JSEC Conference 2020
 
FOREWORD
Navigating through a Sea of Data – Challenges for Secure and Efficient Reinforcement
and Military Mobility in Europe/NATO
 
29-30 September 2020, Germany
 
 
In 2018 NATO decided to establish two new Joint Commands in the wake of the NATO Command Structure adaptation. The first is the Joint Support Enabling Command (JSEC), located in the middle of Europe, with the far reaching task of ensuring the unhindered and swift movement of troops and the protection in the Joint Rear Area which basically comprises the territory of all NATO nations in Europe.

At the same time, the European Union intensified its efforts to allow the movement of military goods and personnel in a smoother way with less red tape; some say this Action Plan on Military Mobility makes a “Military Schengen”.

Both activities face a number of challenges, from regulatory questions part to movements’ control to monitoring security and safety threats. It comes down to situational awareness in the Rear Area in general. This also includes the functioning of critical infrastructure in all nations affected, in particular, in the communication and transport sector.

The goal of this conference is to explore areas of concern and options for a better cooperation with partners of all domains, and to learn how international industry is handling/dealing similar challenges today. Technology and solutions for handling and securing the vast amount of diverse information involved is at its core.
Imminent advancements in technologies driven by digitization, such as cloud services and 5 G, will have an impact on the scope of JSEC’s work, too.