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06 9 2021

Meet Radu Rosianu, Senior Scientist at the NCI Agency

Radu Rosianu is a Senior Scientist at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), who has devoted most of his career to implementing and improving deployable communications used by NATO and its Allies.

A former instructor of the National Military Communications and Information Systems Academy in Sibiu, Romania, Rosianu works not only on the installation of deployable communications systems, but also on teaching military commands how they can make the most of those systems.

Meet Radu Rosianu, Senior Scientist at the NCI Agency

Building on his years of expertise, Rosianu provided essential support to help establish modern static and mobile headquarters for NATO's Multinational Division South-East (MND-SE) in Bucharest, Romania, which is a complex project of 25 deployable command posts.

Moreover, Rosianu has also been the architect of ready-made solutions for information systems in Federated Mission Networking (FMN), leading a team of NATO, Romanian Signals and contractor staff. The FMN framework was designed to rapidly spin up and terminate mission networks to support coordinated operations across NATO.

Rosianu is a firm believer in the benefits that deployable communications bring to NATO Commands, but also underlines the importance of training in all of his assignments. It is pointless to provide the equipment if the users don't know how to use it in their work.

For his years of dedication and integral support to the Alliance, Rosianu received the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, NATO's highest honour.

We asked Rosianu a few questions to find out more about his career.

How does your work as a Senior Scientist help NATO achieve its mission?

Joining the NCI Agency as a Senior Scientist, after an extensive engineering and project management experience, gave me the possibility to integrate all my knowledge to deliver the best solution for our customers from NATO and Allied Commands.

Coming with a military and IT engineering background, it was a perfect combination to understand the military operational requirements, apply the best technological and scientific solution and deliver the optimal solution to fulfil the customers' expectations.

Why did you specialise in deployable communication and information systems for NATO military commands?

Having very good knowledge about the operational environment, I realised that deployed military commands, far away from their headquarters, need to have the possibility to take fast and accurate decisions based on the services available in the field. Military commands must be prepared to communicate quickly with each other, even when the reach back communication and information exchange becomes interrupted or difficult. For this purpose, they need a Deployable CIS (DCIS) to achieve their mission's objectives.

What is most important to consider when teaching and transferring knowledge about technical systems to NATO personnel?

During my activity in Romanian CIS Training School, I provided theoretical and practical courses to students, officers and civilians from the Romanian Ministry of Defence, and after joining the NCI Agency, to NATO personnel from different locations, online and on-site.

The most important idea, which has guided my teaching activities, was the transfer of knowledge, both theoretical and practical to students, so that they could fulfil their tasks in a challenging and fast-changing IT environment.