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How to establish a National Codification Bureau (NCB)

Principles and framework of the Sponsorship program. This brochure also contains the standardization agreements (STANAGS) that must be adopted by a country seeking sponsorship.

BASELOG – Basic Tools for NATO Codification

Principles and framework of the BASELOG program that provides assistance to countries when developing their codification capabilities.

BASELOG Catalogue:

This brochure describes some of the services and tools available from NATO countries to assist new NCS countries.

NATO Mailbox System (NMBS):

A high level introduction to the NATO Mailbox System

NATO Automated Business System (NABS):

A high level introduction to NABS, a system being used to manage agendas and documents for the AC/135 meetings.

NATO Ammunition Database (NADB)

A high level introduction to the NATO Ammunition database.

All these brochures can be requested from NAMSA at the address mentioned above and most of them are available at the AC/135 Web site

The US has an extensive set of publications and user guides, which can be found on the website mentioned above.

J. Potential time frame for developing a National Codification Bureau.

This was the time frame recorded by New Zealand when they implemented their National Codification Bureau and NCS.

YEAR ONE:

1.Briefing paper to Senior Command on the merits of introducing a Standardised Materiel Management Language for use by the Armed Forces.

2.Senior Command's endorsement of the concept.

3.Establish a Working Party to determine and document current Armed Forces Item Identification practices.

4.Summarise results to Senior Command with a forecast of anticipated cost benefits of introducing a single system of Materiel Management for the Armed Forces and requesting approval to proceed.

YEAR TWO:

1.Approval to proceed from Senior Command.

2.Exploratory visit to a country which operates the NATO Codification System.

3.NCS adoption proposal to Senior Command.

Proposal to include:

a.Personal requirement for a National Bureau

b.Computer Hardware

c.Information Systems

d.Supporting Documentation Costs

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