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
 Includes:  Change 1 and its Errata effective 7/24/14

Section 4. Supplemental Duties

20-4-1. DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN)

a. Domestic Event Network (DEN). A 24/7 FAA sponsored telephonic conference call network (recorded) that includes all of the air route traffic control centers (ARTCC) in the United States. It also includes various other Governmental agencies that monitor the DEN. The purpose of the DEN is to provide timely notification to the appropriate authority that there is an emerging air-related problem or incident.

b. Required ATC facility DEN participation.

1. All ARTCCs.

2. All facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR).

3. Approach control facilities must participate on the DEN during President of the United States (POTUS) TFRs, National Special Security Events (NSSE) affecting their area, or when directed by System Operations Security or the DEN Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC).

4. ATCT must participate on the DEN during arrival and departure phase of POTUS, Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS), First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) movements, or when directed by System Operations Security or the DEN ATSC.

5. If the ATC facility is not actively monitoring the DEN or have a dedicated line to the DEN, they should call into the DEN directly via (202) 493-4170.

6. All communication regarding real-time security concerns and operational impacts should be initiated and coordinated on the DEN. The premise of the DEN is a need to share versus a need to know.

7. The DEN is an open mode of communication and is not intended for classified information.

20-4-2. PRESIDENTIAL/UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (USSS) SUPPORTED VIP MOVEMENT

a. Tactical Operations Security, System Operations Support Center (SOSC), (202) 267- 8276, is responsible for the coordination, planning, and timely communication of POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movements and associated security measures.

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the real-time coordination of POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movement and tactical adjustments to security initiatives as coordinated with the USSS.

c. Tactical Operations Security personnel, working in conjunction with the USSS, are the final authority on adjustments to or implementation of no-notice security measures regarding POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movement.

d. All security initiative coordination regarding POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, or USSS supported VIP movements will be coordinated on the DEN. At no time should the exact location of the above be transmitted over the DEN.

e. Presidential Prohibited Areas (P-56A & B, P-40, etc.) are coordinated and managed by Strategic Operations Security working in concert with the USSS. The System Operations Support Center (SOSC), 202-267-8276, is responsible for waivers to prohibited areas. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the real time coordination of Prohibited Area violations. Field facilities are responsible for the tracking and processing of violators.

f. All security related requests to ATC facilities from external agencies (for example, Air and Marine Operations Center [AMOC], Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], USSS, etc.), unless critical or a life or death situation, must be referred to the DEN at (202) 493-4170.

20-4-3. SPECIAL INTEREST FLIGHTS (SIFs)

a. Special Interest Flights identified by FAA, the Department of Defense or other national security agencies are the responsibility of Tactical Operations Security and must be coordinated on the DEN real time.

b. Tactical Operations Security, System Operations Support Center, 202-267-8276, is responsible for advanced coordination regarding special interest flights from State Department designated special interest countries known to the Agency.

20-4-4. CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS AND CONTINUATION OF GOVERNMENT (COOP/COG)

a. Strategic Operations Security is responsible to establish Agency policies and procedures regarding COOP/COG activities.

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the coordination and accomplishment of Agency COOP/COG initiatives upon activation.

c. Tactical Operations Security, in conjunction with appropriate agencies, is the final authority regarding NAS operations involving COOP/COG activities.

20-4-5. CLASSIFIED OPERATIONS

a. Strategic Operations Security is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all classified operations that impact the NAS.

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible for the tactical coordination of classified operations in the NAS. Tactical Operations Security, in coordination with appropriate agencies, is the final authority regarding classified operations within the NAS.

20-4-6. INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATION

a. Tactical Operations Security must provide staffing at operational locations where intelligence and threat assessments potentially impacting the NAS are processed and reviewed.

b. Tactical Operations Security is responsible to communicate any intelligence/threat concerns with potential NAS impact to the Director, System Operations Security.

c. Tactical Operations Security personnel are responsible to correlate the feasibility of threats and the potential impact to the NAS.

d. Tactical Operations Security will work in conjunction with Strategic Operations Security to amend and/or implement national security procedures to mitigate any potential threats to the NAS.

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