STAVANGER, Norway – Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack, Commander Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), hosted a virtual visit with Vice Admiral Dr Thomas Daum, Chief of the German Cyber and Information Domain Service, on June 28, 2021, to discuss the way forward for cooperation in upcoming JWC-led NATO exercises.
The JWC Advisory Team subject matter experts (SME) on cyber and joint targeting, as well as leadership from both organizations, also participated in the virtual visit. Its aim was to provide an information exchange and discussions on opportunities for cooperation in support of cyber operations and cyber defence in the JWC’s NATO computer-assisted/command post exercises (CAX/CPX).
The virtual visit also included briefings about the JWC mission, the JWC’s newly implemented wargaming design capability, and a comprehensive insight into multi-domain operations concept, their implementation, and the integration of the cyber domain in the JWC’s exercises at the operational level.
The JWC has a great interest in working with cyber experts. “Exercises directed by the JWC are full-spectrum, ranging from conventional warfare to missile and cyber defence,” said Rear Admiral Kaack. The Commander added, “The JWC contributes to developing and strengthening relationships and integration of national training and command organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations.”
The Cyber and Information Domain Service Headquarters is based in Bonn, Germany. In addition to the traditional domains of land, see and air, the German military added cyber and information space as a new domain in 2017.