Naval Computer and Telecommunications
Area Master Station Pacific
In October 1997 Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific Detachment Oahu changed their names to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific Detachment Oahu, respectively. The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command (NCTC) initiated the changes to provide a more accurate description of the assigned areas of responsibility. NCTAMS EASTPAC provides administrative, strategic and tactical communications support to Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT). With the realignment of Indian Ocean and Western Pacific communications support, NCTAMS EASTPAC is now responsible for the management of major communications facilities throughout the Pacific Ocean. NCTAMS EASTPAC's area of responsibility is no longer limited to the Eastern Pacific as reflected by its current name.
The Command's primary mission is to provide automated information and telecommunications support and services to local, regional, and global customers in support of Unified Commanders and the Department of Defense; worldwide naval high frequency direction and routing control of all messages in the Naval Finding Telecommunications System; operational direction for all Telecommunications System assets on Oahu, Midway Island, Alaska and the entire West Coast; coordination of all military Defense Switching Network and commercial telephone services on the island of Oahu.
The Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, provides operational direction and control, and delegates day to day operational unit control to Commander Third Fleet and Commander Submarine Force Pacific. NCTAMS PAC provides operational direction for subordinate commands within the area of responsibility which includes: Naval Telecommunications Center, Puget Sound, Naval Computer Station, Stockton and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego, and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia.
NCTAMS PAC provides operational direction and management to all Pacific Telecommunication System users. In addition to this function, NCTAMS PAC manages, operates, and maintains Defense Communication System and Naval Telecommunication System assets and manages cryptologic resources for the Commander. Naval Security Group provides operational direction and management for the Department of Defense worldwide high frequency finding system and offers a full range of automated data processing and information resource services to the Navy and other Department of Defense activities in the Pacific.
The Information Systems Technology Center and the Consolidated Maintenance Department are located on Naval Station Pearl Harbor. NCTAMS PAC also provides general communications support to various commands and facilities through Naval Telecommunication Centers such as those located at Naval Telecommunication Center Camp Smith and Naval Telecommunication Center Pearl Harbor.
NCTAMS PAC's Facility Control Office (FCO) is responsible for day to day operations and maintenance of the Defense Communication System Facilities within the geographical area. The FCO controls 26 facilities located in Hawaii, the Aleutians, Kwajaalin, Johnston Island and New Zealand.
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