been made for with 2 hotels within Warsaw, both with preferred rate reservations. The hotels are 25 minutes away from the airport, a 5 minute walk from the city’s central station and their city centre location means that there are numerous restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Rooms have been blocked for conference participants on a strict ‘first come, first served’ basis until 01 September 2019. Should participants choose a different hotel, please be aware that no transportation will be provided for travel between hotels and the conference venue.

Costs associated with the 2019 NICC.
The conference fee is 119 Euros.

The hotel cost per night including breakfast is 117 Euros per night (including tax) until 1 July 19. This will be under the NATO per diem rate for Poland. Thereafter the cost will rise to 134 Euros (including tax). This will be above the NATO per diem for Poland.

The Icebreaker is 20 Euros.

The Night Owl Session is 10 Euros.

Transportation.
Conference participants will be required to make their own arrangements for travel from/to the airport. The Hotel is approximately 9 kilometres and 25 minutes away from the airport. Taxi fares between the Hotel and the airport are approximately 50 Zloty (Zl).

Ice Breaker.
The conference Ice breaker will be on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, from 19:00 - 21:30. Please indicate your intention to attend the Ice Breaker during your registration for the Conference; payment will be required at time of booking via the CVENT registration.

Night Owl session.
There will be a night owl session programmed for Tuesday 24 September 2019, where speakers will be present to hold informal, interactive discussions on a range of topics, in a relaxed setting. It is expected that these discussions will include areas not discussed in public forums and therefore it is not a session to miss. Chatham House rules apply.

Dress.
Dress for the conference and the social will be relaxed business (jacket with open collar shirt for men or skirts, slacks, dresses for women).

Classified discussions.
The Psychological Operations and the Information Operations Working Groups will conduct classified discussions at the Polish MoD Class II areas on Monday 23 September and Tuesday 24 September.

Points of Contact.
The Allied Command Transformation's Conference "Officer of Primary Responsibility" for this event is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [+1 (757) 747 3403 or NCN: 555-3403]. The Officer of Primary Responsibility will be assisted by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [+1 (757) 747 4098 or NCN: 555-4098]; please do contact any of the team with any questions that you might have regarding this event.

ora2019 300The Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the Science and Technology Organization will join in organising the 13th NATO Operations Research and Analysis (OR&A) Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, on 7-9 October 2019. The Conference is open to all NATO nations, Science and Technology Organization Enhanced Opportunity Partners (Australia, Finland and Sweden) and Partnership for Peace nations.

The 2019 theme is "Challenges for NATO OR&A in a Changing Global Security Environment". The conference will kick off with a number of keynote addresses and proceed through various streams. The Programme Committee welcomes papers that address the conference theme from different perspectives. Papers describing emerging techniques and approaches as well as case studies of analysis undertaken are equally welcome. Based on the submission of abstracts, the Programme Committee will group papers for the conduct of running parallel sessions.

As part of the continuous development of the NATO OR&A Community of Interest, the event builds on previous conferences and workshops, bringing together the analysis community from NATO commands and agencies, national defence analysis and research organisations, centres of excellence, academia, and industry. It is our goal to provide an exciting program with plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate as well as valuable training opportunities for young analysts and military.

The call for papers is listed here.

Should there be any questions, our point of contact for registration is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. +33 (0) 1 55 61 22 77. For questions concerning the programme, presentations and training our point of contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +1 757-747-3276.

msrr19 300x250Improving Maritime Situation Awareness to Address Changing Security Environment in the Maritime Domain.

A Maritime Security Regime is a group of states and/or organizations acting together, with an agreed upon framework of rules and procedures, to ensure security within the Maritime Domain.

On behalf of Vice Admiral Lindsey, US Navy, Director of the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, we are delighted to inform you about the 2019 Maritime Security Regime Roundtable which will take place on 30 April -1 May 2019 at the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

The 2016 and the 2018 Roundtables took place in Norfolk and were very successful.  Both events followed the same agenda with four panels (two/day) and two key note speakers (one/day).

This year we will follow the same agenda however each panel will be organized and presented by a separate command.  The four commands that will present a panel are: Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre, Maritime Security Centre of Excellence and Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters.

The topics for each panel are as follows:

  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in the Maritime Domain
  • Cyber Defense against Hybrid Threats in the Maritime Domain
  • The Role of Cyber Intelligence in Maritime Security
  • Legal Considerations, Strategic Priorities and Achieving MSA Requirements

Our event is largely a stand-alone event and it’s clearly a follow-up to previous work we have done on the subject.

Historically, work on Maritime Situation Awareness goes back to 2008 when Maritime Security Conferences began to be held. The Roundtables, as they are called now, aims at addressing the current and emerging issues within the Maritime community and bringing together Industry, Defense, Allies, Partners and Public sector in sharing and discussing information that can be helpful to the community. A simple gesture of listening or sharing contact information over a cup of coffee can go a long way in making our Maritime community a better place.

Please consider joining us and meet your community in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

If you’re not already registered and you’re interested in joining us, please register below using the provided instructions. We look forward to seeing you in April!

You can register in the following address: www.cjoscoe.org/?p=76