In order to better analyse the current resilience status of Alliance members against a full spectrum of threats, the JAPCC will publish the Resilient Basing Enhancement Workbook in November 2022. The assessment intends to take a comprehensive approach across civilian infrastructure and military installations, thereby enabling organizations to identify their strengths and vulnerabilities, and challenge them to mitigate any identified shortfalls.
This tool is designed for entities that are responsible for contingency planning and evaluation. It is up to each nation to determine the appropriate HQ to formulate a comprehensive response for your nation. The introductory packet that follows this letter explains the process in greater detail and will enable you to plan ahead for the November release of the workbook.
The workbook challenges you to self-evaluate your nation’s resilience by answering a series of questions. The workbook includes over 100 Issues to Consider (ITC) to prompt your headquarters’ internal evaluation, and to consider implementing to improve resilience. The questionnaire also includes over 300 specific questions to be answered by your HQ and will form the basis of the JAPCC study. The workbook uses a virtual airbase ‘Base X’ to exemplify the ITCs and questions. Base X is then placed in several fictitious scenarios – based on existing NATO Force Protection Doctrines and experiences as well as current developments in the Ukraine – to stimulate your own self-evaluation.
Tasked Agencies are requested to share their findings, including mitigating strategies, via an embedded response sheet. The assessment may reveal sensitive shortfalls or identify mitigating actions, therefore the completed questionnaire must be marked and dealt with as at least NATO Restricted or higher.
All nations are requested to report their findings before 1 Feb 2023. During the first quarter 2023 the JAPCC will assess received inputs, identify lessons learned and inform nations about the results via a white paper. Please identify the responsible office and point of contact to . We thank you in advance for your support of enhancing the Alliance’s resiliency.