COVID Lessons Learned for NATO Bio-responsiveness Capabilities
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.