The mission of the NATO M&S COE is to support NATO and its Nations, as well as participating Partner Nations, by providing subject matter expertise on all aspects of the M&S activities.The NATO M&S COE will focus but not limit its activities to the cooperative aspects of:
Education & training (Education through courses, conferences, seminars and workshops on M&S for personnel such as military decision makers, exercise planners and staff).
Knowledge management, Lessons Learned & Analysis (development and management of shared repositories and web based fora for scenarios, models, simulations, data, techniques, tools and best practices. Analysis of operational Lessons Learned to identify M&S requirements.).
Support to Concept Development & Experimentation (support to the development of CD&E scenarios, models and simulations for NATO and Nations, integration of existing NATO and national M&S tools and activities, development of future NATO and national M&S capabilities including architectures).
Doctrine Development, Standards & Interoperability (enable improved standards and interoperability within the Alliance and Nations, support M&S doctrine on behalf of NMSG and ACT, support the definition and development of the M&S interoperability testing requirements).In discharging its mission and as approved by the NATO M&S COE Steering Committee, the NATO M&S COE may also establish collaborative relationships with entities such as Industry, Academia and other organizations.
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On October 12th , 2016 General Petr PAVEL, Chairman of the NATO’s Military Committee (CMC) honored the NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE) in Rome with an official visit and received a presentation from the NATO M&S COE.
General PAVEL is the head of NATO's senior military decision-making authority, which includes the two strategic commanders -Supreme Allied Commander Operations (SACEUR) and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT).
General PAVEL was welcomed by the Major General (IT Army) Angelo PALMIERI, Mod Joint Staff – Division Head of C4I Transformation and Cpt. (IT Navy) Vincenzo MILANO, the NATO M&S COE Director, and by the NATO M&S COE staff. The NATO M&S COE Director led the presentation with special focus on the current and future M&S COE activities.
General PAVEL, who stated he has worked in the past to use technology to improve capability, was very interested in the NATO M&S COE’s involvement in CWIX as the M&S Focus Area leader and its engagement with the NATO Urbanisation Project activities in 2015 and 2016. GEN PAVEL was engaged on the topics of Education and Training and Concept Development and Experimentation projects associated with Autonomous Systems, items that seamlessly synchronize with NATO ACT’s objectives. Additional discussion included GEN PAVEL promoting the addition of more Sponsoring Nations in the NATO M&S COE and discussing the idea of Modelling and Simulation as a NATO Discipline.