USSTRATCOM Command and Control Facility

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

The USSTRATCOM command and control headquarters complex is one of eight U.S. Department of Defense joint forces command centers. The facility consists of three major components: an administrative facility Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF); a Global Operation Center (GOC) with a High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) shielding; and two secure data centers. The remaining facility contains convertible open storage administrative support spaces, as well as a 400-seat auditorium; conference center; training center; two cooling tower/generator facilities; a loading and warehouse building; and a visitor center. Together with the headquarters, these facilities form a cohesive military headquarters compound.

Due to the importance of the USSTRATCOM mission—detecting and deterring strategic  attacks against the U.S. and our allies—the global operation center is designed to maintain 24/7 operation for up to two weeks after mission support facilities have been destroyed. The structural design can withstand high wind speeds of 140 mph. 

The secure mission-critical administrative office spaces accommodate the three different types of space required: SCIF, open storage, and non-classified offices. However, all administrative spaces are capable of meeting SCIF ICS 705-1, DCID 6/9 Physical Security Standards, and can convert to different office types as the organization's needs change.

USSTRATCOM is being designed to LEED Gold certification standards.

  • Sustainable Features: Construction Waste Management, Heat Island Reduction Strategies, LEED Registered, Light Pollution Reduction, Local/Regional Materials, Low-Emitting Materials, Occupant Lighting Control, Occupant Thermal Control, Recycled-content Materials, Recycling , Stormwater Management, Water Efficient Landscaping, Water Use Reduction
  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 912,000 SF (84,750 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Related Projects: Architecture, Defense, Federal, Federal Architecture, Mission Critical, Science & Technology