On 13 June 2016, the General Managers of the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe, Major General (rtd) Koen Gijsbers and Major General (rtd) Klaus-Peter Treche (DEU Air Force), have signed a renewed Strategic Cooperation Arrangement for another three years.
The NCI Agency and AFCEA started their cooperation in 2013 to promote military C4ISR matters to NATO Nations, military, governments, academia and industry. The highlights of this cooperation have included the joint NATO C4ISR Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC) over the last three years in Bucharest, Romania, Madrid, Spain, and Tallinn, Estonia. These events have allowed the NCI Agency to present its Programme of Work and NATO IT standards and architectures to a wide community of interest.
By renewing the Strategic Cooperation Arrangement, both parties will strengthen their effort to improve NATO and Nation's C4ISR support. Both General Managers are looking forward to the next joint event, NITEC17, taking place in Ottawa, Canada in April 2017.
Beyond NITEC, the NCI Agency and AFCEA are cooperating on other events in the areas of training and the communication of military C4ISR matters to the public.
AFCEA – Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Corporation is a non-profit, non-lobbying, membership organization promoting military and homeland security C4ISR matters to governments, military, academia, and industry. AFCEA has about 32,000 individual members and 2500 corporate members, is headquarter in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, and has a strong European presence with an office in Brussels, Belgium.