Resilience decision support project of NATO HQ SACT was supported by STM Thinktech

5 February 2020 – STM ThinkTech, Turkey’s first technology-based think tank, has developed a Resilience Decision Support Model to assist NATO in decision making process when encountering large-scale and complex problems.

Carrying out significant projects in the fields of engineering, technology and consultancy under the leadership of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Tic. A.Ş. continues in its efforts to develop innovative and unique solutions. The Resilience Decision Support Model developed indigenously for NATO – by ThinkTech – STM’s technology-based think tank – assumes an important role in the accurate analysis of the effects of large-scale, complex problems and in determining the road maps to be drawn by decision-makers.

STM supporting NATO’s decision making processes related to Resilience

The Resilience Decision Support Model developed by STM ThinkTech is based on “System Dynamics” approach, and has been successfully completed and delivered to NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) within the scope of a project launched on 29 October, 2019. The second phase of the project that will last five months and in which the existing model will be upgraded was just started by a new contract.

The Decision Support Model analyses which areas and infrastructures will be affected, and to what extent, in the event of various types of shocks determined at the outset of the project by NATO, such as large migration movements, the build-up of a conflict environment, large-scale power outages and natural disasters. It provides significant support to decision makers when deciding on the allocation of resources and investments by showing them the strategic impacts of such shocks, including those with potential social and political effects, and their possible consequences on civil and military system elements, along with potential changes in the performance of such elements. The model, which also supports decisions of what kind of a recovery process should be initiated in the face of such shocks, facilitates the decision making processes of authorities in terms of the actions and measures they need to take.

STM contributes to national security

Emphasising that STM ThinkTech works with the aim of developing sustainable solutions in the fields of defence and security, Murat İkinci, General Manager of STM, said: “ThinkTech has transformed STM’s almost 30-years of know-how and competency into both intellectual and technological outputs and forecasts, and not only raises awareness in the local ecosystem in our country, but also undertakes a global mission to produce indigenous models that provide concrete outputs to critical organisations. The Resilience Model we have developed specifically to support NATO decision making process makes an important contribution in this sense. We will continue to diversify our solutions to address situations that threaten national security, both in the national and international arena, and to cooperate with such prestigious institutions as NATO.”

As a system that can be adapted to different scenarios in accordance with the duties and needs of institutions, the Resilience Decision Support Model constitutes a unique solution for the sustainability of security, both at home and abroad.

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