Aside from MNC NE's contribution, JFCBS was supported by a great many Allies and Allied entities, including NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) Lithuania. Attached to the MNC NE chain of command, its primary mission is to foster collaboration between national and NATO forces on a wide on a variety of security issues.
Additionally, the summit's safe execution was ensured by NATO partners from the Swedish Armed Forces who run a highly mobile laboratory linked into the Joint Force Task Operations Centre so that all data could be immediately transferred there. This close cooperation between multiple nations have proven viable and robust. "It can be achieved only when information is shared among all joint functions in real or close to real time, decisions are timely made, activities are coordinated and tasks properly executed," Ivanauskas says, and summarizes that working together towards a common goal lies at the very heart of NATO:
It gives you a profound understanding that you are not alone – not only in executing such big events but also military tasks within their framework.