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
       

Section 5. Coordination

20-5-1. COORDINATION

Coordinate through verbal and automated methods. When available, use tools that permit common situational awareness.

20-5-2. COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION

a. When time and mission requirements permit, utilize communication techniques that emphasize consensus decision making.

b. In a tactical situation, verbal communication will be sufficient for the exercising of the authority within this section.

c. The NAS Daily Security Report will be maintained by an ATSC and will be utilized to record any verbal decisions and operational security matters within the NAS.

20-5-3. RESPONSIBILITIES

a. System Operations Security must:

1. Coordinate with all facilities affected by a pending or recurring security measure.

2. Ensure interagency coordination regarding any security measure within the NAS.

3. Facilitate coordination between defense/security forces and air traffic facilities.

4. Initiate inquiries regarding ATC involvement in security infractions.

b. Field facilities must:

1. Communicate and coordinate with System Operations Security and external agencies regarding security measures and associated operations in the NAS.

2. Report aviation security incidents in a timely manner.

3. Utilize the DEN for the communication of potential security related issues.

4. Ensure compliance with Agency security policies and tactical decisions.

5. Remain responsible for the safety of air traffic while achieving compliance with security initiatives.

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