COVID Lessons Learned for NATO Bio-responsiveness Capabilities

May, 2023
IDA document: D-33500
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Julia K. Burr; Lucas A. LaViolet; Ashley L. Farris; Catherine E. Scheible; Ana M. Venegas See more authors
IDA adapted NATO’s process Medical Lessons Learned to assess COVID-19 pandemic response challenges and best practices within the framework of the NATO Smart Defence Bio-responsiveness Project. We collected observations from official NATO lessons learned repositories and documented COVID response collaboration teleconferences, and assessed these with metadata tagging and a combination of directed and conventional content analysis. IDA collated the analysis output into a prioritized set of Lessons Identified for enhancing bio-responsiveness concepts and capabilities, improving interoperability and identifying areas for standardization. The results can be used to generate a road map to improve NATO bio-responsiveness capabilities in the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability domains at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.