How to establish a National Codification Bureau (NCB)
4.Senior Command approval.
a.Agreement to adopt the NATO Codification System (NCS) and the Pacific Area Cataloguing System (PACS)
b.Agreement to establish a National Codification Bureau (NCB)
c.Approval to proceed to implement.
1.Appoint NCB Management Team and provide accommodation.
2.Produce Implementation Project Time-line.
3.Capital Project Funding Proposals.
4.Obtain Policy and Procedural advice from a PACS/NCS participating nation.
5.Appoint Single Service Logistics Representative to the NCB for single service access points of contact and for technical information.
6.Familiarisation visits to NCS NCBs for determining operating methods, concepts, practices, etc.
7.External planning and codification courses.
8.Establish bi-lateral agreement with the USA.
a.Exchange of data
c.Acquisition of FSC Tables
d.Acquisition of FSC Handbooks
e.Acquisition of future support
1.Obtain sponsorship to the NATO Codification System through NATO Committee AC/135.
2.Approval of sponsorship by AC/135.
a.Assignment of Nation Code for NIINs
b.Assignment of Nation Code for NCAGEs
c.Ratification of STANAGs
d.Issue of ACodP-1 Publications
e.Issue of subscription to NATO MCRL
3.Develop and manage test information system and codification systems in compliance with the rules defined in ACodP-1.
4.Appoint staff and undertake codification, rationalisation and standardisation tasks.