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Emergency Operations Center (EOC): The physical location where information and resources support
incident management and on-scene operational activities. An EOC may be a temporary facility, or may be
located in a more permanently established facility, often near the SOC / AOC. It may be organized by major
functional disciplines (e.g., fire, law enforcement, medical services), by jurisdiction (e.g., federal, state,
regional, city, county), or in some combination.
Incident Command Post (ICP): The field location where the primary command functions are performed.
The ICP may be co-located with other incident facilities, or may be mobile.
Fusion Center: This is a relatively new concept that is used to provide intelligence to inform the judgment
of decision makers. Fusion Centers are not a true command control structure; they are a place where
multiple agencies can collaborate to provide resources, expertise, and information with the goal of
maximizing the ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and emergency activity.
Airport operations groups are usually participants / users rather than the host agency. Ideally, the fusion
center involves every level and discipline of government and private sector entities, although the level of
involvement will vary based on specific local circumstances or be constrained by resource limitations.
All aircraft operators operating at the airport including seasonal charter flights, scheduled air carriers, air
express operators and other operators are potential stakeholders that have requirements for the airport
security access control system. These stakeholders could be individually represented or via organizational
representation (such as the International Air Transport Association, A4A, Regional Airline Association, the
Cargo Airline Association, Charter Airline Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the
National Business Airline Association just to name a few).
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its sub-agencies (including the Transportation Security
Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement) along with the
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration are some of the federal organizations
that would be part of the communities of interest for a U.S. airport. In addition, the U.S. Department of
Defense would be a stakeholder and part of the community of interest depending on if it is a proximity issue
(of the military facility to the airport) or it is a full joint use facility.
The complement of Law Enforcement Officials (LEO) is categorized into federal, state and local, and tribal
jurisdictions for the purpose of this document. Airport stakeholder officials at an airport vary depending on
the operation at the facilities and its jurisdiction. If the airport facility is within the boundaries of a
municipality for instance, the LEOs might be further sub-divided into city, county or territorial officials and
some segments could be under the jurisdiction of military personnel in the case of a joint-use airport. Other
U.S. federally empowered agencies with stakeholder law enforcement include the Department of State (VIP
and diplomatic protection personnel), Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security
(Federal Air Marshals), Department of Justice (US Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug
Enforcement Agency, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) just to name a few. The
U.S. fifty federated states also maintain various branches of law enforcement as do local municipalities,
counties, territories and tribal entities.
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