The NCISS is embedded in the NCI Agency's Education & Training (E&T) Service Line (SL) for training delivery and provides cost-effective high quality formal individual training to personnel assigned to both NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS), the Alliance Nations, PfP and other organisations for the effective and efficient management, control, administration, operation and maintenance of NATO assigned Communications and Information Systems (CIS) as well as for defined Functional Services (FS)/Functional Area Services (FAS).
The NCISS offers CIS Orientation courses & Management training for selected staff personnel, supports exercises and contributes subject matter expertise when required to NATO CIS projects, conferences and work-shops.
The NCISS service catalogue contains certificated residential (In-House) “hands-on” training to NATO CIS personnel tailored to operational requirements of NATO CIS Legacy Systems or FS/FAS, allocated to NATO HQs or Alliance Nations.
If necessary due to the complexity of the expected training, in-house foundation as well as E-learning foundation courses are defined as the pre-requisites before students will attend NCISS residential training courses.As a special service, Mobile Training Teams (MTT) can deliver external “on-site” training on specific Subject Matter Areas to NCISS customers.
With the described services the NCISS contributes to the excellence of the NCI Agency in its function as the only NATO Training & Education Facility (NETF) within the Agency.
In 2014 the school received the “NATO Quality Assurance Unconditional Accreditation Award”, which formally appreciates the efforts to align NATO's Education and Training with international educational standards, to meet identified academic quality assurance minimum standards for curriculum development, and implements best practices to further enhance the quality of education and training.