Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium Adds Seven Members
72 Companies to Provide Best of Industry Technology

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) has announced the addition of seven member companies to its growing roster of partners, bringing to 72 the number of entities collaborating to provide an industry-wide technical approach to global network interoperability.

The Aerospace Corporation is a federally funded research and development center supporting national security, civil and commercial space programs. BearingPoint is a provider of business consulting, systems integration, and managed services. Crystal Group is a leading server manufacturer and systems integrator for mission-critical telecommunications and military installations worldwide. INDRA of Spain, is a provider of information technology, simulation and automated systems and maintenance. Objective Interface Systems, Inc. provides software developers with tools for building reliable, mission-critical systems. SAP Labs is a leading provider of business software solutions. Systematic Software Engineering A/S is an independent and privately owned software and systems company focusing on complex and critical information technology solutions within information and communications systems.

"In less then one year, the NCOIC has almost tripled in size, due in no small part to the critical advances we're making in our open architecture framework recommendations," said Paul Allen of IBM, who also serves as chairman for NCOIC Membership. "Although our rapid growth may be impressive, it's actually a very strong validation of our efforts and recognition that this consortium is on-track to significantly enhance the capabilities of our customers."

About the NCOIC

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is a not-for-profit international corporation that is committed to integrating existing and emerging open standards into a common evolving global framework, employing a common set of principles and processes, to assist with the rapid global deployment of network-centric applications. Established in 2004, the NCOIC consists of industry representatives from defense companies, large-scale systems integrators, information technology providers, and academia working in concert with advisory bodies consisting of government officials, standards groups and other stakeholders. For more information, visit

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