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With courses, seminars and workshops, the NSO meets the current and emerging training needs of the Alliance and partner nations

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NSO Survey


NSO Online Questionnaire

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Grossmann, Acting Dean of Academics

On 06 Jun 17, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) launched a survey aimed at obtaining student feedback from those who have attended NSO courses over the past three years.

Should you or your colleagues receive an E-Mail from NSO's 'QA-Team' account, this is a genuine E-Mail introducing the survey. A follow-up E-Mail from Dr. Conrad Winn, a Canadian Professor of Political Science, will contain the link to the online questionnaire. This follow-up E-mail originates from the Logit Group in cooperation with Cido Research, both Canadian suppliers to Dr. Winn. Should you have any further questions related to the survey, please do not hesitate to contact the POCs listed in the E-mails.

The NSO appreciates you taking a few minutes to help improve our training, making the NSO an even better learning experience for future students. Thank you for your contribution.



Memorandum of Understanding

By Colonel Enrico Mattina, Special Advisor to the Commandant

On 19 May 17, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Roberto Mugavero, President of the Observatory on Security and CBRN Defence (OSDIFE) and USA Air Force Colonel Timothy Dreifke, Commandant of the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO).
This memorandum provides the basis for a future closer cooperation in the field of CBRN Defence between the two Institutions in order to further enhance the successful outreach policy and the high level of professional education and training offered by the NSO.



First JIPOE Workshop at the NSO

By Intelligence Department

From 15 - 19 May 17, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) hosted the first Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE) workshop.
This workshop was conducted in order to support the development of the NATO level 3 doctrine document AIntP-17 (Allied Intelligence Publication) "JIPOE". The aim of AIntP-17 is to provide a capability within NATO that will support the commander's decision making process during operational planning and improve interoperability by providing guidance to operators, trainers and practitioners executing the JIPOE process. In addition, AIntP-17 will serve as the basis for more detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) and will be used inside several NSO courses.
The participants in this first workshop included representatives from USA, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands, Great-Britain, ACT and LANDCOM.