Occar Security Agreement

The agreement between the two organisations ensures the protection of NATO classified information available to meet the alliance`s requirements and ensure compliance with NATO Standardisation Agreements (STANAGS). NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Patrick Bellouard, Director of the Organisation for Joint Armaments Cooperation (OCCAR), met on 5 February at Alliance Headquarters to sign an agreement on information security. Other States may participate in OCCAR programmes without becoming a Member State. Currently, EU and/or NATO member countries Turkey, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Poland participate in one or more OCCAR programmes without being officially members. [1] The OCCAR Convention was signed in Farnborough on 9 September 1998 and entered into force on 28 January 2001. . The Joint Organization for Cooperation on ARmement (Joint Organization for Cooperation on ARmement); OCCAR) is a European intergovernmental organization that facilitates and manages collaborative weapons programs throughout their life cycle between the nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The highest decision-making body of OCCAR as a business organisation is the Board of Supervisors (BoS). Each OCCAR programme is overseen by a Programme Council (strategic decisions) and a Programme Committee (operational decisions). The programmes are implemented by the OCCAR Executive Administration (OCCAR-EA) in accordance with the decisions of the supervisory bodies.

Occar-EA is headed by the Director of OCCAR (Matteo Bisceglia since September 2019) and consists of a headquarters and program departments. OCCAR-EA employs more than 300 people. The cis security requirements for OCCAR Restricted Information Annex OMP 11-D (Guidance Forms to OMP 11) are available under item 11 – Guidance Forms OCCAR was established on 12 November 1996 by the Ministers of Defence of France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. However, legal status was not achieved until January 2001, when the parliaments of the four founding nations ratified the OCCAR Convention. Other European nations may join OCCAR, subject to their effective participation in a substantial cooperation programme involving at least one OCCAR partner and ratification of the OCCAR Convention. . . .