On May 28, 2019, in Euskirchen, Germany, the roll call of the new Zentrum für Softwarekompetenz der Bundeswehr (ZSwKBw) (working title: Bundeswehr Centre for Software Expertise) took place. This is to be seen in the course of the focus on digitisation within the German Armed Forces, whose starting signal was the establishment of the Cyber and Information Domain Service being equivalent to the classical military branches of the armed forces.
The centre, which belongs to the Kommando Informationstechnik der Bundeswehr (KdoITBW) (Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command (BwCISCOM)), now bundles the software expertise of the German Armed Forces. This new centre is to assess, test and evaluate purchased software, to adapt commercial software to the needs of the Bundeswehr and to develop own military software. In total, it is expected to employ about 350 personnel. The employees of the centre will not only develop and test the software at home, but also go on site and into missions.