NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A)

Agence de consultation, de commandement et de conduite des opérations de l'OTAN

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1996-07-01 Brussels Belgium


Established 1 Jul 1996, Brussels (Belgium), as NATO Command, Control and Communications Agency -- Agence OTAN de commandement, contrôle et consultation, within the framework of C-XC3005 - NATO, on merger of U-XE2950 - NATO Communications and Information Systems Agency (NACISA) with U-XE2367 - SHAPE Technical Centre (STC) and under policy direction of NATO C3 Board. Establishment followed decision of E-XK1113 - North Atlantic Council (NAC) and signature of an agreement, 18 Mar 1996, The Hague (Netherlands). Previously also referred to as NATO C3 Agency. As of Jul 2012, merged into NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency).


Perform central planning, systems integration, design, systems engineering, technical support and configuration control for NATO C3 systems and installations; provide scientific and technical advice to the Strategic Commands (SC) and other customers on matters pertaining to operations research, surveillance, command and control including theatre missile defence, electronic warfare and airborne early warning and control, and communications and information systems, including technical support for exercises and for unforeseen operations assigned to the NATO Military Authorities (NMA) by the North Atlantic Council (NAC); perform technical policy and standardization work in support of the NATO C3 Board and its sub-structure towards the development and maintenance of the NATO Interoperability Framework (NIF); procure and implement projects.


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Single management structure in 2 locations - NC3A The Hague (Netherlands) and NC3A Brussels (Belgium) - plus field offices at SHAPE (Mons, Belgium) and at SACT (Norfolk VA, USA). Directorate, comprising Director of Knowledge (DOK), Director of Operations (DOO), Director of Resources/Financial Controller and 4 Divisions: Communications and Information Systems (CIS); Command and Control Systems (CCS); Operational Research (OR); Acquisition (ACQ).


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