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NCI Agency is a NATO body. It is created under the NATO Communications and Information Organisation (NCIO) which constitutes an integral part of NATO.

Covering the entire capability lifecycle, the NCI Agency is NATO's principal C3 capability deliverer and CIS service provider for the full range of its entitled requirements holders and customers. It is the provider of C4ISR-support to NATO business processes (to include provision of C4ISR shared services) to NATO HQ, the NATO Command Structure, NATO Agencies (including itself), Nations and multinational organizations. The NCI Agency delivers capabilities and provide services "Other than C3/CIS" to NATO and Nations, as approved by the ASB. The North Atlantic Council (NAC), through the Charter of the NCIO[1], has granted authority to the NCIO to conclude agreements in the name of NATO and to conclude administrative agreements with other NATO bodies. The NCIO needs to obtain prior approval of the NAC before concluding any agreement or contract involving:

  • A nation not being a member of NATO or,

  • An agreement or contract with an international organization or,

  • Any international agreement requiring Parliamentary approval by a NATO Nation.

Contracts and Agreements

By delegation of the NAC, the NCIO is also authorized:

  • To conclude agreements within the scope of its agreed mission and activities, subject to prior clearance by the NATO Office of Security, with nations that have received authorization by the NAC to contribute to NATO-led operations or nations that have a partnership programme with NATO such as the Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue and the İstanbul Cooperation Initiative;

  • To let contracts in nations that are not members of NATO for those initiatives under the NATO/PfP Trust Fund Policy led by a NATO nation and for which the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) is the Executing Agent.

For more questions on legal policies, please contact:

Mrs Simona Rocchi

Legal Advisor

Boulevard Leopold III

1110 Brussels, Belgium

Tel +32 2 707 8229

NCN 255 8229




[1] NCIO Charter C-M 2012(0049) – 14 June 2012