Section 3. Line of Authority
Deputy Director of System Operations (DDSO) and Manager, Tactical Operations Security are under the general supervision of the Director, System Operations Security. And as such, have been delegated all the rights and responsibilities of the Director.
- Air Traffic Security Coordinators (ATSCs) are air traffic control specialists that have been provided with additional training and responsibilities in the area of air security and air defense.
- The ATSC works under the general supervision of the Tactical Manager. In the absence of the Tactical Manager, the ATSC responsible for the Domestic Events Network (DEN) assumes the operational responsibility of System Operations Security.
- ATSCs assigned to liaison positions will normally be directly assigned at the Commanding General Officer staff level, such as Continental NORAD Region (CONR) or NORAD.