PM-FPS Change of Charter Ceremony by ikz12691

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									                                                                                                         Summer 2007

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 PM-FPS Change of Charter                                    LTC Choung was born in Seoul, South Korea, and
                                                             immigrated to the United States in 1977. He and his
                                                             wife, Ji, have three daughters: Lizzie, Madeline, and
                      On 8 June 2007, LTC Brian P.           Christine.
                      Shoop formally passed com-
                      mand of PM-FPS to LTC James            Force Protection Joint
                      K. Choung at a Change of Char-         Experiment (FPJE)
                      ter Ceremony conducted by MG
                      Stephen V. Reeves, Joint Pro-          The FPJE is part of a Joint effort to achieve coordi-
                      gram Executive Officer for             nated, integrated force protection family of systems.
                      Chemical and Biological De-            It was created under the direction of the DOD Pysical
                      fense (JPEO-CBD). During the           Security Equipment Action Group (PSEAG) with
 course of the ceremony, MG Reeves thanked LTC               concurrence from the Joint Project Manager-
 Shoop for his outstanding service and leadership to         Guardian. FPJE is designed to inform, scope, and
 the Army and the PM-FPS Office for the fielding of          mitigate risk for the Joint Force Protection Advanced
 numerous security products to soldiers and their            Security System (JFPASS) Joint Capability Technol-
 families worldwide. LTC Shoop was awarded the               ogy Demonstration (JCTD) and provide insight to the
 meritorious service medal for these contributions and       Integrated Unit Base Installation Protection (IUBIP)
 his dedication.                                             Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA).

 LTC Choung was commis-                                      The IUBIP CBA, FPJE, and JFPASS JCTD, are col-
 sioned as a second lieutenant                               laborations from across the Services that include
 upon graduation from the US                                 combat developers, materiel developers, science and
 Military Academy at West                                    technology communities and other force protection
 Point in 1989. His military                                 agencies. The FPJE Integrated Product Team, in-
 education includes the Field                                cluding representation from all the Services and is
 Artillery Officer Basic and                                 working closely with the IUBIP CBA and JFPASS
 Advanced Courses, the Field                                 JCTD Teams. Results of the FPJE assist in defining
 Artillery Target Acquisition                                technological and operational possibilities and oppor-
 and Survey Officer Course and the Command and               tunities. It also will support the identification of joint
 General Staff College. He holds a master's degree in        force protection doctrine, organization, training and
 Biochemistry from the Boston University School of           education, material, leadership, personnel and facili-
 Medicine, and is a graduate of the Defense Acquisi-         ties solutions to provide next generation capabilities.
 tion University Program Manager's Course.

This semi-annual report is developed and distributed by the Office of the Product Manager, Force Protection Systems
(PM-FPS) in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13, paragraph 1-18f (18), 30 September 1993. It provides information to
members of the US Army physical security community and is distributed through Army Command Provost Marshals to per-
sonnel within their commands who are involved in physical security.
The FPJE includes successful execution of Integra-           demonstration showcased an integrated COP for
tion Assessments (IA) 1 and 2 conducted at Eglin Air         CBRNE and force protection systems, which in-
Force Base, FL, in March and June 2007. During               cluded unmanned ground robotic systems and un-
IA-1, the FPJE Team integrated command and con-              manned ground sensors. Key attendees included the
trol systems and sensors to define a relevant Com-           Deputy Commanding General for Material and Tech-
mon Operating Picture (COP). The result was                  nology, Assistant Commandant of the US Army
achievements that included an improved COP and               Military Police School, representatives from the Ma-
initial unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)- to-UGV                neuver Support Center, Office of the Secretary of
collaboration. The IA-1 bounded technical and op-            Defense Homeland Defense, US Army Northern
erational challenges and established a baseline force        Command J34, US Army Training and Doctrine
protection system and experimental process for fu-           Command Army Capabilities Integration Center,
ture IAs.                                                    DOD PSEAG, and the Army and Air Force Test and
                                                             Evaluation Commands.
During IA-2 in June 2007, several additional force
protection systems, including Chemical, Biological,          Future IAs will build
Radiological and Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE)               on the results and ex-
sensors, were added to the FPJE baseline and inte-           perience gained from
grated into the Tactical Automated Security System,          IAs 1 and 2. The IAs
Joint Battlespace Command and Control System, and            I and 2 brought sen-
COP. The IA-2 continued improvements to the COP              sors, robotics, and re-
and UGV-to-UGV collaboration and included more               sponse into a single
realistic base defense scenarios and exercise play. A        point of situational
more robust opposing force was used with the tacti-          awareness and control. By the final IA, the FPJE
cal engagement Multiple Integrated Laser Equipment           will have developed an integrated architecture for a
System to add realism and more accurate resolution           system or family of systems which will provide a
to base defense experimental runs. Base defense op-          starting point for the JFPASS JCTD. The collabora-
erations also employed a quick reaction force for the        tion and cooperative efforts between JE, JCTD, and
first time and force protection subject matter experts       IUBIP will establish the foundation for a force pro-
were used as battle captains and provided feedback           tection/physical security roadmap that will guide fu-
on the experiment.                                           ture systems development.

On 19 June 2007, during IA-2, the FPJE Team con-
ducted a successful demonstration for selected per-
sonnel from the force protection community and Nu-           Battlefield Anti-Intrusion
clear Weapons Security Summit attendees. The                 System (BAIS), AN/PRS-9
                                                                                    Delivery and total package
                                                                                    fieldings of the first production
                                                                                    BAIS systems is well under-
                                                                                    way. The fieldings include the
                                                                                    transfer of systems, initial
                                                                                    stockage of spares, operator
                                                                                    and maintainer training and a
                                                                                    stay-behind training package.
                                                                                    The Army expects to acquire
                                                                                    close to 9,000 systems to pro-
                                                             vide early warning capability for the soldiers in the
                                                             field. The basis of issue for the new system is one

per infantry platoon, two per military police (MP)          Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII)
platoon, one per reconnaissance platoon, and one per
                                                            Military Mobile Vehicle and
combat engineer platoon. To date, 427 systems have
been fielded to Army units.                                 Cargo Inspection System
During the first half of CY 2007, PM-FPS continued
to provide total package fielding of the BAIS to
Army units using an approved fielding list developed        The demand for NII systems, with additional capa-
by HQDA G-8. Army units who received BAIS this              bilities, continues to increase. The NII systems in-
year include:                                               clude mobile, relocatable, and fixed configurations

January 2007: 10th Special Forces Group (SFG),
              Fort Carson, CO (14 systems)

April 2007:    8th MP Brigade (BDE), Fort Shaftner,
               HI (26 systems)

               1st BDE Combat Team (BCT),
               82nd Airborne Division,
               Fort Bragg, NC (45 systems)

May 2007:      89th MP BDE, Fort Hood, TX
               (26 systems)                                 which utilize nuclear (gamma) and X-ray technology
                                                            to examine the interior of vehicles and cargo contain-
The following additional fieldings were scheduled           ers to detect anomalies which may indicate the pres-
for July 2007: 3rd SFG, Fort Bragg, NC (11 sys-             ence of explosives, weapons, or other contraband.
tems), and 45th Infantry BCT, Oklahoma National
Guard, Camp Grubner, OK (26 systems).                       The Army uses Mobile Vehicle Inspection Systems
                                                            (MVIS)--NII equipment mounted on a vehicle chas-
BAIS development is focused                                 sis--worldwide. It includes the Science Applications
on meeting requirements de-                                 International Corporation (SAIC) Mobile Vehicle
veloped by the US Army In-                                  and Cargo Inspection System (MVACIS) (gamma)
fantry Center (USAIC), Fort                                 and the new MMVACIS (gamma); the American
Benning, GA. The BAIS                                       Science and Engineering (AS&E) MobileSearch
Modernization Program con-                                  (backscatter and transmission X-ray) and Z-
tinues with completion of the                               Backscatter Van (ZBV) (backscatter X-ray only);
upgrades to the BAIS Hand-                                  and the L-3 Communications (formerly Perkin
Held Monitor-Transmitter                                    Elmer) CX450 (transmission X-ray only) systems.
followed by an EUA con-
ducted by the Electronics and Special Developments,         In May 2007, the new AS&E OmniView Gantry In-
Directorate of Combat Developments, USAIC, in               spection System was installed at the Knox Street
January-February 2007. BAIS Modernization and               Truck Inspection Plaza, Fort Bragg, NC. The Om-
improvements continue to ensure current technology          niView utilizes transmission X-rays and three-sided
and improved performance is available to the field in       backscatter (left, right, and top-down) to inspect trac-
the shortest time possible. The BAIS Modernization          tor-trailer sized vehicles. Mounted on a long rail sys-
Program components will be made available as re-            tem, the OmniView is capable of scanning multiple
placement parts for previously fielded systems.             vehicles at one time, making it a fast and effective
way of decreasing the occurrence of a terrorist inci-       Mobile Detection Assessment
dent against the installation’s personnel and re-
                                                            Response System (MDARS)

                                                            As reported in the last Newsletter, the MDARS Pro-
                                                            gram underwent a successful Milestone C FRP In-
                                                            Process Review on 19 December 2006. The JPEO-
                                                            CBD, Milestone Decision Authority, granted ap-
                                                            proval for MDARS to enter FRP and become the first
                                                            robotic system to receive a Milestone C FRP deci-
                                                            sion in the Department of Defense (DOD).
                                                            During the first half of calendar year (CY) 2007,
                                                            PM-FPS continued to move forward in preparation
                                                            for the first MDARS fielding scheduled for Haw-
                                                            thorne Army Depot (HWAD), NV. The HWAD Pre-
The increased need for NII systems in support of Op-        Site Survey (PSS) was conducted in April 2007 by
eration Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan also re-            the PM-FPS MDARS PSS Team. The Team verified
sulted in the addition of equipment to the Army com-        the MDARS mission at HWAD and generated a Data
mander’s “tool box.” The CJTF-76 (now CJTF-82)              Preparation Package to be provided to the production
in Afghanistan identified the need for a more rugged        contractor for system installation estimating pur-
system capable of operating in the harsh terrain and        poses. PM-FPS anticipates the HWAD fielding
weather conditions in their area of operations. The         should be completed and the system turned over to
response is the SAIC MMVACIS which utilizes                 HWAD in 1st Qtr FY 2009.
VACIS technology mounted on an up-armored high
mobility multi-wheel vehicle (HMMWV).                       In order to meet
                                                            this production
The Cobalt-60 gamma source is mounted on a re-              schedule, PM-
mote-operated out vehicle transported in a trailer          FPS, in conjunc-
towed by the HMMWV. The result is a VACIS that              tion with the C-E
can go where any military vehicle can go while pro-         LCMC ACW,
tecting operators from small-arms fire and blasts.          implemented an
In June 2007, the first five MMVACIS were flown to          Alpha Contract-
Afghanistan, with another 18 to follow in the near          ing process to
future.                                                     provide a sole
                                                            source production
                                                            contract to Gen-
                                                            eral Dynamics
                                                            Robotics Systems, Westminster, MD. The process
                                                            involves many activities performed jointly by Gov-
                                                            ernment and contractor teams. The common goal is
                                                            to acquire goods and/or services for the Government
                                                            in an expedited manner at a fair and reasonable price.
                                                            Another goal is to reduce procurement acquisition
                                                            lead times by eliminating any unnecessary processes
                                                            or reviews and streamline required processes and re-

As MDARS moves into the production phase, re-               Integrated Commercial
search and development activities have transitioned
                                                            Intrusion Detection System
to modernizing the underlying technologies to im-
prove existing capabilities and extend the MDARS            (ICIDS)
mission. It is envisioned these capabilities will be
transitioned to the MDARS production system as it is        The ICIDS Program continues to make significant
being fielded. This allows the production systems to        strides in enhancing the security and intrusion detec-
make their way to the user faster with a structured         tion capabilities of US Army bases and key facilities.
plan to perform system upgrades as they become              The third generation of this standardized, commercial
available. The modernization program is a collabo-          off-the-shelf-based (COTS) intrusion detection sys-
rative effort between Government agencies, industry,        tem--ICIDS-III--is being fielded. ICIDS-I and
and academia. The Space and Naval Warfare Sys-              ICIDS-II Programs are in the Operations and Support
tems Center (SPAWAR), San Diego (SSC-SD), CA,               phase. Simultaneously, PM-FPS is proceeding with
is the principal technical advisor for PM-FPS and           the re-procurement of the fourth generation--ICIDS-
heads up the modernization program.                         IV.

Complimentary to the modernization program is an
effort to increase awareness of MDARS and its ap-
plicability to force protection and physical security
applications within and outside of the Army. The
MDARS served as the Unmanned Ground Vehicle
(UGV) during the Force Protection Joint Experiment
Integrated Assessment I and II at Eglin Air Force
Base, FL, in March and June 2007, respectively. In
May 2007, PM-FPS provided MDARS capabilities
demonstrations to a Japanese Delegation at Fort
Myer, VA; BG Rodney Johnson, The Provost Mar-               Since 1993, PM-FPS has successfully fielded 64
shal General and MG Steven Reeves, the JPEO-                ICIDS units at CONUS and OCONUS facilities. The
CBD, at Fort Belvoir, VA; and representatives of the        PM-FPS remains committed to efficiently and effec-
Denver International Airport at SSC-SD.                     tively managing the fielding of the ICIDS-III at bases
                                                            identified on the Office of the Provost Marshal Gen-
In June 2007, a system demonstration was performed          eral (OPMG) priority list.
for the Provost Marshal, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Finally, MDARS is scheduled to participate in dem-
onstrations conducted at the Force Protection Equip-        ICIDS-II
ment Demonstration VI at Stafford Regional Airport,
Stafford, VA, 14--16 August 2007.                           Installation and final signature acceptance of the
                                                            Honeywell/Vindicator Technologies intrusion detec-
                                                            tion system (IDS) was completed at Dubway Proving
                                                            Ground (DPG). Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD)
                                                            IDS installation is complete and signature acceptance
                                                            is anticipated during 4th Qtr FY07.
                                                            ICIDS-II recently completed installation at BGAD
                                                            and Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot
                                                            Plant, KY.

ICIDS-III                                                     Barring additional funding and priority changes,
                                                              ICIDS-III installation efforts are scheduled to begin
Continuing in its fifth year of fielding, ICIDS-III re-       in FY08 at RAAP; Fort Irwin; Fort Leavenworth,
mains the standardized Army IDS. Partnering with              KS; Kwajalein Atoll; MCAAP; Fort Jackson; and
installation contractor DRS-TSI, PM-FPS Site Man-             Schofield Barracks, HI.
agers completed fielding 15 ICIDS-III systems and
are monitoring and managing the installation of an
additional 12 systems at CONUS sites.                         DOD Information Assurance
                                                              Certification and
Since the last Newsletter, PM-FPS Site Managers
                                                              Accreditation Process Status
completed installation efforts and fielded systems at
Red River Army Depot, TX.; Letterkenny Army De-               With the assistance of SSC-SD and DRS-TSI techni-
pot, PA; and Fort A.P. Hill, VA. PM-FPS also con-             cians, PM-FPS completed DIACAP accreditation
ducted initial site visits to assess requirements at          requirements on 28 February 2007. PM-FPS is
Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands; Fort Jackson, SC;          working with DRS-TSI to begin implementing modi-
and Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), VA.                 fications to all previously fielded ICIDS-III systems
Detailed site surveys were completed at Fort Irwin,           to ensure all facilities are DIACAP compliant.
CA, and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
(MCAAP), OK.                                                  ICIDS-IV
                                                              Working closely with the contracting officer, PM-
                                                              FPS continues to move forward through the evalua-
                                                              tion process leading up to an ICIDS-IV contract
                                                              award in 1st Qtr FY08. PM-FPS is working to ex-
                                                              tend the ICIDS-III contract to bridge gaps and ensure
                                                              ICIDS-III fieldings continue through FY08.

                                                              Access Control Point Equipment
In the last six months, installation efforts continued        Program (ACPEP)
at HWAD; Fort Knox, KY; Fort Sam Houston, TX;
Fort Huachuca, AZ; Fort Hamilton, NY; Walter Reed             The ACPEP was initiated in early 2001 when HQDA
Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Forest Glen               directed the “closing” of all active Army, National
Annex, Wash, DC; Fort Belvoir, VA; Picatinny Ar-
senal, NJ; and Fort Wainwright, AK. ICIDS-III is
being fielded at WRAIR, the largest and most diverse
DOD biomedical research laboratory.
Goals for the second half of 2007 include complete
fielding of ICIDS-III at Walter Reed Army Medical
Center, Forest Glen Annex, Wash, DC; Fort Hamil-
ton; HWAD; Fort Belvoir; and Fort Wainwright, as
well as DOD Information Technology Security Certi-
fication and Accreditation Process/DOD Information
Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process
(DIACAP) certified configuration fielding.

Guard, and Reserve component installations. In or-              an obligation and execution plan to accelerate the
der to effectively close the installations, a program           accomplishment of the original plan’s goals.
was initiated to upgrade all access control points
(ACPs) with new/improved facilities with structural
improvements, appropriate physical security equip-
ment, and more stringent access control procedures.

In October 2002, PM-FPS selected the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (USACE) to plan and manage the
ACPEP to include the survey, design, and implemen-
tation of gate improvements, as well as the purchase
and installation of related ACP physical security               The execution of follow-on contracting initiatives
equipment. Based on a HQDA-provided prioritized                 will utilize existing nationwide, regional, and local
worldwide installation list, separated by geographical          contracts to procure and install the HQDA-approved
locations, initiatives were put in motion to systemi-           component items. The items include passive and ac-
cally satisfy the most urgent requirements. With the            tive vehicle barriers, portable lighting systems, ex-
receipt of $170M initial funding, USACE began an                plosive detection equipment, x-ray machines, closed
aggressive effort to transfer responsibility to the field       circuit television equipment, guard booths, traffic
districts for the execution of projects under the man-          arms, and minor construction efforts to configure the
agement and supervision of local district engineers.            entry lanes to the proper design criteria as specified
                                                                in the Army ACP standard.
The ACPEP Management Plan incorporated an inno-
vative, centralized management scheme with a de-                The initiation of Phase IV projects will be accom-
centralized execution methodology enabling the                  plished in conjunction with the site requirements of
USACE-Huntsville Program Manager to cross-level                 the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Program to
resources, find economies of scale, and plan and exe-           ensure appropriate construction criteria is followed in
cute multiple projects. The plan also allowed for re-           the design and layout of physical improvements.
taining the ability to provide immediate program-
matic information to HQDA and PM-FPS. The
ACPEP Management Plan incorporates professional                 Automated Installation
staff support from the Protective Design Center                 Equipment (AIE) Program
(PDC) in Omaha, NE, and the Electronic Security
Center (ESC), Huntsville, AL.                                   The AIE Program will be an integrated COTS sys-
                                                                tem-of-systems providing the installation commander
The first three ACPEP phases are nearing completion             with technology allowing the automated entry of per-
in 3rd Qtr FY07 at which time a total of 61 of the              sonnel/vehicles onto an installation. The operational
initial 74 facilities will be completed. Five of the            system will establish a database of personnel author-
remaining projects will be completed in 4th Qtr FY07            ized to enter the installation whose identity was vet-
with the last to be completed in 1st Qtr FY08.                  ted though the Defense Biometrics Identification
                                                                System (DBIDS) and/or other personnel data man-
Upon receipt of an additional $150M from the FY07               agement sources. The system will be linked elec-
Supplemental Appropriation, Phase IV of the ACPEP               tronically to read and compare the radio frequency
can be initiated to complete the balance of the instal-         tag installed on a person’s properly registered vehi-
lations on the original prioritization list. The work           cle. The successful linkage of a vehicle entering the
will include any modifications as directed by HQDA              installation with the credential presented by the op-
to account for any mission/priority change that may             erator will permit the entry under a “trusted traveler”
have occurred. Efforts have been initiated to review            provision. The program will enhance security, re-
the existing installation prioritization list and develop       duce guard force requirements/costs, and maintain or
improve gate through-put rates. It also will assist in        Additionally, the draft Army AIE standard was com-
the development of Army automated access control              pleted. The AIE standard is a high-level document
policy and procedures, provide connectivity, where            serving as a guide to implement automated entry on
feasible, with other Service systems, and establish           an Army-wide basis. The AIE technical specifica-
efficiencies in training and logistics in system sup-         tion served as the basis for the standard. The AIE
port.                                                         standard will be staffed with the ACWG, whose
                                                              comments will be incorporated in the final AIE stan-
                                                              dard. Once this process is complete, the document
                                                              will be reviewed formally by the ARSTAF.

                                                              In June 2007, AIE team members and other USACE
                                                              personnel made a follow-up visit to Fort Hood to
                                                              evaluate Phantom Express against the final AIE
                                                              draft. The visit also documented the Family of Sys-
                                                              tems comprising Phantom Express, examined hard-
                                                              ware/software and provided technical insight for the
                                                              AIE Path Forward Report. When the report is com-
                                                              pleted it will be forwarded to OPMG for a decision.
In March 2007, a composite team of representatives
from OPMG, PM-FPS, and USACE visited Fort
Hood, TX. The purpose was to review the draft AIE             Lighting Kit, Motion Detector
technical specifications with the Fort Hood Director
                                                              (LKMD), AN/GAR-2
of Emergency Services (DES) and his staff and ob-
serve the automated access system “Phantom Ex-                The LKMD, AN/GAR-2, is a simple, compact,
press.” Phantom Express is a pilot system initiated           modular, man-portable, intrusion detection system.
by Fort Hood to develop and automate an entry sys-            It provides the soldier in the field with early detec-
tem to accommodate its large population. DES per-             tion and warning to enhance force protection and im-
sonnel provided insight into how Phantom Express              prove situational awareness during all types of com-
operates and suggested Phantom Express capabilities           bat operations. Its ability to deliver programmable
that should be included in the final AIE specification.       responses of illumination and sound improves opera-
Phantom Express operational processes and some                tional reaction time for individuals, teams, squads, or
technical criteria derived from the US Air Force sys-         platoons. The LKMD may be used as a tactical
tem performance specification serve as the basis for          stand-alone system or as a supplemental device for
the development of the AIE technical specification.           use with other security systems such as the Battle-
Several AIE technical specification coordination              field Anti-Intrusion System, AN/PRS-9. It provides
meetings were held with OPMG and USACE ESC                    commanders the ability to supplement their security
members. The OPMG staff provided valuable opera-              requirements without a need for additional personnel.
tional and policy input to ensure AIE specifications
are in line with Army security policies. Staff mem-           In the fall of 2006, 40 pre-production LKMD proto-
bers from USACE and USACE ESC provided tech-                  types were built, followed by contractor-conducted,
nical expertise to ensure AIE specifications are tech-        Government-witnessed, Production Qualification
nically sound and scalable as future technologies be-         Testing (PQT). During this phase, the LKMD prime
come available. The AIE technical specification               vendor identified minor design defects, and imple-
document was completed and forwarded to the Ac-               mented corrective action for some of the defects.
cess Control Working Group (ACWG) for informal                Corrective actions were implemented immediately
staffing. The ACWG comments will be incorporated              for several of the defects. The PM-FPS opted to de-
in the final AIE specification which will be reviewed         fer the corrective actions for the remaining minor
formally by the Army Staff (ARSTAF).
defects until the October-December 2006 Govern-                (EUA) are planned to validate logistical processes
ment PQT was completed. Over the course of this                and generate tactics, techniques, and procedures for
period, Government testing was conducted at Aber-              operational testing scheduled to commence in March
deen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG),               2009. The Full Rate Production (FRP) Milestone C
MD; White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM;                      Decision In-Process Review (IPR) is scheduled for
Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT; and Fort                      4th Quarter (Qtr) fiscal year (FY) 2009.
Bragg, NC, revealing additional performance related
                                                               Force Protection Equipment
A technical Integrated Product Team (Tiger Team)
                                                               Demonstration VI (FPED VI)
was formed by PM-FPS to analyze test issues and
determine appropriate corrective actions. The team             Register to attend FPED VI now!! You don't want to
was composed of representatives from PM-FPS, Fort              miss this one!! The response to FPED VI from prod-
Belvoir Night Vision and Electronics Sensor Direc-             uct vendors has been overwhelming!! We simply do
torate, US Army Communications-Electronics Life                not have any more tent space available!! To date,
Cycle Management Command Acquisition Center-                   551 vendors with more than 2,900 products are
Washington (C-E LCMC ACW); the SDD contrac-                    scheduled to attend the 14--16 August 2007 event at
tor; and academia consultants.

                                                               the Stafford Regional Airport. Even more good
                                                               news--53 vendors have been placed on a waiting list
                                                               for possible participation should any registered ven-
                                                               dors have to drop out at the last minute.

                                                               FPED VI will be an event like no other FPED you
                                                               may have attended previously as it will be bigger,
                                                               hotter, and conducted 100% outdoors (under tents).
                                                               Unlike FPED V, there will be no exhibits set up in
To allow adequate time to implement these correc-              aircraft hangars as 2,700 linear feet of tent were
tive actions and retest the system, the SDD phase              added to offset the loss of hangar space. FPED VI
was extended. Under the revised plan, EG&G Tech-               will span an astonishing 6,500 feet, well over a mile
nical Services, Inc., will build five proof of principle       in length!
(POP) prototype systems to demonstrate the success
of the new design using the Tiger Team recommen-               To combat the heat there will be five water stations,
dations. After informal in-house testing is com-               three water misting stations and air conditioned bus
pleted, the five POP systems will be tested at Gov-            services available to transport attendees on site and
ernment test facilities located at WSMR and APG                to and from the venue’s parking lots. Despite these
and observed/witnessed by Government testers.                  measures, it is strongly recommended that you dress
Once testing is completed and the corrective actions           appropriately for the demonstration with comfortable
are successfully implemented, the contractor will              walking shoes, sunglasses, hats, etc.
manufacture an additional 25 production representa-
tive LKMD systems for use during PQT retesting.                FPED VI will be open from 1000 until 1630 daily.
Initial testing results have been very positive.               Night demonstrations will be held from 2030 until
Following completion of PQT in October 2008, a                 2200. Plan on visiting the show at least two days to
Logistics Demonstration and Early User Appraisal
see everything! Equipment demonstrated at FPED                ble clicking on the “Registration” button under FPED
VI will be organized into 20 separate categories              VI Attendees and follow the prompts. Advance dis-
based on customer needs, available technology and             semination of attendee information including your
technology under development. Equipment brought               badge and parking pass will include detailed demon-
to the venue must be available within 90 days of the          stration schedules necessary for optimizing your time
demonstration end date and will include items sup-            at FPED VI.
porting automated entry control systems, biometrics,
night vision and optics devices, vulnerability assess-        If you have not registered for FPED VI, please do so
ment/analysis software and various types of force             now. Attendee on-line registration will be available
protection and physical security equipment related            through 31 July 2007. From 1--13 August 2007, you
hardware. The event will allow exhibitors the oppor-          may register online; however, your show badge will
tunity to demonstrate their products in a field envi-         not be mailed. You will need to bring your FPED
ronment through the use of operational areas, fence           confirmation sheet with you (provided through the
lines, and sensor fields. Additionally, the blast and         web site as the final step of the on-line registration
ballistics ranges at Quantico will showcase equip-            process) in order to pick up your show badge on-
ment products de-                                             site. If you desire to register after 13 August for
signed to stop vari-                                          FPED VI, you will have to register on-site at the reg-
ous small arms mu-                                            istration trailer.
nitions and shots of
explosives ranging                                            Specific questions regarding the FPED registration
up to 38 pounds of                                            process and who qualifies to attend the event may be
C-4 or 50 pounds of                                           directed to Mr. Jim Suarez at commercial telephone
TNT.                                                          (703) 452-3756 or e-mail:

A compact disc will be published and mailed to all            If you have never attended a previous FPED, or even
attendees after the event with a comprehensive listing        if you have, this is the opportunity to become famil-
of exhibitors and their products. FPED is the only            iar with or hone your knowledge on what it available
event which produces a tool to capture product tech-          to accomplish that most important mission—
nical information and images on every item brought            protecting people and property. See you there!
to the exhibition. There is no need to carry shopping
bags full of vendor literature on products you may
have expressed an interest in.                                News from the Field
Attendance at FPED VI is not open to the public and           Evaluation of Implant Sciences
only those having a professional affiliation to DOD,          Quantum Sniffer (QS) Backpack Trace
the Federal Government, State, Federal, and local             Explosive Detector, the QS-BP100
law enforcement, first responders and corrections
agencies will be allowed to attend without having a           The DOD Explosive Detection Equipment (EDE)
sponsor. Attendance will not be limited for the three         Program at the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal
days of the event, but all interested personnel should        Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV), Indian
register on line as                                           Head, MD, recently concluded an evaluation of the
early as possible to                                          QS-BP100. Based on preliminary test results, a rec-
avoid on-site registra-                                       ommendation will be made to no longer invest funds
tion delays. On-line                                          in QS-BP100 development, the same outcome of the
registration is avail-                                        previous handheld QS evaluations.
able by going to the                                          In 2002, the EDE Program investigated a promising
FPED VI web site at                                           ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) technology utilizing, dou-
an advanced ionization method eliminating the radio-                                            The third system
active source typical in COTS IMS explosive detec-                                              remained opera-
tors. The “Breadboard” Laser IMS (initial prototype)                                            tional through the
performance was unequalled by any other previously                                              2-month testing pe-
tested trace EDE. It detected all six common explo-                                             riod, but failed to
sives, as well as HMX and nitrocellulose. Samples                                               meet or exceed any
were collected in vapor versus particle mode without                                            of the 13 perform-
contacting the inspected object and provided real-                                              ance parameters.
time identification of the explosives encountered.
                                                                                                 In the test report,
Starting in 2003, NAVEODTECHDIV began fund-                                                      scheduled to be re-
ing Implant Sciences to produce a prototype hand-                                                leased in August
held unit based on the “Breadboard” desktop labora-                                              2007, the EDE Pro-
tory demonstration unit. In FY04, the EDE Program                                                gram will conclude
exploited lessons learned from the prototyping effort        the Implant Sciences QS-BP100 systems are not
to produce the QS-H100 and subsequently the QS-              fieldable due to poor reliability and performance. As
H100 Rev C. The QS-H100 Rev C test report, final-            a result of the repeated inability to produce a reliable
ized in February 2006, concluded Implant Sciences’           explosive detection system
third attempt at producing a reliable and effective          with performance remotely
handheld trace explosive detection unit was unsuc-           comparable to the
cessful. As advised above, no further funding was            “Breadboard” system, it
recommended regarding the development of QS                  will be recommended no
handheld systems.                                            additional funding be pro-
                                                             vided to Implant Sciences
During the QS-H100 Rev C evaluation in late FY05,            for development of the QS
Implant Sciences was awarded an additional contract          product line.
to develop a backpack system to be based on require-
ments by the Maritime Interdiction Operations teams          For a more comprehensive discussion of results,
for a more easily carried trace explosive detection          please refer to the completed test report:
system. The NAVEODTECHDIV took possession                    “Characterization of the Implant Sciences QS-
of three QS-BP100 prototype units in November                BP100 and QS-BTS-150 for Explosive Detection”
2006.                                                        to be placed on the DOD PSEAG Force Protection
                                                             and Physical Security Communities of Practice
The three QS-BP100s were scheduled to undergo                portal later this year. If you have questions regard-
two months of characterization testing from March to         ing the testing done on the Implant Sciences QS-
April 2007. Performance of the backpack units was            BP100, please contact Ms. Denice Lee, EDE Pro-
measured by the systems’ abilities to meet 13 per-           gram Manager, at commercial telephone 301-744-
formance parameter requirements which were estab-            5143 or e-mail:
lished in 2002 and updated in 2006 at user’s meet-
ings that included representatives from various Gov-         The NAVEODTECHDIV manages research, de-
ernment and military agencies.                               velopment, test, and evaluation of technical ap-
                                                             proaches and development of measures of per-
Two of the three QS-BP100 systems suffered fatal             formance and specifications, as well as testing of
mission failures and testing could not be completed.         equipment in laboratory and field conditions. The
Once the systems were pulled from testing and re-            NAVEODTECHDIV EDE Program actively seeks
turned to the manufacturer, Implant Sciences deter-          EDE that will effectively and economically con-
mined the systems had failed due to hardware prob-           firm the presence or absence of energetic material.
lems, one of which was a faulty calibration valve.           To accomplish such a feat, standardized tests used

to perform characterization and comparative and         FP) Technical Standards Profile Technical View 1
developmental studies are created for each EDE          (TV-1), was approved 7 May 2007. The AT/FP
category. The overall goal of such a program is to      TV-1 is a list of standards and protocols used by Air
have Government agencies use it as an unbiased,         Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps for equip-
reliable resource when making procurement deci-         ment/components within their domain or proposed
sions. All reports on testing completed by the EDE      by the Services for current and use prior to 2007.
Program can be found on the DOD PSEAG portal at         Also included are descriptions of options and pa-
website                 rameters associated with each standard. TV-1 is the
                                                        culmination of a joint effort among the Services and
                                                        industry to provide SEIWG recommended stan-
Security Equipment Integration Work- dards/protocols for adoption as DOD-wide stan-
ing Group (SEIWG)                                       dards for anti-terrorism/FP systems/equipment. The
                                                        SEIWG-0400 standard is available for use by all
The SEIWG, chartered under DOD Directive 3224.3, Services and is planned for use in supporting the
17 February 1989, is a standing subcommittee of the JFPASS JCTD.
DOD PSEAG. The mission of the SEIWG is to coor-
dinate and influence system architecture, technical de- A SEIWG documentation repository was estab-
sign, and systems integration of all physical security  lished containing all SEIWG-approved documents
equipment to be used within DOD. The SEIWG              intended for use by industry and DOD. The
membership includes the US Air Force (USAF), US         SEIWG invites all interested parties to request ac-
Army (USA), US Navy (USN), and the US Marine            cess to the repository using the following 2-step
Corps (USMC).                                           process instructions:
The physical security (PS)/force protection (FP) com-   Step 1: Request an account.
munity widely uses SEIWG-005A, Interface Specifi-
cation (RF Data Transmission Interfaces) for DOD        • Go to
Base and Installation Physical Security Systems, as        new/default.html
the primary protocol by which messages are transmit-       Enter your information.
ted over UHF/VHF links. SEIWG-005A is considered
the governing standard for virtually all unattended     • Your account will need to be verified by e-mail
ground sensor systems including the U.S. Army’s Re-        using the security question and answer you pro-
mote Battlefield Sensor System and AN/GAR-2                vide during the request process.
USAF Tactical Automated Security System; and
USMC Tactical Remote Sensor System.                     • Enter your e-mail address.

To satisfy the requirements for FP information ex-   • Create a password.
change, the SEIWG Interface Control Document
(ICD)-0100, XML Information Interchange, was ap-     • Enter a security question and answer (such as
proved and defines the structure and sequencing of      mother's maiden name).
information for communication between the command
and control display element (CCDE) and sensors pro- • Provide this e-mail address for the community
viding intruder detection and assessment information    owner: "LangM".
to the CCDE.
                                                     • Provide this for the name or description of the
                                                        community: “Force Protection, SEIWG".
Recently, the SEIWG generated a Physical Security
Equipment (PSE) technical architecture for applica-  Step 2: Validate your e-mail address with your
tion in all DOD PSE design and acquisition efforts.  security answer.
As part of the PSE technical architecture, SEIWG-
0400, Joint Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/
• You will receive an e-mail with a link to verify         would pass the locally fabricated rack certification
  your e-mail address. You will be asked to pro-           process “again.” Ultimately, the unit’s TACOM
  vide the answer to your security question. Once          LARs gave guidance to have two additional hasps
  you have successfully done this, the registration        installed at top and bottom, braise or weld the hinge
  process is complete. You will be notified by e-          pins and peen the bolts.
  mail when your account has been created suc-
  cessfully.                                               Bottom line -- as stated by the Army Command in-
                                                           volved--“…you must always VERIFY, VERIFY,
• The e-mail will have the URL to the MITRE                VERIFY before letting your units or others make a
  Force Protection SEIWG Repository Share-                 purchase of this or any physical security equipment.”
  Point web site.                                          Call the subject matter experts, which includes the
                                                           HQDA policy proponent, to ensure the equipment is
                                                           authorized for Army use. Authorized purchase/use
                                                           by another Service, or the vendor stating it meets the
Weapons Rack-Another Tale of the                           standard, only means one thing--VERIFY!
“Oops Factor”
                                                           As a result of this purchase, a question was raised
This information is being provided to save other units,    concerning the new Army Regulation 190-11,
installations and commands the time and expense it         Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explo-
takes to rectify problems resulting from the purchase      sives, regarding consolidated arms rooms. Be ad-
of equipment unauthorized for Army use. While the          vised if you have a consolidated arms room, the new
identity of the unit will not be disclosed, it happened    standard is to have each unit’s weapons/sensitive
again--PSE was purchased without consulting the ap-        items segregated by unit using expanded metal mesh
propriate regulations or the proper personnel. Now a       screening. This must happen even if the units are
unit is stuck with the added cost of “fixing” the prob-    from the same battalion/brigade, etc. The previous
lem.                                                       AR 190-11 only "implied" they be separated by
                                                           these partitions.
Recently, an Army brigade purchased 864 weapons
racks/cages from the Marvel Company. While the
products had a data plate certifying them for use by
the Navy, they had not been approved for use by the
Army. It should be noted Marvel never marketed the
product as DA-approved, but rather a "comparable"
product to SpaceSaver. The racks look almost identi-
cal to the SpaceSaver racks approved by the General
Services Administration and assigned a National
Stock Number. The brigade went through the locally
fabricated rack certification process with the US
Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM)
points of contact at Rock Island, IL, and received
certification/approval. However, the racks were not
physically inspected by the local TACOM Logistics
Assistance Representatives (LARs). Shortly thereaf-
ter a flaw was identified in the racks. The hinge pins
used to secure the folding doors to the frame can be
easily removed as they are not tack welded. A con-
tract had to be awarded to have each of the hinges,
top and bottom, tack welded so the racks/cages
                                                             Army policy and advised the racks are NOT author-
                                                             ized. Also, the same policy applies for portable and
                                                             modular vault -- VERIFY before making the pur-

Mr. Dick Patrick, Physical Security Branch, OPMG,
HQDA, proponent for AR 190-11, confirmed this

How to reach us:
PM-FPS - LTC James Choung, 703-704-2416,
DPM - Mr. Jon Moneyhun, 703-704-2412,

            Program                          Name                    Phone                      Email
LKMD                               Thong Bui                     703-704-2410

MDARS                              Richard Goehring              703-704-2524

BAIS                               Boots Howell                  703-704-2167

Robotics                           MAJ Don Carter                703-704-1210

Fielding and Procurement Initia-   Mr. Joseph Wieland            703-704-2413

ICIDS-II and ICIDS-IV              Mr. Bill Powell               703-704-0180
ICIDS-III                          Efrain Quinones               703-704-3758

AIE and ACPP                       Mr. Joseph Wieland            703-704-2413

NII                                Mr. Jon Moneyhun              703-704-2412

JE                                 MAJ Jackquiline Barnes        703-704-1420

FPED VI                            Mr. Jon Moneyhun              703-704-2412

Write to:                                                          Call or E-Mail:
Office of the Product Manager, Force                               (703) 704-2416
 Protection Systems (SFAE-CBD-GN-F)                                DSN 654-2416
5900 Putman Rd, Suite 1                                  
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5420                              

FORT BELVOIR, VA 22060-5420


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