Delaware Air Guard's 166th Airlift Wing successfully passes Air Force information assurance inspection

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The Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Airlift Wing has passed their inaugural Air Force Information Assurance Assessment and Assistance Program Inspection (IAAP). This first-time achievement for the wing benchmarks a mandatory on-site inspection to be held once every three years.

An inspection team from the Air Force Network Integration Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, visited the New Castle base May 9-11 to conduct this year's inspection, with the final results recently shared with the wing.

With a grading scale of either Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, the 166th Airlift Wing received an overall rating of Satisfactory. The communication security (COMSEC) portion of the inspection received a 100 percent pass rate, an error-free result with no negative write-ups.

The IAAP inspection is a "find and fix" review of all areas of Information Assurance to assess the effectiveness of the 166th Airlift Wing and unit IA programs. The inspection includes computer security, emissions security and communications security. It is critical in identifying and correcting vulnerabilities in wing network and computer security practices, policies and procedures.

Using an Air Force Information Assurance checklist, the inspectors canvassed the Delaware Air Guard's 166th Airlift Wing, visiting unit Information Assurance Officers and inspecting communications security accounts. In preparation for the inspection, wing offices conducted self inspections on all base agencies on the installation.

"This necessary inspection helps ensure that we stay focused on all aspects of cyber security and practice those smart practices needed to keep our data and communications safe, from managing passwords, to properly using portable electronic devices and personal digital assistants and the internet, to include all forms of communication," said Col. Jonathan H. Groff, wing commander, 166th Airlift Wing.

The Delaware ANG has 1,100 members, and continually deploys personnel and subordinate units around the globe.

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