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The mission network has now been tested, and the exercise evaluated. The network will allow the commander of the NATO Response Force rotation to command and control his forces for upcoming exercises, and in the event the force is activated
 
  
From October 1 to 5, 2018, four Federated Mission Networking Working Groups meetings were held at the Officers Club, in Athens.

FMN WG meetings were attended by 147 delegates from NATO and partner countries.

FMN is a significant initiative to help ensure NATO interoperability and operational effectiveness, concerning comms and data systems.
 
  
 
  
 
  
Enabling better Command and Control, decision making and information sharing by connecting forces in a coalition environment
 
  
The Federated Mission Networking (FMN) Change and Implementation Coordination Working Group (CICWG), Capability Planning Working Group (CPWG) and Operational Coordination Working Group (OCWG) conducted a collocated meeting hosted by the NATO C2COE in the Kromhout Barracks in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from November 29th to December 2nd 2016. This meeting enabled the working groups to cross-coordinate their efforts on developing coherent FMN products and services supporting operational processes.
 
  
 
  
CWIX lets nations test and confirm Federated Mission Networking (FMN) readiness against specifications: FMN underpins the interoperability, resilience and agility of CIS, and a FMN-ready infrastructure allows nations to 'plug and play' with NATO and Partner Nations CIS capabilities
 
  
España ha comenzado el proceso para convertirse en afiliado de la estructura Federated Mission Networking (FMN) aliada, formando parte de sus estructuras de gobierno y gestión
 
  
"It is essential to have networks that channel information among allies," said Nasiadka, highlighting Poland's experience as part of the Afghanistan Mission Network and NATO's push for Federated Mission Networks.
 
  
Taking full advantage of available technology is also part of CFI, and Federated Mission Networking (FMN) is a prime example of NATO applying lessons from recent experience to provide a more integrated structure from which to operate. Through the experience of ISAF in Afghanistan, the value of a coalition-wide network was made clear: greater situational awareness facilitates more effective decision making. Rather than building a network only after a mission is established, FMN provides a ready mechanism that can support any training, exercise or operation that NATO might undertake in the future.
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On 29 January 2015 the NATO Federated Mission Networking Implementation Plan (NFIP) was approved by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) [Ref. C-M(2015)0003-AS1, dated 30 Jan 2015] .
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