In the general world of business, video conferencing is commonplace. But until recently, security regulations prevented the Bundeswehr from using such modern tools. The video assessment software for personnel recruiting purposes changes that.
Ongoing recruiting is essential for ensuring that the Bundeswehr has enough personnel to be prepared for any eventuality. Due to the limitations on personal contact imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, however, recruiters struggled to carry out sufficient numbers of application interviews. In other parts of the armed forces, consultation and counselling sessions failed to materialise.
Video conferencing offers a solution to this problem. But the use of Zoom, MS Teams and other video conferencing tools, which have long since become commonplace in non-military environments, is somewhat more complex in the Bundeswehr. We have very security restrictions governing the exchange and confidentiality of personal data. Many commercially available systems fail to meet military requirements.
But there is one system with outstanding security standards available on the open market: an online video appointment software issued by a certified German supplier. The Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub successfully tested the system at the Berlin Bundeswehr hospital last year.