Team members from Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Information Protection Directorate out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, visited Team Hill last week to perform a review of information, industrial, personnel and operations security programs.
During their visit, their focus for review was on information security, where they checked the protection of classified information, personnel security and ensured the trustworthiness of those having access to classified information, operations security and also industrial security.
"The Information Security Program Review is a staff assisted oriented review of the programs and are required at least every three years," said Marlene Meyer, AFMC Information Security Program manager.
The team consisted of three members including Rodney Perry, OPSEC Program manager, Richard Hebblethwaite, Industrial Security Program manager and Marlene Meyer, who was the team chief for this visit. The three-person team visited 16 units around Hill Air Force Base.
"We reviewed random samples of the unit's security programs ranging from the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Logistics Center and tenant units on the base," Perry said. "We also spent a day with the 75th ABW Information Protection office reviewing their information protection program management procedures, records and their overall effectiveness to this large and diverse base."
Perry said the team's goal was to enhance the overall information protection office and strengthen the command's information protection practices.
"By conducting these staff assistance visits, it is a win-win situation for the base and the command," Perry said. "We often discover benchmark security practices from Hill and other bases to share across the command plus, it gives us policy makers an opportunity to see and hear the impact of our past policy or pending policy from security managers in the field because the comments we receive are vital to ensure we as a command implement effective policy to our customers."
The reviews are a learning tool to help the base become more effective in the information protection security.
"During this visit, many things impressed us including, customer service and support, great attitude of the people, the quality of the programs, teamwork, and the vast array of missions on HAFB," Hebblethwaite said. "This is a total force base."