NATO is benefiting from NSC’s analytical acumen and strategic expertise after calling on the simulation, training and consultancy specialist to support projects in The Hague and La Spezia.
Chris Gray, the company’s principal operational analyst, recently returned to the Netherlands having spent five months of 2016 helping to identify the resources needed by the multinational organisation to meet its operational ambitions.
The NSC secondee has been reunited with the NATO Communication and Information Agency team tasked with quantifying the military assets and efforts required from each of the Alliance’s member nations.
Working closely with defence planners, Chris previously helped to consolidate and “mine” data from 28 contributing countries to define future minimum capability requirements and identify any potential shortfalls.
A second member of the NSC team is currently supporting NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation in the development of a strategy for its Multinational Shared Training concept.
The role will review proposals for the structure of a combined action and implementation plan and examine the performance parameters of NATO stakeholders.
Due to be completed in December, the work is the latest chapter in NSC’s 26-year association with NATO agencies, headquarters and research establishments in Europe and the United States of America.
Most recently, the company lent its expertise to a European Defence Agency study aimed at understanding how the modelling and simulation field can benefit from the rapid rise in the volume and complexity of statistical information generated by a digitally-rich world.
NSC’s research, which was conducted in partnership with SVGC, will inform future European Union defence collaborative projects to develop a new generation of military simulation systems based on “Big Data” tools and processes.
Aside from assessing how best to capture, store, clean, query, analyse and visualise information, the study explored the potential advantages Big Data – which is unprocessable using traditional computing techniques – can bring to simulation design, scenario and environment generation, and the exploitation of simulation results.
Commenting on NSC’s European endeavours, Chief Executive Jeremy Spurr said: “That organisations of such standing should hand pick members of our team speaks volumes for the quality of our people.
“NATO and the European Defence Agency’s excellence are recognised internationally and we are proud our specialists continue to be at the forefront of their respective fields.”
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