february, 2021

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Event Details

Briefing OverView

This interagency briefing, scheduled for 40 minutes maximum, addresses the growing need for independent data sources and analysis to support civilian and military agency missions. By referencing open-source intelligence resources, agencies can gain significant insight, confirm known data, and share results without the risk of exposing confidential sources or methods. Methods being reviewed include the Military Balance Plus (MB+) database and analysis tool from The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). In use by NATO and partner nations around the globe, IISS provides accurate, verified, open-source data for 171 nations covering their defense budgets, forecasts, equipment holdings and procurement data, troop strengths and deployments, as well as expert level analysis and analytics.

Attending personnel will include agency policy leadership, program analysts and procurement officers responsible for international research and intelligence. IISS staff with direct knowledge of the tool, its functionality, and its future development. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues you feel might benefit from this briefing.

About the Speaker

Ernest J. (E.J.) Herold
Executive Director
IISS-Americas

E.J. heads the Washington office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. IISS is world-renowned for its scholarship and advice, located in London, Bahrain, Berlin and Singapore, and convenes the Shangri-La and Manama Dialogues, government-to-government gatherings that promote defense diplomacy in two of the world’s most challenging environments. He is responsible for promoting the research and products of the Institute to corporate, government and academic clients in order to inform strategic dialogue and promote greater understanding. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Defense Investment at NATO, following industry experience with IBM in Brussels and a full career in the U.S. Army, retiring as Colonel.

About Military Balance Plus (MB+)
The Military Balance book has been cataloguing international intelligence and supporting data annually for over 60 years. MB+ gives access to the data behind the publication, including a digital record of equipment holdings for the last 8 years and defense economics for the last 14 years. Future improvements will expand both the scope of the data and the functionality of the tools. Most importantly, the MB+ is backed by world-class researchers and complemented by advisory services to augment the published analysis and commentary.

Briefing Agenda

11:00 AM       Topical Overview

  • Rapid access to defense statistics and economics
  • Searching current and historical procurement data
  • Expert analysis and graphics to amplify the data

11:05 AM       IISS Overview

11:10 AM       Why are we here?

11:15 AM       Using Open-Source International Intelligence Case Study: Military Balance +

  • Policy development
  • Acquisition strategies
  • Defense economic forecasting
  • Assessing patterns of armament sales

11:30 AM       Q&A

11:35 AM       Procurement and Funding Options

11:40 AM       Closing Remarks

Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Yly7NQZSUa0IVfgyqlkug

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Presenter contact information

COMPANY NAME: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS-Americas
DUNS: 623978173
CAGE CODE: KB761
EMAIL: e.j.herold@iiss.org
WEBSITE: https://www.iiss.org/

Virtual Event Details

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Time

(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 11:40 am EDT

Organizer

Ernest J. (E.J.) HeroldE.J. heads the Washington office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. IISS is world-renowned for its scholarship and advice, located in London, Bahrain, Berlin and Singapore, and convenes the Shangri-La and Manama Dialogues, government-to-government gatherings that promote defense diplomacy in two of the world’s most challenging environments. He is responsible for promoting the research and products of the Institute to corporate, government and academic clients in order to inform strategic dialogue and promote greater understanding. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Defense Investment at NATO, following industry experience with IBM in Brussels and a full career in the U.S. Army, retiring as Colonel.

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