The Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) is responsible for identifying and promoting the development of essential capabilities that are needed to meet future operational needs of the Alliance. His mission statement includes:
“Explore concepts, promote doctrine development, conduct experiments and support research and acquisition processes of new technologies through interaction with agencies/boards, as appropriate, in order to find and deliver improved interoperability, standardization and qualitatively transformed capabilities”.
This role requires Allied Command Transformation (ACT) to work closely with capability development authorities in Nations and NATO bodies in all stages of capability development and across relevant lines of development. Within the NATO Nations, industry and academic institutions have extensive knowledge and experience that is of direct relevance to ACT-led capability development efforts. ACT firmly believes that this competence could be leveraged in a collaborative manner – to the benefit of NATO, Nations, and industry.
In that perspective, ACT has developed the Framework For Collaborative Interaction (FFCI), which aim is to enable collaborative work to be carried out in a non-procurement manner between ACT and industry.
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