In Other News: DOD Completes Study of Schools’ Physical Security; Air Force Community Partnership Program Launches Newsletter

In Other News: DOD Completes Study of Schools’ Physical Security; Air Force Community Partnership Program Launches Newsletter

The DOD Education Activity has completed a draft assessment of the physical security of the department’s schools, following a request three months ago by the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The draft now is being reviewed by defense personnel officials and the military services. “We are looking at working with the services on how we can we improve, and what resources we can employ to prevent the unthinkable,” DODEA Director Thomas Brady told Military Times. No one has broached the possibility of arming teachers or other school employees, Brady said. … The Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) program last week published the first edition of its new quarterly newsletter. (Scroll down and click on the “AFCP Newsletter” link in the right margin under “AFCP Resources.”) The inaugural issue highlights the service’s latest partnerships, the recent delegation of authority to installation commanders to enter into intergovernmental support agreements (IGSAs) and the program’s focus on enterprise-wide initiatives. Since the AFCP program began in 2013, 62 participating installations have forged 335 agreements with host communities, generating more than $50 million in savings to the federal government; 10 IGSAs have been signed to date, with at least seven in the pipeline.

 

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