U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7210.3
Y
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
       

Part 7. SYSTEM OPERATIONS SECURITY

Chapter 20. Operations Security, Strategic and Tactical

Section 1. Organizational Missions

20-1-1. SYSTEM OPERATIONS SECURITY MISSION

The System Operations Security mission is to balance the demands of homeland security/national defense with the operational integrity and economic consideration of the National Airspace System (NAS). System Operations Security coordinates to preserve national security regarding real time operational issues and events in the NAS. This commitment is fostered through interagency coordination at the strategic and tactical levels with the communication of dynamic decision making during real time events.

20-1-2. STRATEGIC OPERATIONS SECURITY MISSION

Strategic Operations Security is responsible for the planning and coordination of homeland security/national defense needs within the NAS. In this capacity, Strategic Operations Security is the focal point for all internal and external security requests that impact the NAS. Strategic Operations Security is responsible for communicating the implementation of all operational security procedures and any impacts on the NAS.

20-1-3. TACTICAL OPERATIONS SECURITY MISSION

Tactical Operations Security is responsible to ensure the real-time coordination and implementation of security procedures within the NAS mainly through the Domestic Events Network, (DEN) and National Capital Region Coordination Center, (NCRCC). Tactical Operations Security is the focal point for all active security measures and adjustments made for security and/or operational considerations. Tactical Operations Security is also responsible for the coordination of intelligence reporting and its nexus to the operational aspects of the NAS.

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