NCI Agency staff received praise for their contribution to the success of Steadfast Cobalt, a major NATO exercise held in June. The exercise tested the communication and information systems of the 2016 NATO Response Force rotation.
The exercise was one of the largest and most complex tests of NATO deployable communication systems since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. From the communication and information systems point of view, it was a critical step towards the certification of the elements that will be on standby in 2016 for the NATO Response Force.
The NATO CIS Group, which organized the exercise, was supported by over 50 Agency subject matter experts. Support provided includes 3rd level support for the networks used in the exercise, functional area services and cyber defence.