The CEPS Programme Office
The Programme Office is the executive body of the Programme. It is manned by little less than 40 NATO International Civilians (NIC), and its facilities are located in Versailles , France. The CEPS PO is an integral part of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the executive body of NSPO.
Under the authority of the CEPS Programme Manager, who is responsible for the financial management and the execution of the CEPS Programme, the CEPS PO coordinates all the Programme's operational, technical and financial activities. The CEPS PO organizes its activity around three main areas:
- The Technical Department, which is responsible for the coordination of the CEPS Infrastructure Plans, essential for the readiness of the system;
- The Operations Department, responsible for the coordination of the system's operation and the implementation of the military and commercial activity policies, including, contracts, tariffs and capacity management.
- The Finance Section, under the guidance of the NSPA Financial Controller, responsible for the Programme's financial management activities, including budgeting, execution and accounting of transactions.
- The CEPS PO also has a General Support Section for the logistics support of the Programme Office, an HR element to assist the PM's management of its workforce and a Plans and Policy Officer, who provides policy guidance to the PM through its Deputy.