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NATO Infrastructure Projects, Programs and Systems is about what NATO are buying and the programmes/projects they are interested in. It will examine the key aspects of NATO Infrastructure policy/doctrine, budget, requirements and procurement programmes/projects, procedures and mechanisms.

NATO’s Defence Capabilities Initiative addresses five areas:

Mobility - the ability to deploy forces quickly to where they are needed, including areas outside Alliance territory

Sustainability - the ability to maintain and supply forces far from their home bases and to ensure that sufficient fresh forces are available for long-duration operations

Effective engagement - the ability to successfully engage an adversary in all types of operations, from high to low intensity

Survivability - the ability to protect forces and infrastructure against current and future threats;

Interoperable communications - command, control and information systems which are compatible with each other, to enable forces from different countries to work effectively together.

Previous Delegates at SMi Defence Conferences include

MoD, Department of Defence, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Bae Systems, Royal Netherlands Army, Defence Procurement Agency, General Dynamics, French Army, QinetiQ, Royal Norwegian Navy, Thales, Swedish Defence Research Laboratory

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jim Keenan

Jim Keenan, LMI European Manager, Logistics Management Institute (LMI)
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9:10 AN INTRODUCTION TO NATO PROCUREMENT

Julian Astbury

Julian Astbury, Head, Signals Section, NATO HQ

  • Security Investment Directorate
  • Resources
  • Procedures
  • Cost drivers
  • 9:40 THE FUTURE OF THE NSIP

    Bianca Haane

    Bianca Haane, Infrastructure Committee Secretariat & Procedures, NATO HQ

  • Role of the NSIP in the new NATO
  • NSIP and NATO enlargement
  • NSIP resource management challenges
  • Impact on the NSIP business process?
  • 10:20 CHANGE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES WITHIN ALLIED COMMAND EUROPE

    Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance

    Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance, Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff for Command Structure Implementation, SHAPE

  • Implementation management/knowledge management
  • Management planning
  • Introducing new working structures and methods
  • Cultural change
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PROCURING A NEW NATO CIS INFRASTRUCTURE

    John Edell

    John Edell, Director of Acquisition, NC3A

  • Overview of NATO CIS infrastructure modernisation
  • Major ongoing and near-term NC3A acquisitions
  • Acquisition management at the NC3A: the customer-supplier relationship
  • 12:00 NACMA

    Ronald Smith

    Ronald Smith, Deputy General Manager, NACMA

  • NACMA snapshot
  • Contracts
  • Air Command and Control System projects
  • Evolutionary change
  • Future developments
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 MEETING THE MILITARY REQUIREMENT

    Captain David Fifield

    Captain David Fifield, Chief of Infrastructure Section, Logistics Armaments & Resources Division, International Military Staff, NATO HQ

  • Overview of procedure to provide the required capability:
    - the Capability Package (CP) process
    - prioritisation
    - architecture
  • Explaining the CP process:
    - military co-ordination
    - handling CPs in the NATO HQ
    - screening and approving CPs
    - military decision
  • Way ahead:
    - developments and challenges
  • 14:20 REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT

    Tom Cooper

    Tom Cooper, Executive Co-ordinator & Deputy to Director, NATO Headquarters C3 Staff

  • Understanding the military infrastructure requirement
  • Translating the need for the customers
  • Policy formation
  • Specifying the requirements
  • Analysing the requirements
  • Ensuring the end user will be satisfied
  • 15:00 NATO REQUIREMENTS

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Lee

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Lee, Deputy, Engineering & Security Investment Branch, Allied Force North, SACEUR

  • Understanding the military infrastructure requirements
  • operational assessment methodology
  • capability package principles
  • Translating the needs
  • required capability
  • Analysing the requirements
  • resource analysis and the analysis worksheet
  • Specifying the requirements
  • investment proposal and project data sheets
  • Ensuring the user will be satisfied
  • project implementation process
  • Specific issues related to the Northern Region Command
  • changing threat assessment
  • NATO enlargement
  • Functional review and potential re-organisation

    CP development progress

  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM (NCS)

    John Clark

    John Clark, Director, UK National Codification Bureau, Ministry of Defence

  • The plan
  • Distributing codification
  • National benefits
  • Integrating the data
  • Ensuring the free flow of information
  • 16:40 A CONTRACTOR POINT OF VIEW

    Ronald Sullivan

    Ronald Sullivan, NATO Business Manager, SAIC

  • Background to the project’s needs
  • The NATO requirements
  • Working with NATO
  • Increasing co-operation with industry
  • Changes to the deployed forces by 2010
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ronald Sullivan

    Ronald Sullivan, NATO Business Manager, SAIC

    9:10 POLICY & REQUIREMENTS STANDARDIZATION

    Rear Admiral Jan Eriksen

    Rear Admiral Jan Eriksen, Director, NATO Standardization Agency

  • Why do we standardize?
  • How is standardization done in NATO?
  • How much should we standardize?
  • 9:40 UNDERSTANDING NATO PROCUREMENT

    Tom Herway

    Tom Herway, Head of Contracts, NATO C3 Agency

  • Guiding principles and procedures
  • Procurement alternatives available
  • NC3A procurement initiatives
  • Advice to companies on doing business with NATO
  • 10:20 THE SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE

    Walter Kaffenberger

    Walter Kaffenberger, Programme Director for Computer Networking, Scientific & Environmental Affairs Division, NATO HQ

  • The organisations involved
  • Setting the scene for local or regional facilities The capitalisation of existing Internet facilities
  • The user population
  • Sustaining for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC ORDERING AGREEMENT (BOA)

    Jim Wager

    Jim Wager, Principal Contracting Officer, NC3A

  • Background to the BOA
  • Effects on the acquisition process
  • The next steps
  • 12:00 THE US APPROACH

    Patricia Vaught

    Patricia Vaught, Infrastructure Committee Representative, US Mission to NATO

  • General bidding procedures for NATO projects
  • The NSIP bidding process
  • The main areas of interest for US defence equipment contractors
  • Dispersing the US budget
  • Timescales provided
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 NETWORK SOLUTIONS FOR MILITARY

    Lieutenant Colonel Erez Yarden

    Lieutenant Colonel Erez Yarden, Associate Vice President, Defense Market, Lightscape Networks - An ECI Telecom Company

  • Defining requirements for typical military transport networks
  • Case study - considerations in the IDF’s ( Israeli Defence Forces) project
  • Describing the Multi Service Provisioning Platform approach (MSPP)
  • 14:20 AIR COMMAND AND CONTROL

    Dana Whalley

    Dana Whalley, Programme Manager, ACCS Level of Operational Capability 1 (LOC1), NACMA

  • Why ACCS?
  • Development responsibilities
  • Phases and schedule
  • Programme status
  • Technology status and the future
  • 15:00 THE GERMAN PERSPECTIVE

    Dr Arnd Hoepffner

    Dr Arnd Hoepffner, First Counsellor/Head of Section Military & Security Investment Budgets, German Delegation to NATO

  • Budgeting for NATO common funded procurements
  • Funding aspects of DCI implementation
  • Industrial benefit & industrial return
  • The bidding process related to the NSIP and the NATO military budget – what is the difference?
  • Trends in German ICB participation
  • Outlook on new efforts aiming at the improvement of NSIP bidding procedures (e.g. most economic bid versus lowest price bid)
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 UNDERSTANDING NATO PROCUREMENT – THE NORWEGIAN PERSPECTIVE

    Jon Gunnheim

    Jon Gunnheim, Infrastructure Adviser, Norwegian Delegation to NATO

  • General bidding procedures for NATO projects
  • Understanding the NSIP
  • The main areas of interest for defence equipment contractors
  • How are the bids evaluated?
  • Time frame allocation
  • Awarding the contract
  • 16:40 THE NETHERLANDS’ PERSPECTIVE

    Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Elzinga

    Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Elzinga, Staff Officer, CIS and Resources, The Netherlands Military Representation to the NATO Military Committee

  • Capabilities
  • Requirements
  • Prioritisation
  • Coordination Military Committee versus the Implementation Committees (Senior Resource Board/Infrastructure Committee)
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    How to do Business with NATO

    Royal Windsor Hotel
    4th December 2002
    Brussels, Belgium

    Royal Windsor Hotel

    5 Rue Duguessey
    Brussels 1000
    Belgium

    Royal Windsor Hotel

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