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08 22 2014

Visit of Commander German CIS Command to the NCI Agency

MGEN Heinrich-Willem Steiner, Commander German CIS Command and his deputy BGEN Dr Michael Fäber, visited the NCI Agency in The Hague 8 July 2014. The visit had the aim to exchange ideas on Federated Mission Networking (FMN) and to brief the delegation on the Agency's recent and past contributions to operations.

During the visit the delegation was briefed on Application Services complemented by a tour of the Command & Control (C2) lab. The demonstrations showed the Agency's C4ISR contributions to past operations like Operation Unified Protector (Libya), current support to ISAF and also included demonstrations of future Bi-Strategic Commands Automated Information System (Bi-SC AIS) Programme capabilities and the need to focus on the integration aspects.

The main focus for the visit was to discuss FMN*; the afternoon session was opened by Dr Gernot Friedrich who gave a presentation on FMN and its implementation. BGEN Dr Fäber offered the German CIS Command perspective on the subject by briefing the Agency attendees on "German Mission Network". The information exchange provided some ideas for possible cooperation.

The NCI Agency General Manager and the Deputy Commander of the German CIS Command will both lead breakout sessions at the ACT FMN Implementation Seminar in Lithuania in October this year.

*The Alliance is in the process of establishing an enduring Federated Mission Networking (FMN) capability to preserve and enhance the capability gains of the Afghanistan Mission Network (AMN) and to improve effective information sharing among NATO, NATO Nations, and/or Non-NATO Entities participating in future operations

Visit of Commander German CIS Command to the NCI Agency