Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence Newsletter

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Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence Newsletter
VaÅ¡íčková, Pavlína, 1980-
Skácelová, Pavla, 1979-
Å ír, Miloslav, 1951-
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ContentVykov Town Test of modelling and simu lation tools Organizational Structure of the JCBRN Defence COE The JCBRN Defence COE Mission and Tasks Gaining Leadership Role in NATOs Concept Deve lopment JCBRN Defence COE as International Military Orga nization JCBRN Defence COE Pro gramme of work for 2010 JCBRN Defence COE Course s Content Interviev with Former COE Director COE to Continue the NRF COE Expansion COEs Achievements MIO Experiment TEED Trains Responders and Evaluators COE Engagement in NATO Publications Development Security Aspects in COE2/2011


Dear Reader,I would like to introduce the third issue of the JCBRN Defence COE Newsletter. This is a special edition and deals with the history of the JCBRN Defence COE on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the establishment. for any new organisation. In this time it is necessary to set up the organisation, arrange all agreements with sponsoring nations, supported and supporting organisations, establish the procedures for the new entity, and as an international organisation develop team building, internal training. The new organisation needed infrastructure and a CIS, which created daily of the newsletter deals with that pioneer period. Allow me to use this occasion to thank the Nations, Organisations and Individuals who have supported the establishment and successful operation of the JCBRN Defence COE. The second part is once again covering some hot topics within CBRN Defence that we are facing. I would like to focus your attention on two of those. Firstly, Maritime Interdiction Operation experimentation. The JCBRN Defence COE together with the Military Institute of Protection provided a Regional Radiological Reach-Back Centre. The main task was to provide remote gamma spectroscopy analysis and radiological advice for Concept. Secondly, the COE organised courses. Even though the COE is NOT a training centre; the JCBRN Defence COE offers a few training opportunities that are not covered by other organisations. We delivered a First Responders Trainers Course, where we had multinational participants and lecturers, civil and military, from NATO and partner countries. This course emphasizes the implementation of CEPC Non-Binding Guidelines on First responders training needs in case of a CBRN event. The course is a practical materialisation of the enhanced Civil-Military partner involvement. The CBRN Unit Evaluator Course, unique in its nature, provided deeper knowledge for the participants and I hope supported them in preparing their nations specialised CBRN capabilities to be offered for the upcoming rotations of the Combined Joint CBRN Task Force. I would like to encourage you to comment on the articles and to share your views on different topics of CBRN Defence. It is hoped that this Newsletter will be used to share information and opinions as well as providing a forum for discussion. Sincerely yours, Colonel Jnos Zelenk HUN A JCBRN Defence COE Deputy Director


Colonel ret. Radomr MIKEBorn: 22 July 1960 Czech Republic Married, 2 children 2000 2001 Deputy Chief of Chemical Corps, Army of the Czech Republic 2001 2003 Chief of Chemical Corps, Army of the Czech Republic Jan 2003 Jun 2003 Deputy Commander, CZ CBRN Battalion in Kuwait 2003 2004 Chief of Specialized Forces Department, Joint Force Command 2004 Jun 2006 Commander of National NBC Defence Centre, Military Academy in Vykov 2006 March 2008 Director of the Joint CBRN Defence COE 2008 Research and Development Worker VOP-026 Sternberk, s.p., divize VTUO Brno our international military body. Could you specify how the idea of COEs was developed? It is necessary to see this event in the context of other historical affairs. In the nineties of the previous century, former communist countries were transforming themselves into modern democratic economies and searching for some security pledges. At the same time NATO, which had lost its natural opponent Warsaw Pact Interview with the Former COE Directorwas reassuming its goals and missions. In parallel the global terrorists activities were increasing, we can mention the sarin strike in Tokyo and other deeds topped with 11th September 2001. These declaration from the NATO summit held in Washington, April 1999, where the new strategic conception was approved. Prior to the Washington summit, three transforming post-communist countries Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined the Alliance and naturally wanted to contribute to the allies effort. As a result there was a NATO summit organized in Prague 2002, where the idea of national specialization was introduced. Later on, in 2003, the concept of specialized centers (current Centers of Excellence) was implemented into this strategy. And what about you, what were you responsible for at that time? At that time, I was deployed to Kuwait, where the Czech contingent supported allied forces engaged in the Enduring Freedom campaign. I can still remember this hectic time full of changes. We had been providing CBRN defence countermeasures for NATO units whilst the Czech Armed Forces were in the middle of transformation process. The future career of many Czech soldiers was not clear and we were negotiating and specifying our follow-on posts remotely via fax and other means of communication. So you were appointed COE director via fax, am I right? No, I came to the COE in 2004. After I came back from Kuwait, I was appointed to the 5th HQ of Specialized Forces, but it lasted just a few weeks and I was reappointed to newly established Joint Forces HQ in Olomouc. I had been serving there for more than one year, meanwhile the COP CHV (the training center of the chemical corps), what was the national forerunner of the current JCBRN Defence COE, was established in Vykov. And when did you become COE Director? It was in 2004. The Military Academy commander was searching for the new centers director, therefore I decided to apply for this position. The Military Academy commander ? Yes, the center was subordinated to the Military Academy at that time. As I already mentioned, the center was established as a national body. So, and what was the main challenge for you when you came to Vykov? There were several challenges, or rather a lot of them. First, I had to study a lot of documents, because the approach Alliances one. Simply, NATO had made several steps ahead before..... Im sorry for interrupting you Mr. Mike, but what were these differences about? The Czech approach was to build training centers whilst NATO wanted the advisory body with experienced personnel. I read out piles of documents and then I proposed changes to the Czech Ministry of Defence. And ? The response was a bit ambivalent, but everything has changed after the ACT visit, I had invited to the Czech Republic. You should take into account we were building something new, what nobody had been familiar with. Eventually the conception, developed by me and my colleagues, had been approved and in autumn 2007 we were accredited as an international military organization. I would like to appreciate the approach of several persons I wouldnt have been able to accomplish this accreditation without. Especially I want to name general Halaka


Directorate, LTC Borek, captains Bain, advisor Mr. Hbl. Im memorizing the high who wasnt afraid to communicate with our superiors and sometimes even called directly to generals. I dont want to forget even a helpful hand given to us by Mr. Andrejsek from the Ministry of Defence as well as contributions of other personnel from both the Ministry of Defence as well as from General Staff. Furthermore, I remember support of international environment we really needed that time. Thus I want to name Mr. Kmper and Mr. Widders, Mr. Schott, Mr. Schiff and Mr. Tinker from ACT and the CUBIC advisor Mr. Buchannan. Can you tell me what the main challenge was when struggling to achieve accreditation? and recruit appropriately educated, experienced and skilled personnel. I can memorize there were only four people with to the COE. Personnel and suitable manning to positions are always the most important tasks of any commander, especially when building a new body. Moreover, I had to overcome this contradiction between the NATO and the Czech MoD approaches. Whilst the national training center needed lower ranks, mainly NCOs, the advisory center required by the alliance needed the balance of several skilled NCOs and appropriate number of experienced senior And what about new building you were supposed to ensure? It must have also been a challenge, am I right? Exactly, it was a great challenge, but I wouldnt compare it to personnel recruitment. You are right that it wasnt simple to deal with such issues, which were far away from CBRN business I was experienced in. Perhaps I should mention he has been facing some other problems, which practically everybody is familiar with. Anyway, three years ago you retired from the military. Can you tell me what your current job is? Now I am employee of the Military Technical Institute of Protection, what is the division subordinated to the state enterprise VOP 026 ternberk. I work the live agent training facility, well-known as the Stone Cottage. I like this job and it as well as to other NATO forces. Is there anything you would like to wish to either the COE or to the Czech military? Of course, I want to wish the COE the best personnel both professionally and humanly. The JCBRN Defence COE should be backed by all NATO countries, especially by host nation. All Czech positions should be comparable to foreign positions in the frame of NATO, thus it ought to be an honor to work there. Hopefully, there is even a good collaborative environment capable of supporting COE in its effort and perhaps even promote the role, which the center is playing in NATO. Furthermore I think that the Czech Republic should reinforce its position to the Republic itself and to the center, too. So Mr. Mike I would like to wish a nice summer to you. By the way, were you already somewhere for holiday? Thats a nice question, because I am taking my leave from tomorrow. Im going to spend several days at home and then I will set out somewhere with my family. with my wife and sons. Enjoy your holiday Mr. Mike and thanks for the interview you gave to us. You are welcome; it is always pleasure to talk to anybody from the COE. Author: LTC Martin Pea (CZE)


Nearly four years have elapsed since the Joiner), when the JCBRN Defence COE the former Training Exercise & Education Department (TEED) member CPT Peter Koka (SVK) contributed to the Incident Development Workshop and the MEL/MIL scripting with the CBRN related incidents at the JWC Stavanger. Ever since then, the Steadfast Exercises support has been COE Program of Work (POW) and the TEED members continuously attend the diverse exercise phases, with the aim of improving allied performances and the CBRN Defense capabilities. As Operational command of the NRF currently alternates amongst NATOs Joint Force Commands in Brunssum, Naples, and Lisbon the Steadfast exercise is held biannually and is designed to serve as a The JCBRN Defence COE faces more and more challenges every year since its establishment. One of the biggest achievements in its short history is to attract new NATO countries, which would be interested in COE projects and would like to share the CBRN knowledge in a way to support the Alliance transformation process. After Poland and Hungary, the United States of America joined the JCBRN Defence COE. The 16 June 2011 will be long remembered as an important day in the history of JCBRN Defence COE, for it was on that day that the United States of America COE to Continue the NRF COE Expansionfor the respective NRF rotation. For this reason, the TEED is requested to support the MEL/MIL events twice per year with one or two professionals. Due to the permanent lack of human resources in the TEED on one hand, and the variety of the concurrent NATO CBRN events participations on the other, the TEED SMEs are required to alternate in the scripting positions. Nowadays, practically each TEED member has gone through the MEL/MIL scripting events and has had enough experience to support the exercise with the wide-ranging CBRN play, which engages not only the CBRN training audience, but also all the staff echelons at JHQ. In addition, during the exercise execution phase, the TEED member is present at the JWC Stavanger EXCON as a CBRN Advisor Trainer, also arranging injects in the dynamic scripting. Besides the MEL/MIL support, the TEED augments the JWC training teams with observer trainer for the MN CBRN Battalion and the CBRN JAT ensures that all CBRN exercise joined the JCBRN Defence COE. The number of Sponsoring Nations, which have decided to support NATOs transformation process in the CBRN area, has now increased (once again) from ten to eleven. The addition of an eleventh member to the Centre only serves to strengthen the Centres commitment to NATO. The Signing Ceremony took place in Brussels, where all Military Representatives of the current Sponsoring Nations and the Allied Command Transformation representative signed the Notes of Joining for the Operation and Functional Relationship MOU. training objectives are met and to collect observation for the follow-on analysis and generalization. Finally, it may be helpful to outline a way ahead in order to enhance the JCBRN exercises. The introduction of the COE Modeling and Simulation asset (M&S) will be essential for the next Steadfast exercise scenario, to produce maps and databases of toxic industrial sites for the exercise country books and to directly provide the MEL/MIL scripting period with the M&S Reach Back. Such a range of capacities JCBRN Defence COE to NATO exercises. Author: LTC Jaroslav Borek (CZE) The Centre welcomed the newly appointed Col Randy Lee Smith as the Chief of Staff of the JCBRN Defence COE at the end of August. The COE hopes that the number of Sponsoring Nations will keep increasing and that the COE remains open to new partners. Author: CPT Ilona Bain (CZE)


2006MOUs Signing Ceremony 26 October 2006 Norfolk, Virginia Eight NATO nations and NATOs strategic commander for transformation signed the Functional Relationship and Operation Memorandum of Understanding at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. The Czech Republic Army Colonel Radomr Mike Defence COE.2007Accredation and Activation 31 July 2007, JCBRN Defence COE was accredited and activated as NATO Military Body by the North Atlantic Military Organisation was established on the territory of the Czech Republic. Opening Ceremony 22 November 2007 Vykov, Czech Republic JCBRN Defence COE as an International Military Organisation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army and other important guests representing the Sponsoring Nations to JCBRN Defence COE. SIBA Course course Terrain Epidemiology Sampling (SIBA) Course at the Biological Defence Area Boletice. 2008New Director Appointed as new Director of the JCBRN Defence COE. Doctrine and Terminology Panel Chairmanship 18 June 2008 Oslo, Norway the JCBRN Defence COE took over the chairmanship of NATO Doctrine and Terminology Panel custodianship of ATP 3.8. Poland Joined the COE 16 September 2008 Vykov, Czech Republic All participant representatives, along with the Polish representative, signed the Note of Joining to the Operation Memorandum of Understanding. JCBRN Defence COEs Achievements in the First Five Years 2009 CBRN JAT NRF 13 The JCBRN Defence COE provided permanent staff for the CBRN Joint Assessment Team for NRF-13. The team exercise STEADFAST JUNCTURE 2009 and successfully accomplished its mission during NRF 13 Stand-by period. 1st COE Ad-hoc Coordination Meeting 31 March 1 April 2009 Vykov, Coordination Meeting was held at the JCBRN Defence COE, Vykov. The meeting was focused on COE Involvement in NRF and NATO Operations and the Legal Aspects of COEs Involvement, COE Representation in NATO Working Group, Lesson Learned Process. Czech TRADOC MOU Signing Ceremony 24 August 2009 Vykov, Czech Republic the Memorandum of Understanding between JCBRN Defence COE and Czech TRADOC in Vykov was signed. Hungary Joined the COE 15 September 2009 Vykov, Czech Republic Hungarian representative, together with representatives of Sponsoring Nations, signed the Note of Joining to Operation Memorandum of Understanding and Note of Joining to Functional Relationship Memorandum of Understanding. Lesson Learned Conference 15 16 October 2009 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE hosted a conference to discuss Support to NRF and Lessons Learned. The conference aimed to share experiences from the JCBRN Defence COEs contribution to the NRF and use other COEs with their support to NATO Deployable Operations.2010 Czech MoD Technical Agreement Signed 22 February 2010 Prague, Czech Republic the Technical Agreement (TA) between the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and the JCBRN Defence COE conditions for military training provided by (for) the JCBRN Defence COE Personnel on the territory of the Czech Republic.


JCBRN Defence COEs Achievements in the First Five Years Technical University of Ostrava MOU 31 March 2010 Ostrava, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE and VB Technical University of Ostrava Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed. Functional MOU Signed 16 April 2010 Norfolk, Virginia ACT Chief of Staff signed the Hungarian and Polish Note of Joining for Functional Relationship MOU. CBRNE Aspects in DAT Conference 12 -14 October 2010 Brno, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE organized an international conference focusing on CBRNE Aspects in Defence against Terrorism. CBRN First Responders Trainers Course 8 12 November 2010 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE organized CBRN First Response Course. The event was held under the NATO Civil Emergency Planning and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) patronage and set a pre-requisite for opportunity to launch one of the EAPC training centers as a part of the EAPC network, by the JCBRN Defence COE. Rome TOR VERGATA MOU 19 November 2010 Roma, Italy the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the JCBRN Defence COE and University of Rome TOR VERGATA was signed. Zrnyi Mikls National Defence University of Budapest MOU 26 November 2010 Budapest, Hungary the JCBRN Defence COE and Zrnyi Mikls National Defence University of Budapest the Memorandum of Understanding was signed. JPAWS Custodianship 1 December 2010 Winterbourne Gunner, United Kingdom the JCBRN Defence COE took over the Joint Priority Assessment and Work Schedule (JPAWS) custodianship.2011WMD Forensics Conference 2 to 4 February 2011 Prague, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE supported an international WMD Forensics Conference. The conference was organized under the umbrella of Mr. Guy B. Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy, NATO HQ, Brussels. The MSG-049 Meeting 1 4 February 2011 Vykov, Czech Republic the meeting of the MSG-049 on M&S System for Emergency Response Planning and Training was held at the JCBRN Defence COE. Workshop for Directors and Experts of Training Centres 11 12 January 2011 Prague, Czech Republic the COE arranged the second Workshop for Directors and Experts of Training Centers. Periodic Assessment 23 March 2011 Vykov, Czech Republic ACT performed the required periodic JCBRN Defence COE continues to meet the accreditation requirements. 6th CBRN IMS Meeting 7 10 March 2011 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE hosted the 6th CBRN International Military Staff (IMS) meeting and supported the IMS participants with scenario simulation. Pilot CBRN Units Evaluators Course 2011 4 8 April 201 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE organized Course. CBRN Intelligence Workshop 10 11 May 2011 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE prepared a workshop on CBRN Intelligence, which followed the successful conclusion of the initial CBRN Intelligence Analyst. USA Joined the COE 16 June 2011 Brussels, Belgium all Military Representatives of the current Sponsoring Nations and the Allied Command Transformation representative signed the Notes of Joining for the Operation and Functional Relationship MOU. United States of America joined the JCBRN Defence COE. CBRN First Responders Trainers Course 20 24 June 2011 Vykov, Czech Republic the JCBRN Defence COE hosted the second iteration of the CBRN First Responders Trainers Course. Author: CPT Ilona Bain (CZE)


The JCBRN Defence COE participated in the Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) Experiment, organised by the US Naval Postgraduate School. The expected role of the JCBRN Defence COE was to incorporate a Reach Back and Fusion dimension into the MIO Experiment. This experiment involved other NATO and national co-operating institutions, which were: US Lawrence Livermore National laboratory (LLNL) NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation and Training Centre, Crete, Greece (NMIOTC) Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) University of Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany (UoB). In the week following 6 June 2011, the team merged from Subject Matter Experts devoted its prowess to the entire result of the experiment. Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Labak, Major Karel Vydra, Captain Richard Hanak and Warrant Defence COE were reinforced by other specialists: (1) Ing. Jaroslav Kare, Ing. Ota Fiera, Ph.D. from the Technical Institute of Protection in Brno, The Czech Republic; (2) Commander John Looney from the US Naval Postgraduate School, The USA; (3) Ms. Christine van Burken from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The run of the Maritime Interdiction Operation Experiment has extended MIO Experiment multiple-way multimedia communication to interconnect detection teams with an operations centre and with advisory teams in different national and NATO bodies; the second idea expressed transformation of data sent (from detecting the radiologicals on the ships and boats) into meaningful advice and guidelines. In this experiment specialists from the Technical Institute of Protection in Brno had a role to determine the presence of radioisotopes detected, from the JCBRN Defence COE made a partial conclusion for reports containing subsequent measures for detection and consequence management. The team used the ad-hoc network environment to publish its information for use by the Operation Centre and the detecting teams. LTC Adolf Labak was responsible for the Lesson Learned Process. The Team of Experts operated from the JCBRN Defence COE for four days, from 7 to 10 June. The COE modelling and simulation hardware tools created an excellent background for the successful mission of this team. We observed that the use of modelling and simulation HW/SW tools in such kind of experiments is useful and possible. The lessons learned process has shown area sticks organisational issues and phasing the experiment (pre-experiment, running, post-experiment, which standards could/should be kept/held); secondly, the area involved the experts experience and requirements (information, data and knowledge: calibration data, background data, information on instruments used, knowledge on personnel experience level, etc.) and the third area dealt from the practical testing of the CBRN Reach Back and Fusion. It will the responsibility and implementing the issue into the daily routine of JCBRN Defence COE. In any case, the role of JCBRN Defence COE was appreciated by experiment leaders in the after action review session. The teams performance was effective in accomplishing the planned mission. This type of experiment shows evolutionary the new concepts for CBRN Defence. The extent of exchanged information overlaps message formatting used for warning and reporting, in accordance with NATO publications. The MIO experiment is a good resource for development of the CBRN Information Management related issues. New experience and a new dimension for the JCBRN Defence COE tasks were introduced. Participation in the Maritime Interdiction Operation is one of the keystone activities of the JCBRN Defence COE programs and projects.Author: MAJ Karel Vydra (CZE)


COE educational activities, the two courses were organized by the TEED CBRN Units Evaluators Course 2011 was accomplished from 4-8 April 2011 as a Pilot Course, while the First Responders Trainers Course (FRTC) was held as the second iteration from 20-24 June 2011. The Units Evaluators Course was attended by 11 students, from 9 NATO nations (CZK, FRA, DEU, GBR GRC, ITA, SVK, SVN and USA). The course credibility was ensured by experienced and respected lecturers from SHAPE, NATO WMD Centre and from other NATO headquarters. The course was an advanced extension of the CREVAL course, with the aim of providing CBRN SMEs more information for the evaluation of the CBRN Units. Among other topics, the NATO Capability statement and CBRN Capability package were addressed during the course. TEED Trains Responders and Evaluators section work and practical exercises. Relating to the FRTC, 16 attendees from 13 countries (AUS, AUT, BIH, BLR, BUL, CHE, GRC, GEO, HUN, LUX, NLD, TUR, POL) participated in the course. The event was held under the NATO Civil Emergency Planning and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) patronage and set a precondition for the opportunity to launch one of the EAPC training centers as a part of the EAPC network, by the JCBRN Defence COE. Besides the JCBRN Defence COE Staff, a number of the guest speakers from the collaborative institutions and universities [Akademie fr Krisenmanagement, Notfallplanung und Zivilschutz Ahrweiler (DEU), Technical University Ostrava (CZE), Population protection Institute Fire Department (GBR), CMC Kuopio (FIN)] signifantly contributed to the Course Training Program that is based on the International CBRN Training Curriculum for First Responders. The main aim was to increase the value of the response to interoperability. At the same time as the Course was run, the Non-Binding Guidelines Working Group (NBGWG) regular meeting was held at the JCBRN Defence COE, where a variety of aspects related to the standards agenda. In addition, the members of the meeting acted as lecturers on the Course that assisted in establishing relations between the NBGWG and the COE education environment. Author: LTC Jaroslav Borek (CZE) The JCBRN Defence COE in its POW for 2011 and 2012, received the task to support the development of CBRN related doctrines and terminology as the one of top priorities. JCBRN Defence COE carry out this task at many levels, including active participation in the Merged CBRN Working Group and Joint Capability Group on CBRN (Merged Group) meetings and also Allied Joint Operational Doctrines Working Group meetings, as well as providing Chairmanship to the Doctrine and Terminology Panel and Custodianship of two essential CBRN doctrines AJP-3.8(A) (Allied Joint Doctrine for CBRN Defence) and ATP-3.8.1 Vol. I (CBRN Defence on during the last DTP meeting in Italy and harmonized via AJOD WG forum and it participation in AJOD WG, JCBRN Defence COE became a permanent liaison element, representing the CBRN Community on this essential forum, which is ensuring the coherence between Doctrine, Policy and of harmonization requirements and considering doctrine updates and COE Engagement in NATO Publications Developmentdevelopment. This link also allows the Merged Group to receive updates on the current scope of the AJOD WG and affords the opportunity to ensure coherence of CBRN content in the AJPs. The responsibility of monitoring essential AJPs and their CBRN content is becoming COEs responsibility, and DTP will be the main discussion forum for this topic. The panel meets twice a year and its main responsibility is to keep all important CBRN doctrines and terminology in line with the NATO level 1 general and CBRN defence policy and concepts. Another change, which occurred recently, is the way in how to deal with terminology issues. in the Terminology Tracking Forms (TTF) and reviewed separately; afterwards, they are posted on the ONTC forum for Nations agreed terms will be included in the NATO terminology database. DTP also agreed that the US Custodian will prepare and provide a timely valid glossary be posted on the NSA webpage until the new Database is updated and can be used. What is important to mention is the support DTP received during the last DTP meeting from the ONTC terminology coordinator Mr. Folkert Zjilstra, which lead to the agreement of the DTP HODs, that the ONTC representative should be a permanent representative in the next DTP meetings in order to support the work on CBRN related terminology. The next meeting is planned to be held from 17 to 20 October 2011, in Brno, and the JCBRN Defence COE will host this meeting. Main objectives for the autumn DTP meeting include review of the SD1 of the ATP-3.8.1 vol. II (Specialist NBC Defence capabilities) and review of the remaining Terminology Tracking Forms (concerning the terminology from AAP21). The JCBRN Defence COE wishes all participants a very fruitful meeting in the good working environment in Brno. Author: LTC Marek Podpora (POL)


The JCBRN Defence COE (COE) as an accredited International Military Organization having access to NATO Information, is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate basic principles and minimum standards are being applied within its own area and are in compliance with NATO Security Policy represented by C-M(2002)49. This policy constitutes the so-called general framework required for the achievement of common NATO Security standards being vital and mandatory for all NATO member nations including NATO Civilian, Military Bodies and Organizations. This commitment has been approved by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and based on the socalled Security Agreement accepted by the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with the respect to its treaty signed in Washington on 4th April, 1949. In addition to that, another detailed guide covering the security of NATO information is the ACO Security Directive marked as AD 70-1 having a close attachment to C-M(2002)49. The AD 70-1 aims primarily at all organizations within ACO structure and can be also applied generally within COEs as a manual showing how to implement security aspects in their own COE area of responsibility. The general framework for security of NATO information is to embrace personnel, document, physical, INFOSEC (management) and Industrial security. The main commitment is to safeguard and protect all NATO information against and availability that can be potentially jeopardized by any negative impacts of serious security failure arisen inside or outside the NATO area. Pursuant to this main approach towards security of NATO information, the respective System Security of NATO information has been set up within the COE area. All appropriate security requirements have been met in their overall Practically, that stands for this system as a security process within COE area is usually initiated by the proper selection of personnel being eligible and authorized to protect any NATO information to that they are to be granted access. Each person that is to occupy any COE position has to meet all prescribed and relevant security requirements like for e.g. possession of the respective NATO Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) issued by the National Security Authority (NSA) of the relevant NATO country. In addition to that, the socalled Need To Know principle is to be Security Aspects in COEassured in any case without any reference to rank, function or individual will. Thus, this principle is usually done by appointment of personnel to unoccupied COE positions or eventually, their involvement in any COE projects, works or certain assignments for that the particular access to NATO Information is required. However, those COE personnel have to undergo the required and appropriate security trainings prior to being granted access to NATO information. As far as such training is concerned, they have to be aware about their responsibilities towards safeguarding NATO information and also about the potential consequences or implications that can arise if any serious security violation occurs. Naturally, COE personnel, as authorized personnel, are being exposed to such security training throughout their tenure at the COE area as a process of permanent security awareness. The proper scope of lessons within running security training refers they are constantly updated on the current situation within security of information or possibly to any problematic security issues. Despite the fact, the largest portion of responsibility being taken by COE personnel towards security of NATO information pertains to Personnel Security, Physical Security that has been designed within COE area to prevent NATO information used to create certain frictional surface at the beginning of COE establishment, between Framework Nation (FM) (host nation) and NATO Security requirements. The critical point used to be seen in the mixture of legal aspects of host nation (HN) as FM and NATO security directions concerning not only Physical, but also Personnel, Document and INFOSEC Security. That also it used to be perceived within COE area with certain embarrassment for COE personnel working there due to the strict security measures being applied. On the basis of this misunderstanding of implementation of proper security measures within COE area, many discussions were carried out with NATO Security Authorities to straighten this distorted area towards its NATO Security rules. Regardless, that HN as a NATO member has implemented and applied common NATO Security Policy within their legal frameworks covering handling NATO information, there must be looking to the COE organization only with the view of NATO Security Policy, not by the view of the HN. No application and enforcement of HN laws and directives concerning security of information is to be applied on COE personnel handling only NATO information. The main prerequisite required for this interpretation of application of NATO Security Policy is the fact that the COE as an International Military Organization and NATO Military Body is handling only NATO information. In conclusion, with the respect to previous perception of NATO Security Policy application inside the COE area, the responsibility of Security Oversight of Centres of Excellences (COEs) was transferred to the respective NSA in 2009 to maintain an appropriate understanding of the security measures applied within information. Practically, COEs remain under the ultimate responsibility of the of Security (NOS) intends to include those accredited as NATO COEs in the regular security inspection of the respective NATO country. This overall act has been acknowledged by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) upon request by the Military Committee and accepted by NSA and COEs including JCBRN Defence COE. Autor: MAJ Petr kopec (CZE)


US Ambassador Norman L. Eisen May 2011Spring Steering Committee Meeting April 2011 COE EOD Visit July 2011 CBRN First Responders Trainers Course June 2011 6th CBRN IMS Meeting March 2011 4th Anniversary JCBRN Defence COE October 2010 Ambassador Jacek Bylica October 2010 Czech Minister of Defence Mr. Alexandr Vondra March 2011