Representatives from almost 20 companies gathered in The Hague to contribute to the development of services for the Distributed Networked Battle Labs (DNBL) framework in the Modelling and Simulation area.
As a result of a three days’ workshop, the DNBL members have prepared a description of 27 service categories that will allow the DNBL service providers to offer their specific services to the customers under the DNBL umbrella.
The services offered by the DNBL members range from out-of-the box Battle labs to high granularity data base services.
The workshop took place on the 25-27 June and was organised in cooperation between the DNBL Technical Authority and NIAG Study Group 162.
This event will be followed with a workshop with national government and academia organisations in early September to allow them to offer complementary services in the DNBL framework and provide access to their systems and capabilities through the DNBL Service Catalogue.
By linking laboratories and providing an overview and access to what services are available, DNBL answers a call for easier and faster access to testing as an element in the Smart Defense initiatives. This in turn allows nations to contribute to NATO missions without unnecessary delays or having to duplicate work already done by other nations in setting up a test or an experiment.
Launched in 2010, DNBL is led by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) and is sponsored by NATO’s Supreme Allied Command Transformation. The framework brings together NATO organisations, industry and academia from NATO and Partnership for Peace countries. It currently numbers 40 member organisations and continues to expand rapidly.