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SMi Group's 10th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 2nd-3rd February 2017 and will focus on the optimisation of tactical communications for the war fighter when deployed in combat environments. Key focuses at this year’s conference will be the importance of ensuring resilient and flexible communication capabilities for deployable and mobile forces as well as the importance of regional collaboration and interoperability.


With over 100 attendees expected and senior representatives from armed force across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, you can expect to meet the following:
 

  • Heads of CIS
  • Tactical Communications Programme Managers
  • Heads of J6
  • Heads of Signals
  • Heads of Communications
     

 


 

  • Meet and network with the Polish Armed Forces and discuss procurement opportunities and key developments in national communication capabilities
  • Hear national updates on CIS capabilities and tactical communication programmes and learn how you can adapt your solutions
  • Discuss the future of tactical CIS capabilities, from higher frequencies and faster rates to broadband access in remote locations
  • Analyse the latest products and solutions and discuss how they are going to transform tactical communication capabilities

406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron; African Maritime Safety and Security Agency; Airbus Defence & Space; Aster S.p.a; Canadian Armed Forces; Capita Secure Information Solutions Ltd; Civitanavi Systems s.r.l.; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence; CSTARS - University of Miami; Defence Command Denmark Air Staff; Direção de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicações; Dynamic Aviation; Ecuadorian Navy; e-GEOS; Elmfield Tech; Embassy of the Republic of Turkey; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; ENEA; European Commission Joint Research Centre; Finmeccanica ; French Navy; Frequentis AG; GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U.; Horizon Technologies; Imagesat International NV; Irish Coast Guard; Italian Air Force; Italian Air Force Staff; Italian Coast Guard; Italian Defence; Italian Navy; MDA Corporation ; Mittler-Report Verlag; Momentum Aviation Group; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; NAISS; NATO; NATO MARCOM; NSWU-2/ US Navy; Operation Gallant Phoenix; ORBCOMM; PAE; Royal Navy; Selene Avocats; SES GLOBAL; Spanish Embassy; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Space Corporation ; Tallinn Technical University; Thales; The Swedish Coast Guard; Thuraya; Turkish Navy H Q; US Navy; Windward; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak

Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak, Former Director of the Armament Policy Department, Polish Ministry of Defence

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Enhancing CIS Capabilities for the Polish Armed Forces to Ensure Combat Readiness for the Warfighter

Chief

Chief, Command and Control Directorate J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

•         The role of the J6 Command and Control Directorate to fulfil CIS requirements for the Polish Armed Forces
•         Combating current military networking challenges for CIS programmes
•         Looking ahead: priorities for the J6 directorate and developing CIS assets to achieve operational overmatch in future combat environments
 

9:40 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Cyber Security of Communication Systems based on R&D activities of Military Communication Institute

Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiol

Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiol, Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communications Institute

  • Threats targeting communication and IT systems
  • Risks assessment of critical infrastructure
  • Cyber Security Laboratory capabilities
  • National and international initiatives
  • 10:10 A response to the challenge of CNR interoperability

    Arnaud  Vare

    Arnaud Vare, Product Manager Tactical Communication, RUAG Holding AG

    • The need for CNR interoperability: challenges and solutions
    • RUAG’s Radio Bridge functionality
    • Network deployment scenarios and user experience

     

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 How The DGA Are Implementing And Satisfying Requirements For Next-Generation Telecommunication Capabilities

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Michel Pardoux, Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France

  • Key initiatives to implement next generation telecommunication capabilities and satisfy critical short to long-term requirements
  • Deployable communications 
  • SatCom on the Move 
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 
  • An update on the goals, timelines and progress for the SDR radio communications program: CONTACT 
  • How CONTACT and SCORPION programmes can be utilised for collaborative combat in the Army
  • 11:40 Airbus Defence and Space: Enabling Flexible Secure and Resilient Connectivity and Networking

    12:10 How The Netherlands MoD Are Optimising Mobile Military Networks For The Warfighter

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence

  • An outline of the high-level requirements in military deployed and mobile networking 
  • Overcoming the challenges in military networking to ensure efficient interoperability and connectivity 
  • Practical steps taken within the Netherlands MoD to solve mobile network challenges  including a mobile federated mission network
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 The Role Of NATO CIS Group In The Wider FMN Approach

    Colonel Alfredo Corbett

    Colonel Alfredo Corbett, Head of J3 Divison, NATO CIS Services Agency

    • How NATO ensures robust structure and employment of a DCM in a range of environments
    • Critical requirements to satisfy eligibility for NATO DCIS
    • NATO CIS Support for recent operations and the key lessons learnt
    • How NATO CIS group will satisfy future requirements for DCM and FMN

    14:10 Enhancing 4G LTE for Mobile Deployable Communications

    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Dr Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • Why do militaries want LTE?
  • What can LTE do in a military scenario?
  • Similarities and differences between commercial and military application of LTE
  • How LTE can be enhanced for a military context?
  • 14:40 How The Romanian MoD Are Satisfying Next-Generation Tactical CIS Requirements

    Major Dan Fostea

    Major Dan Fostea, Head of Information Systems and Communications Section, Ministry Of Defence

  • Multinational Division South East CIS – overview/ challenges / interoperability
  • Satellite requirements at Battalion and Brigade level – national perspective
  • Reconsidering tropospheric communications
  • Legacy equipments integration
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Deployable Communications and Information Systems of the Belgian Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx

    Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx, COMOPSLAND G6, Belgian Defence

  • CIS structure and organization of the Belgian Armed Forces
  • Command Support Systems (BMS , ISIS, …)
  • The BEST (Belgian Soldier Transformation) project 
  • Systems overview (tactical Radio’s, Tactical Satcom, Radio Relays, networks, …)
  • CIS Projects and programmes for the future
  • 16:10 ESSOR HDRWF Field Testing Achievements – Status and Perspectives

    Christian Serra

    Christian Serra, Technical Director, a4ESSOR S.A.S

    • ESSOR ID Card
    • ESSOR HDRWF Realization
    • ESSOR HDRWF Field Testing Achievements
    • Way Ahead and Future Perspectives
    • Conclusions
     

    16:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring Robust And Resilient Deployable Tactical Communications For Next-Generation

  • An outline of the components of architectures that are more at risk and how these align with the evolving threats 
  • Strengths and weaknesses of current commercial solutions and government programmes that are designed to address the threats 
  • The best method to successfully integrate greater resiliency into tactical communication systems so long-term threats will be minimised 
  • How environmental and external threats could evolve and the key components that need to be considered long-term to ensure resiliency
  • Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Dr Tim Wilkinson, Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Patrick Heuline

    Patrick Heuline, Head of Marketing, Mobile Communication Systems , Thales Communications & Security

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak

    Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak, Former Director of the Armament Policy Department, Polish Ministry of Defence

    9:10 A Network Operations and Cyber Defense Perspective

    Colonel Andrew McClelland

    Colonel Andrew McClelland, Commander DISA Europe, DISA-Europe
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    9:40 How U.S Army Europe Are Optimising Tactical Communication Capabilities Through Regional Collaboration

    Colonel Charles Robert Parker

    Colonel Charles Robert Parker, Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
    View Bio

  • How U.S Army Europe are contributing to the overarching strategic goals and how CIS is critical for this
  • The critical CIS objectives and requirements of U.S Army Europe and how these are currently being achieved
  • Satisfying requirement gaps with regional collaboration
  • BwCISCOM and Europe
  • Next-generation strategic relationships and developments for CIS capabilities and requirements
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Ensuring Robust and Efficient Deployable CIS Architectures in Allied EU Missions

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler, CIS Directorate Policies and Requirements, EU Military Staff

  • An outline of the EEAS CIS Infrastructure and how this aligns with critical requirements
  • Political strategic level
  • Military strategic level
  • Operational level
  • Tactical level
  • Current systems of use and how these will enhanced or replaced to satisfy next-generation CIS requirements
  • How EUMS are enhancing interoperable effectiveness for military operations
  • 11:10 Plan MC3: An Update on the Spanish Tactical Communications Programme

    Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Martinez De Bujo Larrea

    Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Martinez De Bujo Larrea, Chief Programs Branch CIS UME, C4ISR & Space Head, Deputy General Directorate for Management Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • An update on the main goals and timelines of the MC3 programme and how these will be achieved
  • Achieve maximum efficiency operative.
  • Increased protection force
  • Secure domain information
  • Ensuring interoperability
  • Progressive and coordinated implementation of the MC3 programme and overcoming difficulties of full operational efficiency 
  • Ensuring MC3 is interoperable for the benefit of existing allied partnerships
  • Convergence with “Force Commitments” and FMN NATO concept
  • 11:40 Providing Effective and Efficient Deployable Communication Capabilities in an Allied Command

    Colonel Manfred Kutz

    Colonel Manfred Kutz, Head of J6, Multinational Corps Northeast

  • An outline of the key goals of MNC NE and how these align with the greater goals of NATO
  • How the recent NATO Warsaw summit has amended the goals of MNC NE how the J6’s contribution will help meet these goals
  • An outline of the next-generation tactical communication capabilities and how these align with future MNC NE strategic goals
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Norwegian Plans for Mobile Deployable Communications

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen, Commanding Officer, CIS Task Group, CIS Services and Operations, Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

    • CIS service provision to mobile and tactical units nationally and abroad
    • Interoperability challenges in a national or multinational environment
    • Operational requirements

    13:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can The Effectiveness Of Regional Collaboration And Interoperability Be Enhanced For The Benefit Of All

  • An outline of the current structures and programmes for regional collaboration
  • The potential challenges, implications and external factors which inhibit further regional interoperability
  • How can such problems be overcome to ensure more efficient regional interoperability
  • To what extent is regional collaboration limited due to political implications
  • Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler, CIS Directorate Policies and Requirements, EU Military Staff

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol, Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen, Commanding Officer, CIS Task Group, CIS Services and Operations, Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence

    14:10 Supporting efficient information exchange at the tactical level

    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Dr Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute

  • Challenges of tactical communications
  • International initiatives related to efficient information exchange at the tactical level
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 The Challenges of Battlefield Networking

    Peter-Paul Meiler

    Peter-Paul Meiler, Senior Research Scientist, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

  • Enhancing C4I and digittal soldier systems connectivity for more effective battlefield deployament
  • Integrating SOA (service-oriented architecture) into tactical radio networks and the constraints associated
  • Looking ahead: TNO goals and deployable communication programmes
  • 15:40 Usage Of The National Ciphered Deployable Communication Means During VJTF Deployment.

    Major Michal Wierzbinski

    Major Michal Wierzbinski, Head of J6 at NFIU, Poland, NATO

  • National law restrictions
  • Equipment compatibility
  • Usage of existing static nodes as relay points
  • Timelines - from the planning process, up to equipment deployment – with VJTF forces as a background
  • 16:10 Ensuring Cyber Secure Tactical Communication Networks for the EU Military

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Wolfgang Roehrig, Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency

  • The Value of Architectures for planning the CIS Infrastructre and their Defences for EU-led Operations
  • The Human Factor
  • Required Cyber Defence Competencies and Skills of deployed personnel;
  • On the Road to a Cyber Defence competent workfore for EU-led Operations
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Colonel Andrew McClelland

    Colonel Andrew McClelland

    Commander DISA Europe, DISA-Europe
    Colonel Charles Robert Parker

    Colonel Charles Robert Parker

    Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France
    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency

    Arnaud Vare

    Product Manager Tactical Communication, RUAG Holding AG
    Arnaud  Vare

    Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak

    Former Director of the Armament Policy Department, Polish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General (Retd) Wlodzimierz Nowak

    Chief

    Command and Control Directorate J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
    Chief

    Christian Serra

    Technical Director, a4ESSOR S.A.S
    Christian Serra

    Colonel Alfredo Corbett

    Head of J3 Divison, NATO CIS Services Agency
    Colonel Alfredo Corbett

    Colonel Andrew McClelland

    Commander DISA Europe, DISA-Europe
    Colonel Andrew McClelland

    Colonel Andrew McClelland is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned a 2LT as an Armor Officer. He has earned his Masters of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster’s University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

    His previous assignments include assistant S-3 and platoon leader, 3d Battalion(Airborne) 73d Armor Regiment, platoon leader, D company 1st Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company executive officer and Battalion logistics officer, 50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion signal officer, 3d Battalion 43d ADA Regiment and company commander 286th Signal company, 11th ADA Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas; Observer/ controller, light infantry task force training team, Operations Group, Fort Irwin, California; Small group leader and senior small group leader for the Signal Captain’s Career Course, 442d Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Brigade signal officer, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 06-08, and deputy division signal officer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Brigade operations officer, 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; C4ISR C2 Functional Services Team Leader, NATO, Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia; Battalion Commander for the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Deputy Brigade Commander, 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Network Integration Division Chief, at the Brigade Modernization Command, Fort Bliss, Texas. He is currently serving as commander of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Europe.

    Colonel McClelland’s military education includes the Armor officer basic course, Airborne school, Battalion motor officer course, the Signal officer branch qualification course, the 82d Airborne division’s advanced airborne school jumpmaster course, the Signal officer advanced course, the Combined Arms and Services staff school (CAS3), the Command and General Staff Course (CGSC), and the United States Army War College.

    His awards and decorations include the Bronze star medal; Defense Meritorious service medal, Meritorious service medal (7 awards); Army commendation medal (3 awards); Army achievement medal (3 awards); Iraqi campaign medal with 2 campaign stars; National defense service medal (2 awards); Global war on terrorism service medal; Humanitarian service medal; Army service ribbon; Overseas service ribbon; the Master parachutist badge and the British parachutist badge.

    Colonel McClelland is married to the former Kristine Walker of Farmington Hills, Michigan. They have two children, Jonathan and Kevin.

    Colonel Charles Robert Parker

    Commander of 5th Signal Command , US Army Europe
    Colonel Charles Robert Parker

    Colonel Charles "Rob" Parker is a Georgia native and graduate of North Georgia College (NGC), where he was commissioned through the Army ROTC program in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from NGC, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Unites States Army War College.

    COL Parker graduated from the Joint C4 Systems Planner's Course; the Army Basic Parachutist Course; the U.S. Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; and the Army's Northern Warfare Course.

    In 1994, 2LT Parker's first assignment was as the S-3 Training Officer for the 32nd Signal Battalion in Darmstadt, Germany. He also served as the Large Extension Node Platoon Leader and Deputy S-3 Operations Officer. He deployed his platoon in support of the Unites States Army Europe forward Command Post for Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. CPT Parker was assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, where he briefly served as the Deputy S3 Operations Officer, after which he assumed command of Charlie Company. He then served at Army Signal Command, now Network Enterprise Technology Command in Fort Huachuca, as the Secretary of the General Staff, Aide-de-Camp, and Executive Officer to the Commanding General. He then served as the S-6 Communications Officer with 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) in Fort Campbell. As a Night Stalker, he deployed on multiple occasions to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). Upon completion of Army Command and General Staff College in 2004, MAJ Parker assumed duties as the S-3 Operations Officer and later as the Executive Officer for the 59th Signal Battalion, Fort Richardson. He was then assigned to Alaskan Command and Joint Task Force -- Alaska at Elmendorf AFB, where he served as a Division Chief for Operations and Plans in the J6. LTC Parker then served as the Battalion Commander of the 59th Signal Battalion and Director, Network Enterprise Center - Alaska. He later served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the 11th Signal Brigade and deployed to OEF in 2012 in support of Task Force Signal. Following his graduation from the United States Army War College in 2014, COL Parker assumed duties as the G-6, III Armored Corps at Fort Hood. He then deployed with the Corps and served as the CJ6, CJTF-Operation INHERENT RESOLVE from September 2015 - May 2016.

    COL Parker's awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Meritorious Service Medal (Silver OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. COL Parker is a recipient of the Army Signal Regiment's Bronze Order of Mercury and has earned the German Schützenschnur badge.

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    CIS Directorate Policies and Requirements, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Head of KIXS, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Jan Van de Pol

    Colonel Manfred Kutz

    Head of J6, Multinational Corps Northeast
    Colonel Manfred Kutz

    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Head of Telecommunications Technical Branch, Ministry of Defence, France
    Colonel Michel Pardoux

    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
    Dr Joanna Sliwa

    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Dr Tim Wilkinson

    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiol

    Head of Cyber Security Laboratory, Military Communications Institute
    Lieutenant Colonel Bartosz Jasiol

    Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Martinez De Bujo Larrea

    Chief Programs Branch CIS UME, C4ISR & Space Head, Deputy General Directorate for Management Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Martinez De Bujo Larrea

    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen

    Commanding Officer, CIS Task Group, CIS Services and Operations, Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel David Henriksen

    Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx

    COMOPSLAND G6, Belgian Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Herman Hendrickx

    Major Dan Fostea

    Head of Information Systems and Communications Section, Ministry Of Defence
    Major Dan Fostea

    Major Michal Wierzbinski

    Head of J6 at NFIU, Poland, NATO
    Major Michal Wierzbinski

    Patrick Heuline

    Head of Marketing, Mobile Communication Systems , Thales Communications & Security
    Patrick Heuline

    Peter-Paul Meiler

    Senior Research Scientist, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
    Peter-Paul Meiler

    Wolfgang Roehrig

    Project Officer Cyber Defence, European Defence Agency
    Wolfgang Roehrig

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    1st February 2017
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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    International Journal of Ultra-Wideband Communications and Systems

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijuwbcs

    IJUBWCS is a scholarly, refereed and peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to disseminating technical information in the areas of ultra wideband (UWB) communications and systems across the globe.


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

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    http://www.suirg.org

    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


    International Journal of Smart Grid and Green Communications

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijsggc

    Smart grid and green communications (SGGC) focus on promoting new ideas that support the development of computing and communication systems. Smart grids are expected to meet the challenges of demand and supply of power, energy management and secure communications. SGGC bring data communications and utility systems together to establish effective energy delivery networks with a focus on enabling new products, services and technologies. IJSGGC highlights cutting-edge research and development of new strategies, techniques and technologies for developing smart grid systems.


    Global Military Communications

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    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Armada International

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    http://www.armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijidss

    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.


    Homeland Security

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    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/epaper-gs.html


    Airforce Technologies

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    http://www.Airforce-technology.com

    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.


    Wojsko i Technika

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    http://zbiam.pl/nasze-wydawnictwa/wojsko-i-technika/

    This is a professionally edited magazine which focuses on the most important problems of the Polish military, security and defence industry. Much attention is paid on the current political and military situation in the region, new models of armament and military equipment, weaponry exhibitions, current tenders and laid contracts.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    http://www.armedforces.co.uk

    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


    Aviation News

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    http://www.aviation-news.co.uk/

    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    International Journal of Security and Networks

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijsn

    IJSN proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of network security related issues.


    Army Technology

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    http://www.army-technology.com

    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    Naval Technology

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    http://www.naval-technology.com

    Naval-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on technology in the defence industry, covering projects, trends, products, services and more in the naval sector. With a team of journalists situated around the world, naval-technology.com, along with sister sites www.army-technology.com and www.airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important space. This is combined with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of naval equipment suppliers and their products, free white paper downloads and company press releases, making naval-technology.com the key point of reference for the naval sector.


    Northern Sky Research

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    http://www.nsr.com

    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.


    FAM Fuerzas Militares

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    http://www.fuerzasmilitares.com/

    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM


    EIN News

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    http://www.einnews.com

    EIN News is the world leader in industry focused online news monitoring. Thousands of leading companies, institutions and global professionals from business, industry, and government rely on EIN News as an indispensable resource. Our systems continuously scan the web, indexing news from thousands of worldwide sources. The news you need is then organized by advanced software systems managed by a team of professional news editors. Everything we do is focused on streamlining your news searches and research in order to save you time and money.


    Inderscience Publishers

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    http://www.inderscience.com

    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    AFCEA

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    http://http://www.afcea.org/site/

    AFCEA is a professional association that connects innovative people, great ideas and vital solutions to advance global security. We do that by developing networking and educational opportunities and providing them in an ethical forum. This enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology and strategy to meet the needs of those who serve.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


    Military Systems and Technology

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    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is an on-line resource for the International Military Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a major platform for communication between buyers and sellers. It profiles the very latest Military Systems and Technology from Defence Companies around the Globe. Also listing up and coming Military Exhibitions and Events.


    Australian Security Magazine

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    http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/

    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.


    Copybook - Military

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    http://www.copybook.com/military

    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

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    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.


    Mobilecomms-technology.com

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    http://www.mobilecomms-technology.com

    Our mission is to provide senior executives, decision-makers and business communities throughout the world with valued information and services, by communicating industry developments, offering informed opinion and promoting our customers' products and services.


    Epicos

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    http://www.Epicos.com

    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    Airport-technology.com

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    http://www.airport-technology.com/

    Airport-technology.com is the only site focused on bringing you the latest news about airport projects, trends, products and services for the airport sector. Covering everything from new construction projects to rules, regulations and technology innovations, airport-technology.com, with its team of journalists around the world, delivers the objective coverage required by C-level executives and other decision makers to keep abreast of the industry.


    Crisis Response Journal

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    http://www.crisis-response.com/

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Aerospace Technology

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    http://www.aerospace-technology.com/



    International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijaacs

    IJAACS addresses foundational, engineering and technological aspects of communications systems exhibiting emergent/adaptive behaviour, based on sound theoretical models such as bio-inspired, natural computing, game theory and economic models. IJAACS spans complexity, self-adaptation, autonomic communication, ambient intelligence, multi-agent systems. Many current communication systems/infrastructures are decentralised, pervasive and composed of a large number of autonomous entities, with adaptation a key feature of the system's behaviour. Such systems also involve a social dimension, characteristics similar to those in self-organising systems seen in nature.


    Satnews Publishers

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    http://www.satnews.com

    Satnews Publishers is a leader in the delivery of timely and accurate news and data for the commercial and military satellite industries. Satnews publications include Satnews Daily, Weekly, Mobile, SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine. Our data products include the International Satellite Directory and SatFinder, both industry standard tools. Visit: www.satnews.com.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    Defence and Security Alert

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    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



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    International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing

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    The realisation of wireless connectivity is bringing fundamental changes to telecommunications and computing and profoundly affects the way we compute, communicate and interact. It provides fully distributed and ubiquitous mobile computing and communications, thus bringing an end to the tyranny of geography. IJWMC addresses the state-of-the-art of all aspects of wireless communications and mobile computing.


    Asian Military Review

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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