The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB)
participated November, Monday 2nd thru Friday 6th at the "X Specialized
Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Conference (X SIANC-T)", in Lima,
which was organized and executed by the Navy of Peru.
SIANC-T is a specialized conference in
telecommunications of the Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) which was created
The conference was attended by 15 delegations
of the Hemisphere, including 13 member countries of the IANC and two observer
organizations: the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) and
the IADB. It should be mentioned that the IADB participates as an observer
since 1962 in Conferences of the CNI.
The IADB in its political role - strategic and as part of their coordination
and cooperation relations with other hemispheric and regional bodies; and
having technical autonomy, which aims to provide the OAS and the Member States,
technical, educational and consulting advice on issues related to military and
defense issues in the Hemisphere in order to support the implementation of the
Charter OAS; participated in the X SIANC-T.
The participating countries were: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA,
Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
After the opening ceremony, during the first days it was carried out a series
of professional presentations briefed by the Directors of Telecommunications or
Chief of Delegation of the participating navies, where each participant spoke
about national concerns and challenges regarding telecommunications issues in
The series of presentations began with the
progress of the recommendations of the SIANC-T, presented by the Secretariat of
the SIANC-T; the proposed new editions and IANTN publications, as well as a report
of activities of the IANTN Secretariat and its present organization.
In the following days, continued the series of presentation by country;
followed by participants’ consultations on each topic. Among those highlighted
are: ensuring confidentiality of the Regional Communication and Proposal for Standardization,
by delegation of Argentina; The Royal Canadian Navy: Today and Tomorrow, by the
Delegation of Canada; Secure networks, Obligation to Transfer Information, by
the Delegation of Chile; Navy Information Domain Forces, by the Delegation of
USA; Naval Communications and Weather Implications, by delegation of Mexico;
Ensuring Confidentiality of the Regional Communication, by the Delegation of
Paraguay; NTDS-PERU Program and Software Encryption offline for network
traffic, by the Delegation of Peru; Confidentiality of Communications in the IANTN,
by the officer in charge of the Secretariat and Head of the Delegation of the
IANTN; and, Naval Communications in Uruguay and the Hemispheric Environment, by
the Delegation of Uruguay.
The IADB was represented by Commander José Luis ARCE Corzo, who was responsible
for presenting an brief on the IADB and how it can become an available resource
useful for the IANC and the specialized conferences of the same, as is the SIANC
During his presentation, the representative of the IADB spoke about the current
organization, mission, vision, role, major tasks in the hemisphere, and the
great potential for synergy and capacity for strengthening relations IANC -
IADB; presenting the IADB as facilitating organization.
Also unveiled participation of the IADB
in other specialized conferences of the IANC, as well as other Hemispheric Military
and Regional Organizations such as the Conference of American Armies (CAA), the
Conference of American Air Forces (SICOFAA), the Conference Central American
Armed Forces (CFAC) and the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas
(CDMA); where he also shared in this forum, the substantive issues, concerns
and efforts being made in these other organizations on military and defense
issues in the Hemisphere, in the field of communications and interoperability.
Following the series of presentations, a working group was set up to analyze
the recommendations of Minutes of previous SIANC - Telecommunications and those
still pending, as well as establish consensus to define the act of the
conference this year.
On November 6th, took place the reading and signing of the Final
Act, which considered the realization of the following SIANC-T in 2017.