1. The NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles (NISP) is developed by the NATO Consultation, Command and Control (C3) Board Interoperability Profiles Capability Team (IP CaT).
2. The NISP will be made available to the general public as ADatP-34(K) when approved by the C3 Board.
3. The included interoperability standards and profiles (Volume 2) are mandatory for use in NATO common funded Communications and Information Systems (CIS). Volume 3 contains candidate standards and profiles.
4. In case of conflict between any recommended non-NATO standard and relevant NATO standard, the definition of the latter prevails.
5. In the NISP the keywords "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" are to be interpreted as described in [IETF RFC 2119].
Architecture Building Block
Architecture Capability Team
Allied Communications Publication
Allied Data Publication - Cover publication for the NISP
Base Standards Profile
Consultation, Command and Control
Combined Communications Electronic Board (military communications-electronics organization established among five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States)
Core Enterprise Services Framework
Community of Interest
Coalition Interoperability Assurance and Validation (Working Group)
Communication and Information Systems
Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination eXercise
Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
Federated Mission Networking
Interoperability Point: A definition of "IOP" will be incorporated in 2017: from MC-593 (23. February 2015) Minimum level of C2 service capabilities in support of combined joint NATO led operations
Interoperability Profiles Capability Team
Multilateral Interoperability Programme
NATO Architecture Framework
NATO Defence Planning Process
NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Non govermental organization
Request for Change
Service Data Sheet
Service Interoperability Point
Definition is to be found in EAPC(AC/322)D (2006)0002-REV 1): SIOP is a reference point within an architecture where one or more service interfaces are physically or logically instantiated to allow systems delivering the same service using different protocols to interoperate.
Note: A service interoperability point serves as the focal point for service interoperability between interconnected systems, and may be logically located at any level within the components, and its detailed technical specification is contained within a service interface profile.
Service Interface Profile
Subject Matter Expert
Service Oriented Architecture
NATO abbreviation for STANdardization AGreement, which set up processes, procedures, terms, and conditions for common military or technical procedures or equipment between the member countries of the alliance.
Tactical Communication Programme
6. NISP gives guidelines to capability planners, programme managers and test managers for NATO common funded systems in the short or mid-term timeframes.
7. The NISP prescribes the necessary technical standards and profiles to achieve interoperability of Communications and Information Systems in support of NATO's missions and operations. In accordance with the Alliance C3 Strategy (ref. C-M(2014)0016) all NATO Enterprise (ref. C-M(2014)0061) entities shall adhere to the NISP mandatory standards and profiles in volume 2.
8. Other activities, that assure interoperability within the alliance should list their profiles in the NISP.