International Scientific Conference “DEFENCE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE 21st CENTURY” (CODRM)


Regional Department for Defence Resource Management Studies (DRESMARA) – NATO Partnership Education and Training Centre, in collaboration with the Military Sciences Section of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, the Faculty of National Security/University of War Studies in Warsaw, Poland, the Military Academy of the Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun” in Chisinau, Moldova, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)/Bucharest, “Transilvania” University of Brasov and the non-governmental organisation “Political Research Group” organised the 16th International Scientific Conference “Defence Resource Management in the 21st Century” (CoDRM) in a hybrid system, both face-to-face and online, on 28-29 October.

Under the motto Defence of the Future: Innovation, Technology and Resilience, CoDRM brought together academics, PhD students, students and not least management and geopolitical specialists to exchange experiences and share research results on various aspects of resource management in the spirit of the new changes generated by the current security environment.

The high quality of the conference was supported by special guests as keynote speakers who led the plenary sessions of the conference: Prof. Dr. Ioan-Mircea PAȘCU/SNSPA Bucharest, Dr. Oana Antonia COLIBĂȘANU, Vice-President and Senior Analyst/Geopolitical Futures, Mr Silviu NATE, Security Analyst, specialized in geo-politics, University Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Political and Security Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Mr Brigadier General
Anton-Mugurel ROG, Head of the National Cyberint Centre of the Romanian Intelligence Service, Mr Jean-François RIPOCHE, PhD, Director for Research, Technology and Innovation at the European Defence Agency, Mr Joshua M. BURGIN, Coordinator of the New Security Leaders Programme at the Warsaw Security Forum and Adviser to the European Academy of Diplomacy, Mr David RADER, Deputy Director in the Foreign Investment Review Office (FIR), focusing on national economic security, foreign direct investment, trade and industrial policy and issues under the purview of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Mr James BLACK, Research Leader at RAND Europe, and Colonel Eng.
of the Faculty of National Security/University of War Studies, Warsaw, Poland.

The conference was held in both plenary sessions and 6 specific sections, with strict adherence to measures to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2:

“face to face”
Military Strategies and Defence Planning, Management Theories and Practices, Information Science –
moderators: Mrs. Maria CONSTANTINESCU / DRESMARA and Mrs. Brîndușa Maria POPA / DRESMARA;
Defence Economics, Transatlantic Cooperation and Social Sciences -moderators: Mr. Vlad-Ionuț DUMITRACHE / DRESMARA and Mrs. Liliana FILIP, PhD student / Political Research Group;

Following the high scientific prestige gained during the previous editions, the conference gathered national and international participants, with 34 papers presented by 50 authors, individually or collectively, as follows:
at national level – 26 articles with 39 authors, representing:
military educational institutions (DRESMARA, “Nicolae Bălcescu” Academy of Land Forces, Academy
Naval “Mircea cel Bătrân”) and other structures/units of the Ministry of National Defence (the
Research and Innovation for CBRN Defence and Ecology, Directorate General Human Resources Management,
NATO HUMINT Centre of Excellence etc.) – 22 articles/31 authors;
universities (Academy of Economic Studies/Bucuresti, Oradea, “Lucian Blaga”/Sibiu,
“Transilvania”/Brașov) – 3 articles/7 authors;
Master student “Defence Resources Management”/DRESMARA – 1 article/1 author; at international level – 8 articles with 11 authors, representing military educational institutions and structures of Ministries of Defence (Military Academy “General Jonas Zemaitis”/Lithuania, Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexander the Good”/Moldova, War Studies University of Warsaw/Poland, Ministry of Defence/Tunisia), universities (University “Mykolas Romeris”/Lithuania, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Istinye University of Istanbul/Turkey).

The 16th edition of the conference provided the perfect setting for relevant scientific debates on
concepts, principles and trends in the fields of: defence economics and planning, theories and practices in
management, social sciences, transatlantic cooperation and information science in the new context of
changes generated by the current security environment.

Last but not least, the impeccable administrative organization of the conference and, implicitly, the achievement of the proposed objectives, as well as the media coverage of this event are due to the support of the sponsors “DRESMARA FRIENDS” Association, SC OPTOELECTRONICA 2001 SA, SOFT GALAXI and Casa de Vinuri COTNARI and media partners DC News, Radio Romania Actualități and INTERVIO.

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