Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, is NATO’s Warfare Development Command and a leading agent of Alliance innovation.
Multi-Domain Operations: The NATO Perspective
Today, NATO’s focus is not only towards threats emanating from the Maritime, Land and Air domains, but also on defending the Alliance across the Space and Cyberspace domains. Transforming to a Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) approach, in which the Alliance synchronizes capabilities across all 5 operational domains to achieve military objectives, will enhance deterrence and ensure NATO maintains a warfighting advantage over its adversaries. Join us for a discussion on MDO with Lt. General Dave Julazadeh, Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development at Allied Command Transformation.
Alliance Warfare Development Conference: Better Today, Stronger Tomorrow
From December 6th-8th, 2022, Allied Command Transformation hosted the Alliance Warfare Development Conference (AWDC) for more than 150 guests from 34 Allied and partner nations, including senior leadership from NATO commands. Today, Head of Strategic Issues and Engagements in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate at ACT, Dr. Vlasta Zekulic, joins us to discuss AWDC and its role in advancing the conversation regarding key trends and topics vital to NATO transformation.
Strategic Foresight: Trends and Adjacent Futures
In 2023, ACT’s Strategic Foresight Branch will publish a new Strategic Foresight Analysis that is designed to inform NATO’s long-term policy and capability development priorities. Strategic Foresight branch head Dr. Gergely Nemeth joins us for a discussion on current trends, trajectories, and underlying dynamics that could shape the future security environment.
Centers of Excellence: NATO’s Capacity Multipliers
With specialized subject matter expertise, NATO accredited Centers of Excellence (COEs) distribute their in-depth knowledge through concept development, training, doctrine, and lessons learned. Today, NATO benefits from 28 accredited COEs and will soon welcome two more: the NATO space COE and another COE focused on climate change security. In this episode, Rasa Pazarauskiene, ACT Staff Officer for COE Program Development Directorate, discusses COEs and their value to the Alliance as capacity multipliers.
NATO Digital Transformation
In Fall 2022, a vision for NATO Digital Transformation was endorsed by the Allied Defence Ministers to support Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). Today, we’re joined today by Mr. JR Couture, a digital evangelist at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, to discuss the processes, policies, and procedures of Digital Transformation that will enhance connectivity for the Alliance between domains, commands, and nations.
Accession and Military Integration: Finland and Sweden
On July 5th, 2022, Finland and Sweden formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments for NATO membership. Join ACT Staff Officer Bruce Hutchison for a conversation about the accession and military integration processes currently underway for both countries as they join the Alliance.