Section 3. Operational Line of Authority
Under the general supervision of the Director, System Operations Security, the Manager of Tactical Operations Security is authorized to direct security-related air traffic actions coordinated through ATC facilities, to support national defense, homeland security, and law enforcement efforts. The manager operationally executes these actions through the ATO's Air Traffic Security Coordinators (ATSC).
- 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.