In the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict NATO's cooperation with Ukraine has been intensifying since 2014, especially in critical areas. The NCI Agency contributes to the Alliance's knowledge-sharing initiative with expertise in the field of Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4), to help Ukraine build their own robust and resilient CIS capabilities.
As a tangible step, the first NATO-Ukraine C4 Knowledge Sharing Workshop was launched by the NCI Agency in May, at the Military Institute of Telecommunications and Information in Kiev, Ukraine.
The main objective was to share NATO practices in developing C4 capabilities, and to assist the Ukrainians in developing their own programmes of work. NATO subject matter experts, including NCI Agency, NATO HQ, ACT, and national military representatives also helped to familiarize Ukrainian participants with NATO doctrine, standards and current operating procedures.
Throughout its two-week duration, the workshop was attended by over one hundred Ukrainian staff from across its state security forcesand involved representatives from many different functional areas.
The event was the first of a number of such occasions planned to be conducted under the NATO-Ukraine C4 Knowledge Sharing Initiative. In addition to the workshops, the Initiative will also provide funding for selected Ukrainian staff to attend key NATO-led C4 events and to attend selected C4 focused training courses both at the NATO School in Oberammergau and the NATO CIS School in Latina.