PACAF stands up Information Protection Directorate

PACAF stands up Information Protection Directorate
PACAF stands up Information Protection Directorate 

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- As the cyberspace battlefield 
broadens, Pacific Air Forces leadership created the Directorate of 
Information Protection to effectively protect information across the 

The structure is mirrored at each wing across the area of 

The organization goal is to provide an enterprise-wide approach to 
prevent compromises, loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction, 
distortion or non-accessibility of information over the life cycle of 
information and ensure commanders have effective processes and the right 
people in place to provide a focused, seamless, functional and 
supportive environment for protecting information at all levels to 
conduct effective air, space and cyberspace operations.

Information protection refers to the collective policies, processes and 
use of risk management and mitigation actions instituted to prevent the 
compromise, loss or unauthorized access of information over its life 
cycle, regardless of physical form or characteristics.

Information protection encompass multiple disciplines and programs, such 
as Information security, Personnel Security, Industrial Security, 
Physical Security, Security Education Training, 
Classification/Declassification management, Original Classification 
Authority training, Operation Security, Communication Security, 
Sensitive Compartmental Information, Special Programs, Technical 
Communication, Foreign Disclosure, Public Release, and Restricted Data. 
These processes are executed through a collaborative established 
Security Advisor Groups at each installation.

"We want to change the culture of our personnel and make information 
protection methodologies routine and transparent to our business 
processes to correctly protect vital information on behalf of our 
warfighter," said Johnny Bland, PACAF/IP director. "Our goal is not only 
to protect sensitive information, controlled unclassified information 
and classified information, but to ensure every PACAF personnel 
understand the importance of protecting information. Information 
protection affects every PACAF active-duty member, Reservist, Guardsman, 
civil servant and contract employee, regardless of rank or position. We 
all have information protection responsibilities."

Senior leaders all agree that when Information protection staffs are 
fully mature, they will serve as a single entity to develop and execute 
policies and procedures to safeguard all levels and types of information 
using an enterprise-wide approach.

For more information, call DSN 449-2801/2802/2804.

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