The NCI Agency supported over 3400 users during NATO's biggest exercise of the year, Trident Javelin 2017 (TRJN17).
CIS Support Unit (CSU) Stavanger, the Agency's team in Norway, contributed to setting up and sustaining the exercise's complex communication and information system environment across various locations.
In this role, the team provided assistance to the NATO CIS Group, which took the role of overall CIS Coordinating Authority for Trident Javelin, held between 25 September and 17 November 2017.
More than 1400 staff members from several locations - Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFC Brunssum), Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) and NATO Special Operation Forces - participated.
Major General Walter Huhn, Deputy Chief of Staff CIS and Cyber Defence at NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and Commander of the NATO Communication and Information Systems Group, praised the Agency for its support.
"On behalf of Allied Command Operations, I'd like to publicly thank and recognize the Agency for its outstanding work in support of Trident Javelin," he noted. "This was a formidable challenge with a significant network and huge number of users to support; the great work is an example of outstanding teamwork and NATO at its finest."
An Allied Command Transformation (ACT)-sponsored event, TRJN17 is a Command Post/Computer-Assisted Exercise (CPX/CAX) aimed at expanding NATO's command and control interoperability to conduct large scale joint warfare in a complex, multinational environment.
The exercise was built upon a fictitious Article 5 Collective Defence scenario, where an attack on one Ally triggers a response from all 29 NATO Nations.