Starfleet Strategic Command was a division of the Federation Starfleet responsible for defensive strategies and related issues. As of 2372, Admiral Jeremiah Hayes held a key position in Starfleet Strategic Command. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: The Insolence of Office) Starfleet Strategic Command was developed to umbrella Tactical, Intelligence and Security divisions; serving to streamline operations within these divisions, as interests between these divisions tended to overlap. Strategic Command has absorbed the Strategic Operations department, which now serves as a standard Operations department within the Command. Strategic Command provides oversight and coordination while allowing independent operation within the divisions.