Overarching Architecture at NATO as foundation for Service-Oriented Enterprise

| Point of View

Capgemini leverages its Integrated Architecture Framework to streamline a best practice approach


The Situation - NATO's medium to long-term (up to 15 years) requirements warrant an interoperable capability to meet the political consultation, crisis management, civil emergency planning, and military command and control needs of the Alliance. In order to meet and manage these requirements the organization uses an overarching architecture (OA) to develop and maintain a top-down description of the desired configuration of the NATO C3 (Consultation, Command & Control) System.


The Solution - NATO’s OA has been developed by applying the Agency’s Architecture Engineering Methodology (AEM), an amalgamation of best practice from industry as well as academia, and including Capgemini’s Integrated Architecture Framework. The architecture products are formatted according to the NATO Architecture Framework


The Result - The OA was developed using a Service-Oriented approach. All types of services are included: Operational/Business, Information, User/IS and Technical Infrastructure. The scope of services coming under the OA umbrella is now being extended to include NATO Network Enabled Capabilities (NNEC). NNEC encompasses elements like linking collectors, effectors and decision makers together.