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1 Commander’s Corner Commander’s Corner 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Presented By: Joseph Hall, Jr. Deputy Director, IT

2 Definition Definition “Information Technology is the use of hardware, software, services, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information.” “Information Technology is the use of hardware, software, services, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information.” 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO.

3 Keys to Success Keys to Success 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Technology – CAP IT strives to provide CAP with efficient technical resources that will advance the delivery of cost-effective and reliable organizational services. Technology – CAP IT strives to provide CAP with efficient technical resources that will advance the delivery of cost-effective and reliable organizational services. Data integrity - Data integrity - CAP IT strives to provide 100% integrity of data on the network level from any loss or corruption. Support - The objective of CAP IT is to provide excellent customer support. We have established and are constantly evaluating and enhancing organization relationship procedures. Excellence - CAP IT commits to perform all tasks with diligence and excellence. Excellence - CAP IT commits to perform all tasks with diligence and excellence. Professionalism - The ambition of the department is that all staff will relate to employees or members with the highest standards of professionalism. This includes treating other people with courtesy, respect and honesty, as well as doing our work in a timely and proficient manner. Professionalism - The ambition of the department is that all staff will relate to employees or members with the highest standards of professionalism. This includes treating other people with courtesy, respect and honesty, as well as doing our work in a timely and proficient manner.

4 IT Organization Chart IT Organization Chart 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Information Technology Deputy Director Joseph Hall, Jr. Information Technology Deputy Director Joseph Hall, Jr. Chief, Software Developme nt Tim Cooper Chief, Software Developme nt Tim Cooper System Analyst/ MS Exchange Manager Ervin Canada System Analyst/ MS Exchange Manager Ervin Canada Senior PC/ Help Desk Technician Joy Darwin Senior PC/ Help Desk Technician Joy Darwin Software Engineers Joey Barton Tim Moore Alex Nelson Vacant Software Engineers Joey Barton Tim Moore Alex Nelson Vacant Senior Computer Support Specialist Shontica Padgett

5 IT Resources IT Resources 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Staff – (8) Qualified IT professionals with a combination of 80 years of IT experience to include certified Microsoft professionals. Staff – (8) Qualified IT professionals with a combination of 80 years of IT experience to include certified Microsoft professionals. Data Center – AF provided secure data center to host CAP server farm to include 24/7 support with backup generator setup. Data Center – AF provided secure data center to host CAP server farm to include 24/7 support with backup generator setup. Servers – Physical and Virtual servers available in CAP server farm. Equipment – Laptops, Desktops, Servers (Physical and Virtual), Printers, etc. Equipment – Laptops, Desktops, Servers (Physical and Virtual), Printers, etc. Software – Common Microsoft business software suite. Ms Office, Microsoft.NET (VB/C#) platform & SQL database, CRM Helpdesk. Software – Common Microsoft business software suite. Ms Office, Microsoft.NET (VB/C#) platform & SQL database, CRM Helpdesk. eServices Software Applications – The IT software development team maintains approx 150 web applications available on eServices. eServices Software Applications – The IT software development team maintains approx 150 web applications available on eServices. Business Continuity – Mirror/Disaster Recovery Site located in Nashville, TN. Business Continuity – Mirror/Disaster Recovery Site located in Nashville, TN.

6 Available IT Resources Available IT Resources 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. What’s Available? Hardware A laptop and printer/scanner/fax at each unit Software QuickBooks - Wing Accounting Software Sertifi - Electronic Signature Services SmartVault – Finance Online Document Storage AVG GRISOFT – Antivirus Software CAPNHQ-hosted applications (eServices,WMIRS, etc) Wing Commanders Program Management Library Provides Commander with shortcuts to essential program management issues. Member Benefits Please visit

7 Available IT Resources Available IT Resources 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Field Help Desk How to submit a Help Desk request: https://capnhq.crmdesk.com/home.aspx (877) ext. 290 Web-based Help Desk System Allows members to input issues and requests Assures calls for help are not missed Allows for better time management We need your help For better service, please encourage your members to use the Web-based Help Desk. Best Practice – in-house “eServices” experts. These members are the first contact for help

8 Data Security 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is confidential information about an individual that can be used to identify or trace an individual’s identity. Examples of PII include, but are not limited to, social security number; age; marital status; race; date and place of birth; telephone numbers; other demographic, medical history, personal, medical and financial information. For more information on PII, see CAPR 1-2. Data Security Since 2005 over 608 million* personal data records have been compromised in the US!

9 Data Security (Con’t) 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Data Security (cont.) Most of these occurrences are not hacking incidents but lost or stolen equipment that has personal data on the equipment Encourage personnel to encrypt thumb drives with data on them so that if they are lost there is less risk of compromise. Delete copies of CAPWATCH downloads, scans of receipts, licenses, medicals, etc. off computers after use. Suggest that staff officers review and purge files in accordance with other publications so that records are not kept longer than necessary that could have PII; those that are kept for extended periods should be kept securely. for more information see

10 2013 Annual Conference – Denver, CO. Commander’s Corner WSA = Web Security Administrator WSA’s “hold the keys” to restricted applications Should only give commander-authorized permissions eServices automatically notifies commander of all WSA-generated permissions changes Automatic Application Assignment by Duty Position Permissions for some of the applications within eServices are currently tied to a members duty position as defined in the system. Application by Duty Position Report

11 2013 Annual Conference – Denver, CO. Commander’s Corner What's available? Entry area News and links specific to commanders Admin Section Online Calendar, Organizational Information, and Image Upload for photo id cards Approvals\Validations One stop shop for all approvals and validations Reports Validate permissions to apps & duty assignments OPSEC Entry Assign permissions to 5 members in your unit to enter OPSEC training completion in Ops-Qualifications app

12 2013 Annual Conference - Denver, Co. Commander’s Corner Commander’s Corner Beta Testers Allow 2 members in your unit to help test eServices applications Temporary Permissions Short term “commander” permissions to a deputy Only possible for Vice/Deputy Commander, Operations Officer, Deputy Commander for Seniors, or Chief of Staff Gather s Allows gathering of addresses for members in your unit Only place addresses in the Blind Carbon Copy Section (BCC). Safety Suggestions View Safety Suggestions submitted by your unit’s members WMIRS e108 Approval Authorization (Wing CC only) Commanders Dashboard View Unit, Group and Wing Performance metrics

13 2013 Annual Conference – Denver, CO. Commander’s Corner Commander’s Corner Communication Tools notifications to CC of upcoming changes to eServices. RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication) Great way to push data out to members. Please encourage members to subscribe! Gather address applications Easy way to communicate with your members Resource Report provides addresses for all current Qualifications. These applications are only as good as the s in the system. Please ask members to update their addresses!!

14 National IT Committee National IT Committee 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Mr. Joseph Hall, Jr (NHQ)Chairman Lt. Col William N. Hughes (NYWG)Vice Chairman Col. William Kay (NDWG) Col. Joseph V. Sirois (NJWG) Lt. Col Peter L. Andersen (IDWG) Lt. Col Alex Bodnar (DEWG) Lt. Col Carol M. Heeringa (GLR) Maj. Jerald L. Green (TXWG)

15 National IT Committee (Cont.) National IT Committee (Cont.) 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Maj. Howard N. LaPierre (CAWG) Capt. Frank Bisono (WAWG) Capt. Neil E. McNeight (WAWG) Capt. Radivoje R. Rakic (ILWG) Capt. Kristian Walker (MIWG) Mr. Tim Cooper (NHQ) Mr. Louis J. Piccotti (NHQ)

16 WMIRS V.2 Working Group WMIRS V.2 Working Group 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Col Brian Bishop (PCR)Chairman Col Brian Bishop (PCR)Chairman Mr. Joseph Hall, Jr. (NHQ)Vice Chairman Col. Michael J. Murrell (NHQ) Lt. Col Diana L. Carlson (FLWG) Lt. Col William N. Hughes (NYWG) Lt. Col William N. Hughes (NYWG) Mr. John Desmarais (NHQ) Mr. Terry Raymond (NHQ)

17 Recent IT Successes Recent IT Successes 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. IT is responsible for the successful deployment of technology to support CAP’s strategic goals, as well as the tools and infrastructure needed to deliver first-class services to CAP. In addition to maintaining the mission critical applications that assist CAP members with their everyday business needs and completing the annual field computer buy, IT is responsible for the successful development, deployment and maintenance of several programs. Below is a recent list of system changes: Ask The Commander Chaplain Corps Reporting – added new reports at the request of CAP/HC Commander’s Corner Commander’s Dashboard Unit and Group level metrics.

18 Recent IT Successes Recent IT Successes 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Learning Management System (LMS) – provides one-stop shopping for online Professional Development courses. Membership System – Membership Applications to include Approvals, Promotions, Transfer, and Retirement Modules. Operational Resource Management System (O.R.M.S) - National on-line property database management application used to control all CAP non-expendable property. Skills Evaluator Training Module Implementation in Operations-Qualifications (SET) – Give CAP Regions and Wings the capability to appoint evaluators for each Emergency Services qualification in Operations-Qualifications in accordance with CAPR 60 ‐ 3. Various Aerospace Education Modules to support AE initiatives. Various Public Affairs Modules to support PA initiatives.

19 Upcoming IT Project Releases Upcoming IT Project Releases 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. IT resources and applications play a critical role in CAP’s future. Over the next two years, IT will continue to make strides in support of CAP’s paperless initiatives by developing and enhancing mission critical applications such as: Provide development and support for each directorate in achieving their CAP Strategic Planning Objectives Awards and Decorations nomination and approval application Cadet Duty Assignment Module eServices Version 2.0 IG Inspection Discrepancy Module ORMS Version 2.0 Professional Development Tracking and Awards Module WMIRS Version 2.0

20 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO. Please complete the 2013 conference survey online for a chance to win a FREE registration to the 2014 conference in Las Vegas Online Seminar Evaluation

21 Questions 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – DENVER, CO.


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