“At the 2012 Chicago Summit, the Alliance set itself a goal of developing “NATO Forces 2020” – modern, interconnected forces that are suitably equipped, trained, exercised and commanded, able to work together and with partners in any conceivable environment.“ (NATO source, October 2013).
"At the 2014 Wales Summit the NAC endorsed the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) as a key enabler in developing the goal NATO Forces 2020. CFI combines a comprehensive education, training, exercise, and evaluation programme with the use of cutting edge technology to ensure that Allied forces remain prepared to engage cooperatively in the future." (NATO Legal Gazette no. 36: "NATO Training and Exercises, November 2015).