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Accession Number ADA584337
Title Concept Development and Experimentation Policy and Process: How Analysis Provides Rigour.
Publication Date Apr 2010
Media Count 18p
Personal Author H. Nijs
Abstract NATO's Military Committee has recently approved the MC-0583 Policy for NATO Concept Development and Experimentation (CD and E). The policy aims to set out the role of CD and E in support of the Alliances transformational goals, to clarify responsibilities of the various actors, and to provide a robust basis for defining a detailed CD and E process within NATO. It describes the nature of NATOs CD and E as a tool for adapting the Alliance to future challenges, its position within NATO capability development and the relationships with other related processes. CD and E is one of the tools that drive NATOs transformation by enabling the structured development of creative and innovative ideas into viable solutions for capability development. Capability development covers strategic analysis, identification of capability requirements, solution identification and solution implementation. Capability requirements may result from the assessments of potential future requirements, medium term defence planning requirements, lessons learned or urgent operational requirements. In finding conceptual solutions to capability shortfalls and gaps that were identified in other processes, CD and E plays an important role, but also CD and E contributes to capability development through the introduction of previously unknown capabilities that result from new ideas, out of the box thinking or simply Research and Technology endeavours. The role of Analysis in the CD and E process is obvious. Analysis can determine in an early stage the stakeholders interests in the concept and their expectations, the operational value and the feasibility of the concept, and determine possible venues for development by addressing operational validity and effectiveness through modelling. Analysis supports the conduct of experiments through a proper formulation of hypotheses and expectations to ensure that the outcomes of experiments inform the concept development.
Keywords Cd and e(Concept development and experimentation)
Concept maturity
Military capabilities
Military planning
Operational analysis
Solution identification
Strategic analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
72E - Operations Research
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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