CI COE accredited
The CI COE has met the accreditation requirements set by the MC and will provide support to the NATO transformation and to the enhancement of NATO capabilities in the field of counterintelligence, thereby adding value.
Over the past 2 years, NATO CI COE has worked closely with HQ SACT, NATO HQ and NATO subject matter experts to develop a detailed concept of support to meet the current and future needs of the Strategic Commanders for CI expertise. The positive results are achieved by the HQ SACT′s formal accreditation assessment. The NATO CI COE mission is focused in full compliance with the principles and provisions of MC Concept for Centres of Excellence (dated 4 Dec 2003).
The NATO CI COE was established in 2015 under the Paris Protocol and is located in Krakow, the capital of scenic and historical Malopolska Region, and will utilize a modern Slovak military training area in Lest. The Republic of Poland and Slovak Republic signed the NATO Operational and Functional Memoranda of Understanding as Framework Nations in addition to Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia as Sponsoring Nations, and Headquarters Allied Command Transformation.
As the primary hub of NATO expertise in military counter-intelligence NATO CI COE aims to expand the capabilities and improve interoperability of the Alliance in the field of counterintelligence. The Centre acts as a catalyst for NATO adaptation and operations by supporting the development, promotion and implementation of new policies, concepts, strategies and doctrines. NATO CI COE will integrate best practices, and serve as a hub for CI expertise enabling NATO forces to achieve the highest level of interoperability and integration in support of strategic objectives.
In October 2016, NATO CI COE has finalized its way to achieve the NATO accreditation criteria and successfully completed the planning process for 2017. The Programme of Work (POW) 2017 includes major projects and events concerning concept development, doctrine, training and lessons learned, with the aim of contributing expertise to the transformation of the Alliance and increasing the awareness within NATO.
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