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ATO Security

The System Operations Security Directorate mission is to:

  • Protect the U.S. and its interests from threats and other major incidents involving the Air Domain
  • Take appropriate action to mitigate the impact of threats, incidents, and associated security measures on the safety and efficiency of the National Air Space (NAS)
  • Act as a single focal point for our security aviation partners (e.g., DOD, DHS, LE, etc) and ATO facilities to enable safe and efficient integration of security operations and initiatives into the NAS
  • Translate the complex requirements of outside agencies for implementation by the ATO as part of the ATO’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)

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