When the security survey is complete, it provides a
picture of the existing alarm systems and the location
of each. It also shows the number and location of
manned posts, the number of personnel at these posts,
and the schedule of each.
With these facts in hand, the AIS technical manager
can evaluate existing access controls and protection
measures, identify areas where remedial measures are
needed, and select specific measures.
Always consider the use of various types of security
hardware devices to augment the existing personnel
protective force. Through the use of such devices, it
may be possible to save on operating cost.
Operation plans and the commands organizational
manual are prepared and executed for the
accomplishment of the commands specific mission.
These operation plans assume normal working
conditions, the availability of command resources and
personnel, and a normal working atmosphere. Despite
careful use of preventive measures, there is always
some likelihood that events will occur that could
prevent normal operations and interfere with the
command accomplishing its mission. For this reason,
contingency plans are included in the AIS security
program. For the purpose of this chapter, we refer to
these contingency plans as the Continuity of Operations
Three different types of contingency plans makeup
a COOP security program for an AIS facility:
Emergency response. There should be
procedures for response to emergencies, such as
fire, flood, civil commotion, natural disasters,
bomb threats, and enemy attack, to protect lives,
limit the damage to naval property, and minimize
the impact on AIS operations.
Backup operations. Backup operation plans
are prepared to ensure essential tasks (as
identified by the risk analysis) can be completed
subsequent to disruption of the AIS and that
operations continue until the facility is
sufficiently restored or completely relocated.
Recovery. Recovery plans should be made to
permit smooth, rapid restoration of the AIS
facility following physical destruction or major
Each AIS facility should establish and appoint
members to a formal board to construct, review, and
recommend command procedures for approval in
creating a COOP program. Figure 4-12 shows
suggested tasks and how they may be set up and
assigned. Each AIS facility will need to adapt to its own
special circumstances and make full use of the resources
available to it.
The term emergency response planning is used here
to refer to steps taken immediately after an emergency
occurs to protect life and property and to minimize the
impact of the emergency. The risk analysis should be
reviewed by the AIS technical manager to identify
emergency conditions that have particular implications
for AIS operations, such as protection of equipment
during a period of civil commotion and subsequent to a
natural disaster (fire or flood, for example). Where civil
commotion and natural disaster are found, local
instructions should be developed and implemented to
meet the special needs of the AIS facility. These
instructions and procedures may be designated the
Loss Control Plan and implemented as part of COOP.
Loss control can be particularly important to the
AIS facility. In a number of recent fires and floods, the
value of being prepared to limit damage is amply
demonstrated. By reviewing operations and the
locations of critical equipment and records with shift
leaders, the AIS technical manager can develop
measures to use in case of an emergency. The
guidelines should be similar to the following:
Notify online users of the service interruption.
Terminate jobs in progress.
Rewind and demount magnetic tapes; remove
Power down AIS hardware and cover with
plastic sheeting or other waterproof material.
Put tapes, disks, run books, and source
documents in a safe place.
Power down air-conditioning equipment.
If evacuation of work areas is ordered or likely,
instruct all personnel to: