- NATO Interoperability Policy
NATO is transforming itself to adapt to the challenges of the new and emerging security environment. The achievement of Alliance objectives, in particular in operations, largely depends on the smooth and close cooperation between national, multinational and NATO assets. Interoperability is not an end in itself but is a key enabler and an important capability multiplier. The NATO Interoperability Policy aims to provide the overarching framework for enhancing interoperability and to establish the basis for the development and validation of all supporting interoperability-related concepts, policies, strategies and processes, and for the development of NATO interoperability requirements. The document provides a definition for interoperability, notes the need for interoperability principles and requirements and describes arrangements for delineating responsibilities and coordination.