As cyberspace has become NATO's fourth operational domain, the Centre is aiming to develop capabilities to support commanders when they ute missions in, and through, possibly contested cyberspace.
"TIDE Sprint allows us to get in touch with a very diverse group of people where we can showcase work, and receive comments, validations or criticisms, which in turn are applied to create richer products," Parmar said.
Another staff member, Principal Enterprise Architect Gernot Friedrich, led the "Tactical Edge" track during TIDE Sprint.
In this track, participants explored ways to identify and select standards needed to help Allies develop interoperable technology for their troops. The track focused in particular on supporting land forces, from the brigade level down to the individual dismounted soldier.
The goal is simple: help military forces from Allies and Partners work better together to meet the new operational reality where land forces fight as multinational formations at the tactical level. Important to this effort is the FMN initiative, which is focused on improving consultation, command and control interoperability across NATO Nations and potential coalition Partners.
"My area of work is directly linked to the DNA of NATO: interoperability. We are always saying 'how can you expect two systems to work together if you do not enable the people that develop these systems to talk to each other?'" Friedrich said. "That's where it all starts. You have to have a common understanding of the problem. If we can't federate at the tactical level Commanders won't have the required information and data to make decisions at the operational and strategic level."