690TH NETWORK SUPPORT SQUADRON

The 690th Network Support Squadron (NSS) is located at Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, Texas, and part of the 690th Cyberspace Operations Group (COG) and the 67th Cyberspace Wing (CW), also located at Lackland AFB, Texas.  These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).  The 690 NSS is home to the AFIN Mission Assurance Center (AMAC), which supports the Cyber Security and Control System (CSCS) weapons system.

The 690th Network Support Squadron (NSS) is located at Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, Texas, and part of the 690th Cyberspace Operations Group (COG) and the 67th Cyberspace Wing (CW), also located at Lackland AFB, Texas. These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). The 690 NSS is home to the AFIN Mission Assurance Center (AMAC), which supports the Cyber Security and Control System (CSCS) weapons system.


The 690th Network Support Squadron (NSS) is located at Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, Texas, and part of the 690th Cyberspace Operations Group (COG) and the 67th Cyberspace Wing (CW), also located at Lackland AFB, Texas.  These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).  The 690 NSS is home to the AFIN Mission Assurance Center (AMAC), which supports the Cyber Security and Control System (CSCS) weapons system.

History:

The 690th Computer Systems Squadron (CSS) was re-designated the 690 NSS on November 1, 2008.  At that time, the 690 NSS took on the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) mission.  The ESD was established as a centralized Air Force help desk and assisted in the consolidation of AF base Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) networks into one domain: the Air Force Network (AFNet).  To accomplish providing Tier 1 IT support for the entire Air Force, the 690 NSS had three detachments: Detachment 1 at Ramstein AB, Germany (now 691 COS); Detachment 2 at Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Ala.; and Detachment 3 at Hickam AFB, HI. (now 690 COS).  The 690 NSS automated account management with the creation of IAO Express and supported the development of Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (vESD), a desktop application which allows AF users to submit IT trouble tickets from their computer.  With the advent of these force-multiplying tools, the ESD mission was accomplished and stood down in May 2015.  Detachments 1 and 3 were re-designated to Cyberspace Operations Squadrons (COS), Detachment 2 was stood down, and the 690 NSS fully took on the AMAC mission in 2015.

Mission:

Provide tactical control of units conducting AFCYBER operations to ensure mission assurance for the full spectrum of Air Force missions and the development of Airmen as cyber operators.

Organization:
The 690 COG delegated the role of the AMAC to the 690 NSS, which performs tactical control for the AFNet (NIPR) and AFNet-S (SIPR).  The 690 NSS is organized into two flights: Cyber Operations Flight and Plans & Requirements Flight.  

The Cyber Operations Flight monitors the state of the AFNet and maintains situational awareness for events that occur.  It also coordinates operations for events such as ASI’s, CMI’s, and PONDS, by working with the Network Operations Squadrons (NOS) and base Communications Focal Points (CFP).  

The Plans & Requirements Flight maintains and supports enterprise tools, such as IAO Express, the ESD Portal, and vESD.  On the ESD Portal, base CFPs can access reports on their performance.  The 690 NSS also provides metrix and develops enterprise-wide processes and training initiatives in support of Strategic Communications. 

(Current as of nOV 2016)