NSPA to support and leverage Luxembourg Cyber Defence Cloud project

Source: NATO Support nad Procurement Agency (NSPA)

On 6 march 2023, Luxembourg's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Mr François Bausch, presented the new draft law on the Luxembourg Cyber Defence Cloud (LCDC). The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) will support Luxembourg with the acquisition, hosting, operation and maintenance of the LCDC and will use the Cloud for its own purposes.

“With the LCDC, we are strengthening Luxembourg’s cyber posture and we are taking a decisive step towards our strategic goal of building one of the most cyber-secure defences. By making this future state-of-the-art capability available to Allies, Luxembourg will significantly contribute to the common collective defence effort of NATO,” said François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister of Defence.

The future Cyber Defence Cloud will be hosted in secure data centres located in Luxembourg, with a level of protection that meets the highest international standards, providing highly secure and readily available computing and storage capacity. Thus, the LCDC will be able to store sensitive data, via different secured cloud environments. The support will be provided via one of NSPA’s Support Partnerships.

NSPA will also be one of the beneficiaries of this new capacity. NSPA will host its own IT services on the LCDC, as well as leveraging this capacity for new multi-national projects, which will be made available to NATO Allies. One such project is the implementation of a Digital Engineering platform for multinational acquisition, support and sustainment projects. This will include processes identification, data governance, change management requirements, and software market availability and maturity. Digital engineering is a digital transformation approach that integrates the complexity of various physical and digital lifecycle activities from conception to decommissioning of assets.

“By supporting Luxembourg’s Cyber Defence Cloud (LCDC), NSPA will also protect its own networks, increase resilience to cyber threats and help Allies develop their cyber capabilities,” said Stacy Cummings, NSPA’s General Manager.


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