NEWS | March 5, 2015

USSTRATCOM hosts ITWAA Stakeholders Conference

By U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, met with Department of Defense and service leaders to review and assess the status of Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITWAA) during a Nuclear Enterprise Stakeholder’s Conference hosted by USSTRATCOM Feb. 24, 2015, at Peterson AFB, Colo.

Other defense leaders joining Admiral Haney at the forum were Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander; Air Force Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander; Air Force Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander; Terry Halvorsen, Department of Defense acting Chief Information Officer; and Canadian Lt. Gen. J. A. J. Parent, North American Aerospace Defense Command deputy commander.

“The ITWAA stakeholder’s conference is important given the critical role tactical warning and attack assessment plays in our strategic enterprise and in 21st Century deterrence,” said Adm. Haney. “The goal for this forum was to focus on assessment of the strategic warning mission executed by USSTRATCOM and NORAD, and the leaders from all of the commands present are instrumental in accomplishing our global mission.”

USSTRATCOM leadership chairs stakeholder forums such as this to assess the health and direction of the Nation's strategic forces, including bomber, intercontinental ballistic missile and submarine forces, as well as the communication networks and sensors that tie them all together.

During the forum, members of the 223rd Space Communication Squadron MILSTAR Antenna Reference Unit Solution Team were recognized by Halvorsen and received coins from Haney for their selection as the recipients of the 2014 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Team Award.