Summary of key statements

The CIVILEX team has accomplished multiple activities including interviews, desk research and workshops to analyse the current landscape of information exchange and sharing in CSDP missions, and detect the key challenges that could be resolved through a future OCP.

Below are some key statements that inferred from this analysis and relevant considering the OCP development:

  • Resolve current technological inefficiencies through the use of standard IT tools, and limit the amount of specialised applications (e.g. built per mission).
  • Improve vertical and horizontal cooperation by investing in groupware and social-media functionalities.
  • Move away from the email-only paradigm, and invest in proper information and knowledge management functionalities.
  • Provide a centralised integrated resource management (CIRM) system for all missions, and build logical connections with the OCP so that RM information can enhance Situation Awareness and Operation Control.
  • Ensure backend systems/servers are supported by a future proof multi-hub network backbone.
  • Streamline frontend experience for users by a higher degree of system integration and more work-centred approach to information management.
  • Introduce changes to CSDP organisation to improve information management.
  • Remove barriers at the EU policy level that hamper further improvement of information management, information exchange and operational action.
  • Enabling and supporting the evolution of an information sharing culture.
  • Focus on management of handling of unclassified information.