News: VTANG measures up to DoD Vulnerability Assessment
Story by Airman 1st Class Dana Alyce-Schwarz
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - In August, the 158th Fighter Wing underwent a weeklong Vulnerability Assessment of their Antiterrorism Program.
The assessment is part of an annual requirement mandated by the Department of Defense, usually conducted by installation personnel, every three years it is performed by Higher Headquarters Air Force or DoD staff. This year it was conducted by the Joint Integrated Service Vulnerability Assessment (JSIVA) Team. The JSIVA team is managed by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), based out of Fort Belvoir, VA.
Programs and procedures throughout the installation were assessed to verify compliance with both DoDI and AFI requirements. Physical Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Protection, Communications, Antiterrorism, Risk Management and Security Operations were all under review.
The goal going forward is to ensure that everyone on base works together to meet all Antiterrorism Program requirements, said Capt. Christopher Bean, Wing Antiterrorism Program Manager.
The assessment was to gauge the strengths of the installation and identify areas that may need updates, improvements and or additional protections.
“We’re going to refocus on the requirements,” said Capt. Bean, “and make sure that our programs and program reviews are capturing everything that we need them to.”
Capt. Bean said that to implement these goals personnel will work together as an installation to improve our Antiterrorism Program, better utilize resources, improve communication and established methods to better meet Air Force and DoD expectations.