Edwards personnel must complete IA training

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  • By Staff Sgt. Christopher Miller
  • 95th Communications Group
All personnel with access to Air Force and Department of Defense information technology resources must complete the annual Information Assurance Awareness training. This applies to military, civilian and contract personnel.

Information Assurance training can be accomplished via the Advanced Distributed Learning Service, accessed through the Air Force Portal.

Once logged into ADLS, click on "Course List," then click on "Total Force Awareness Training," and finally on "Information Protection." The Information Protection training is still the 2008 version, this is the current version until the 2009 DoD Information Assurance training is loaded to ADLS, and will be required for anyone who needs to complete their yearly training.

In addition to providing the IA training computer-based training, this electronic learning site tracks course completion and IA training metrics are pulled directly from the site. The ADLS information is used by the Air Force Communications Agency to report training statistics to DoD and eventually Congress. For this data to be 100 percent correct, it is the responsibility of every user to maintain and update their ADLS user profile.

Every year when Air Force Communications Agency compiles IA training statistics, it is required that user accounts without valid training in ADLS be locked. Each unit training manager, working with the unit information assurance officer, needs to ensure all users have completed yearly IA training, and have an up-to-date ADLS account so that no users account is locked due to inaccurate information.