The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency was established on 1 July as a result of the merger of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), the NATO ACCS Management Agency (NACMA), the NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency (NCSA), the ALTBMD Programme Office and elements of NATO HQ ICTM.
The establishment of the Agency is part of a broader NATO reform.
The new NCI Agency "connects forces, NATO and Nations"- it is NATO's IT and C4ISR provider, including cyber and missile defence.
The NCI Agency is a key pillar of NATO Secretary General's Smart Defence and Connected Forces initiatives; Supporting NATO operations is our top priority.
The Agency is led by Major General (ret.) Koen Gijsbers and is part of the NATO Communications and Information Organization.
To strengthen the Alliance through connecting its forces, NCIA delivers secure, coherent, cost effective and interoperable communications and information systems and services in support of consultation, command & control and enabling intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, for NATO, where and when required. It includes IT support to the Alliances’ business processes (to include provision of IT shared services) to the NATO HQ, the Command Structure and NATO Agencies.
By the end of 2014 team NCIA: