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During TIDESprint 2021/1, The NATO C2COE took part in the second day track concerning Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2). MDC2 aims to fully implement tactical and operational interoperability between the traditional military domains (land, sea and air) and newly declared domains cyber and space), because modern warfare does not respect traditional borders of military domains. MDC2 embraces a holistic approach to modern warfare, harmonising all military domains is to successfully tackling emergent security challenges

During our presentation we talked about a couple of projects and publications namely:

  • Our definition of Multi-Domain Command and Control, of which a report will be published in the near future.
  • Multi-Domain C2 Demonstrator: To cope with these challenges, the recently developed ‘MDO C2 Demonstrator’ platform is set to ignite and continuously support a discussion to bridge the gap in C2 between technology and operators, the tactical and operational level, and academia and the military with their applied and tacit knowledge. More information:
  • Study: Future of the Command Post part 1: The purpose of this study is to outline the required operational capabilities of the future Operational-level Command Post and to identify enabling technologies that will make implementation of these requirements possible. More information:
  • Study: Future of the Command Post part 2: This part of the study is looking at the human perspective, the human factors which will have an impact on how we introduce new technology into an joint operational level headquarters. In order to find answers to the research questions in terms of the human aspect of the changes and developments in the coming years, a survey was conducted, followed by interviews, thus painting a picture of what live would look like in twenty years’ time. More information:
  • Podcast ‘c2 and beyond’: More information:

The Think-tank for Information and Decision Execution superiority (TIDE) Sprint is part of a continuum of interoperability events organised and run by HQ SACT that include CWIX and the TIDE Hackathon. Together, these events allow NATO, Alliance and Partner nations and other organisations to continually improve federated interoperability between the people, process and technology that make up the deployable command and control systems and services represented by multiple communities of interest. TIDE Sprints are forward looking think-tank events that bring together the extended TIDE Community (NATO, nations, industry and academia) to discuss, evolve and solve C3 capability and IT service challenges and improvements through cooperative, educational and collaborative working sessions. The aim is to discuss, develop and mature ideas, concepts and specifications across nine specific areas of command and control to improve, federate and implement #interoperability between NATO and Partner Nations.

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