Thirteen NATO Nations are working with the NCI Agency to set up three Communications & Information (C&I) Partnerships by the end of 2015. Officials from NATO and NATO Nations attended three workshops between 3 and 10 March as part of their effort towards setting up C&I Partnerships for NATO software tools, Air Command and Control (AirC2) and Consultation, Command and Control (C3) standards by the end of 2015.
The workshops focused on the refinement of the proposed C&I Partnership structure, the respective Programmes of Work (PoW) for each partnership and the legal framework for setting up the partnerships. Workshop participants agreed on implementation roadmaps so that C&I Partnership PoW would be up and running in January 2016.
In all, over 70 participants attended the workshops, representing 13 NATO Nations: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. Officials from the NATO Strategic Commands, NATO HQ C3 Staff and EUROCORPS also attended.
The NATO software tools Smart Defence project is led by two lead nations, namely Norway and the United Kingdom. The AirC2 C&IP and C3 standards will now be submitted for inclusion in the Smart Defence framework. NATO Nations are encouraged to put themselves forward as potential lead nations for these two partnerships.
NATO Nations interested in receiving further information about the NATO software tool, AirC2 and C3 standards C&I Partnerships are invited to contact Ms Agata Szydelko, Principal Partnership Development Manager, Demand Management at [email protected]