Industry Study to Assist NATO ACT with Future Interoperability
In 2016, NCOIC completed a project designed to help NATO shape its future command and control capabilities. The consortium conducted an industry study for the Command & Control, Deployability & Sustainability (C2DS) Division of NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), a strategic command that promotes interoperability throughout NATO and is leading transformation of the alliance’s military structure, forces, capabilities and doctrine.
NATO ACT contracted with NCOIC for assistance in increasing interoperability within the NATO enterprise. Its goal is to implement systems and services that enhance operational and tactical information sharing and information exploitation in the 21st century.
NCOIC held a workshop to assess the current interoperability environment, identify strengths and barriers, share best practices, and chart the path to acquire the desired capabilities. After the workshop, NCOIC prepared a final report containing a complete analysis, conclusions, recommendations and roadmap. The project included a unique NCOIC Voice of Industry (VOI) review that enabled all consortium members to provide comments – both positive and negative -- regarding the current and future NATO environment. ACT is particularly interested in industry involvement to receive information on market strategies and direction that will help it develop the requirements and acquire the capabilities necessary to support future C2 operations.