The process of establishing the HUMINT COE
WHY to become a Sponsor Nation
Give an overview about HUMINT Centre of Excellence and to convince you to join us in this project.
NATO Military Authorities Intelligence Coordination Group (NMAICG) indicated shortfalls and difficulties in the use of HUMINT in theatres of operations;
A NATO Human Intelligence Working Group (NWHG) was established in 2004;
The need of an organization able to offer to the Alliance expertise for HUMINT development;
Romania offered to establish such an unique organization, under the legal framework established by MCM 236-03 (Military Committee Concept for NATO Centre of Excellence, 04 Dec 2003) and IMSM 0416-04 (NATO Centres of Excellence Accreditation criteria, 11 June 2004).
Romania has established HUMINT national capabilities since the early phase of the conflicts in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan taking the decision to send substantial forces in Theatre of Operations under NATO control.
Since 2002, when the first HUMINT elements has been deployed in Afghanistan, Romania has constantly increased HUMINT participation, so that, presently the number of HUMINT Forces deployed overpass 200 personnel.
During all NATO and Coalition Forces deployment, Romania has provided one of the most substantial HUMINT contribution, exclusively for NATO benefit, in all Theatres of Operations.
The experience gained and the lessons learned accumulated in HUMINT domain are premises for Romania to play a vital role in future NATO HUMINT architecture.
Since the letter of intention Romania has sent to NATO, Romania has played an active role in HUMINT arena, organising the first ever NATO HUMINT exercise – STEADFST INDICATOR 2006, 2007 and the following 2008. Moreover, Romania has organised several international training activities in the actual location of HUMINT COE – Oradea city -, as well as hosting the NATO HUMINT Working Group in Bucharest 2006. Romanian HUMINT briefers have been invited to several NATO HUMINT activities.
Romania has also played an active role in NATO Doctrine area by offering expertise in issuing the HUMINT Doctrine AJP 2.3, a vital document in the future NATO HUMINT architecture.
Romania was actively involve in all HUMINT NATO training activities, including lecturers in NATO School, CJ2X course and not only.
The HUMINT COE Romanian personnel will consists of the most skilled experts.
Romania is presently deeply involved in establishing the NATO standards conditions of the site in order to be offered to Sponsor Nations. The HUMINT COE site take the benefit of the best Romanian training facilities, and will respect all NATO standards (security, communication, BICES).
Romania will allocate over 10 millions EURO for the establishment of this project, in order to create the best conditions for the future activity.
Romania has filled the HUMINT Chief post in SHAPE HQ in order to assure coordination in future HUMINT architecture
Added Value and No Duplication;
Implementation of NATO Standards;
Relationships – through MOU
Highly Desirable Criteria
The Mission of the HUMINT COE is to promote transformation within the Alliance in the specific area of expertise by supporting development, promotion, implementation of new policies, concepts, strategies to improve operational capabilities and ultimately to achieve interoperability.
NATO HUMINT COE will provide a single point for NATO to level training coalition deployments, develop and propose for validation standardized policies and procedures for the employment and rules of engagement.
The HUMINT COE will be built upon four interacting pillars of engagement:
Training and exercises
Policy and Doctrine
Development and Maintenance of Capability and Improvement Programs
PROGRAM OF WORK
TRAINING AND EXERCISES will focus on:
Basic operator mechanics
NATO HUMINT validation exercises such as Steadfast Indicator
CJ2X practical module
HUMINT introduction for Force Commanders
Use of the state of art training facilities offered by HUMINT COE
Other as required
NOTE: The courses and exercises content, lengths and periodicity will be coordinated with ACT/ACO and SNs within the annual Program of Work
PROGRAM OF WORK
POLICY AND DOCTRINE
The support will be provided through the COE’s role as the focal point for development and sustainment of NATO HUMINT through:
HUMINT COE will offer to become the custodian for HATO HUMINT Doctrine AJP 2.3
HUMINT COE will offer to host all NATO HUMINT WORKING GROUPS and the activities derived from this
Conferences and Seminars
Development of concepts and improvement of procedures
Tracking and knowledge of NATO and EU procedures and legalities as pertaining to HUMINT
HUMINT engagement in NATO operations.
Use lessons learned to develop future roles and responsibilities of HUMINT in operations.
Provide expertise to develop future HUMINT concepts and procedures.
Propose future amendments for accreditation of HUMINT documents and procedures.
Other expertise as identified by NATO Strategic Commanders.
PROGRAM OF WORK
LESSONS LEARNED AND ARCHIVES
Coordinate activities and exchange doctrinal, training and lessons learned information with other national, NATO (such as JALLC Lisbon), and relevant agencies by agreements.
Collect and maintain HUMINT lessons learned from deployments and engagements which can be posted and shared through BICES/TRANSNET networks.
Apply lessons learned through experimentation to offer to NATO SCs new HUMINT improvements in equipment and procedures domains.
Produce lessons learned documents in support of NATO SCs.
Send Mobile Evaluation Teams in TOs at NATO request
Send Mobile Training Teams at NATO HQ/ NATO partners request.
PROGRAM OF WORK
DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CAPABILITY AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Employ lessons learned to drive the development of technical systems in support of HUMINT
Coordinate with other member nations, commercial and university level programs for the development of new systems in support of HUMINT. Examples would be increased Biometrics capabilities, Human Language Technology systems and expanded source registry database software and systems as well as Document Exploitation system.
HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR NATION
Fill one post of HUMINT COE PE list (MoU negotiation in May-June 2008, depending on nations’ answers)
Participate to the common budget
The same system as in all existing COEs
WHY TO BECOME A SPONSOR NATION
influence NATO doctrines and concepts
provide Subject Matter Experts with latest knowledge of HUMINT procedures, techniques and equipment
take benefit of training facilities
participate in HUMINT transformation process
level NATO HUMINT procedures for all forces to be deployed in TO
leverage common HUMINT NATO operations in theaters of operations.
HUMINT COE DIRECTORLTC Eduard SIMION ROU Ae-mail: DIRHUMINTCOE@agat.romob. +4 0730 233 573