16 February 2011
AntiTerrorism Spotlight
Antiterrorism and Contracting Awareness
By Karen E. Sims
USAG Antiterrorism Officer
 
Terrorism is an enduring, persistent, world-wide threat to our Nation and to our Army forces.  The Army community must seek to understand the threat, detect and deter terrorist activities, ward and defend against the full range of terrorist tactics.

Antiterrorism awareness themes seek to focus efforts and instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect the Army community and critical resources from acts of terrorism. The theme for 2nd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2011 is Antiterrorism and Contracting Awareness.

Too many Army personnel are unaware of the potential terrorist risks associated with Army contracting.

The lack of effective Antiterrorism and contracting integration can put contractors and the capabilities they provide at the risk to a terrorist attack, as well as increase the risk of attacks against Army personnel and assets by personnel given access to our bases and installations.

Managing these risks requires everyone involved in the contracting process to recognize the problem and then ensure they take appropriate actions.  Ensure Antiterrorism security considerations are incorporated into contract requirement packages. 

Follow these recommendations:
* Consider Antiterrorism risk assessments when developing contract requirements - Antiterrorism Officers can assist. 

* Consider the impact of Random Antiterrorism Measures and Cccess Control when developing performance work statements.

* Consider the need for contractor personnel screening.

* Ensure all required Antiterrorism security measures are in place prior to the start of the contract.
* Conduct periodic inspections to ensure adherence to Access Control and other security procedures.
Supporting information, products are tools are available on AKO at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/portal/index.jsp to include:

* Sample Antiterrorism and Contracting Risk Assessment
* Sample Antiterrorism/OPSEC Review Cover Sheet

* Listing of Antiterrorism Security Measures

* Antiterrorism and Contracting Awareness Posters.
 
Photography Restrictions
There have been several recent incidents involving photography occurring at Fort Detrick.
PHOTOGRAPHYY IS NOT ALLOWED ON ANY OF FORT DETRICK'S INSTALLATIONS WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE DES AND PAO.

If you see anyone taking photos, or any other suspicious activity (listed below) on or around Fort Detrick and associated facilities, please IMMEDIATELY CONTACT the Provost Marshal Desk Sergeant at (301) 619-7114.

See something, say something!
 
Surveillance:

* use of binoculars, cameras or sketch pads inconsistent with ordinary tourist interest

* taking measurements of sites

  - notes locations of entrances, guard posts, security cameras, etc
* unusual interest in facility procedures

  - shift changes, security checks, incident responses, etc.

Assessing facility procedures and responses:

* Attempts to enter without credentials

* Possession or use of cloned vehicle

* Breaches or attempted breaches of security perimeters

* Possession of or attempts to obtain credentials, uniforms, passwords, or authorized vehicles

* Possession of fraudulent credentials or unauthorized genuine credentials

* Abandoned packages or vehicles

* Attempts to defeat facility security features (physical, procedural or cyber)

* Possession of or attempts to obtain facility plans, schedules or procedures

* Attempts to pose as vendor, contractor or other authorized personnel

* Attempts to smuggle contraband into or out of facility

* Acquisition or possession of explosives, explosive precursors or toxic chemicals
 
This list is not all-inclusive.Even if it isn't on this list, if the action appears suspicious, report it to the Provost Marshall Desk Sergeant at (301) 619-7114.
Posted by PAO

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