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SPRING 2014

Military Police contains information about military police functions in maneuver and mobility support, area security, law and order, internment/resettlement, and police intelligence operations.

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MILITARY POLICE . 19-14-1 9 objectives within the ATSP are tied to, or have implications associated with, risk management. Explicit Antiterrorism Program Link to the APP Draft Army Regulation (AR) 525-XX-A, The Army Protection Program, describes the APP policy. 7 The APP applies risk management processes in integrating protection programs into Army operations, expanding program oversight, ensuring senior leader accountability, and facilitating informed decisionmaking and resource allocation. The Army Antiterrorism Program is one of 12 functional elements within the APP. The APP integrates, synchronizes, and effectively prioritizes and uses the resources of APP functional elements and enabling functions (with the associated risk management processes) to enable the execution of Army missions in all-threats/all-hazards environ ments. The APP supports operational objectives and will serve as the primary means for the Army to support DOD Mission Assurance Strategy execution. The Antiterrorism Program is also an element of APP assessments, which cover Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and Army National Guard program, plan, and mission execution perfor- mance. The APP facilitates stand-alone facilities, installations, and commands in nesting their protection programs and efforts with Army strategic priorities. Stand-alone facilities, installations, and commands execute the APP to ensure that tactical and operational vulnerabilities do not compromise strategic and operational capabilities. As the offce with primary responsibility for the APP, the Army Protection Directorate (G-34), Headquarters, Department of the Army (DA), annually updates the Army prioritized protection list to identify and rank installations using an objective methodology that accounts for various factors, including standard garrison organization input, strategic functionality and criticality, and the threat. The APP policy also requires that commanders develop integrated protection plans to address the continued execution of mission-essential functions; other operational requirements; the protection of critical assets; personnel security, as determined by mission analysis; and means that the command will use to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards. Given the importance of the Army's ability to support national security objectives, critical infra structure risk management policy and doctrine are of increasing importance among the APP functional elements. Draft AR 525-XX-A specifcally prescribes that any Army or DOD task- or defense-critical asset must rise to the top of the critical asset list for a stand-alone facility or an installation and thereby receive a heightened level of analysis in terms of a holistic risk assessment. Mission Assurance: The Way Ahead Mission assurance is an integrative process designed to ensure the availability, function, and resilience of assets and capa bilities critical for DOD to carry out its functions and assigned missions. The Mission Assurance Strategy addresses all threats and hazards regarding the readiness of critical capabilities and, when fully implemented, will synchronize existing protection-related risk management programs and provide senior leaders with increased visibility and knowledge to assist in decisionmaking. The Mission Assurance Strategy also establishes and will sustain a methodology to manage risk, enabling DOD leaders at all levels to make informed, risk-based decisions. This will enhance resilience and support the prioritization and allo cation of resources to mitigate risks across missions, policies, plans, and programs. The Mission Assurance Strategy advocates strengthening successful initiatives and establishing new mecha nisms and activities while conforming to the current fscal environment. Progress will be measured by the success in achieving specifed objectives. Mission assurance efforts will support the enhancement of four Mission Assurance Strategy pillars: y Identify and prioritize Headquarters, DA, critical assets, sup porting assets, functions, and critical missions. y Develop and implement a comprehensive, integrated mission assurance risk management framework. y Use risk-informed decisionmaking to optimize risk manage- ment solutions. y Partner to reduce risk. The Mission Assurance Strategy Implementation Framework To ensure the collaboration and synchronization of existing defense and protection-oriented risk management processes, the Mission Assurance Strategy will be implemented through horizontal and vertical approaches. Horizontal integration involves collaboration on protection programs and missions at the installation, component, and DOD levels to holistically understand criticality, threats, hazards, vulnerabilities, and the consequences of the loss of an asset or capability on mission accomplishment. In addition, horizontal integration involves ensuring that the efforts of the protection communities help shape broader plans and operations across protection programs and missions. It also ensures that all protection-related programs and missions follow a standardized, integrated process for conducting risk management activities to help inform decisionmakers about the potential risks to plans, operations, and missions. Vertical integration focuses on ensuring that risk assessments and management information are continually shared between all echelons of command and that risk awareness decisions are made at the appropriate levels. Initially, the Mission Assurance Strategy will focus on the development of policy for the horizontal integration of risk assessment and on installation level mitigation efforts in the areas of the Antiterrorism Program; the continuity- of-operations initiative; the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program; information assurance measures; the Installation Vanderlinden.1.indd 11 3/21/2014 1:10:47 PM

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