NCOIC Adds Five Members to Growing Technical Consortium

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), a non-profit international consortium, closed out 2005 with the addition of five new members, four from outside the United States. Membership of the NCOIC is now comprised of member organizations from 16 countries.

  • Instrumentointi Oy of Finland
  • International Data Links Society of the United States
  • Maritime Technical Centre R&D Institute of Poland
  • Military Communication Institute of Poland
  • OrderOne Networks of Canada

"The participation of companies like these is critical to our continuing success in providing a global approach to interoperability," said Paul Allen of IBM, who was chairman for NCOIC Membership in 2005. "In 2006 our efforts will be increasingly focused on strengthening participation of entities outside of the United States so that we can sustain the truly global perspective of our efforts."

About the NCOIC
The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is a not-for-profit international corporation 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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