National Operations Center Terry M. Raymond Chief of the CAP National Operations Center
National Operations Center • Overview • Background on the NOC • What do we do? • FY11 Stats & Challenges
National Operations Center • Concept began in 1997 • Operations Center set up using Ops Emergency Services and Communications staff
National Operations Center After 9/11/2001, the NOC becomes a full time operation in 2002.
National Operations Center • 2007 NOC moves to its new location in the basement of building 711. • For the first time since its inception, the NOC has a facility designed for its operations.
National Operations Center Where exactly is the NOC?
National Operations Center • The NOC Operations: • 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday • An “On Call” duty officer is available by cell phone after hours, weekends, and holidays • Emergency or urgent mission matters only • During high tempo, the NOC can be manned 24/7
National Operations Center • What does the NOC do? • Mission Coordination • Mission Funding • Mission Reporting • Mission Reimbursement
National Operations Center • Air Force SAR Missions • AFRCC or JRCC assigns missions directly to CAP Wing
Air Force Training Missions • CAP Wing enters the mission request • Wing, State Director, and Liaison Region Approvals
Monthly “A” and “B” Missions • Approved by the State Director each month
Misc. Corporate Flights • Cadet training, proficiency flights, meetings, etc. • Mission is automatically set up for each fiscal year
National Operations Center • All other missions • Start with a request • The customer sends a request for CAP support • Wing enters mission information into WMIRS
National Operations Center • The coordination begins. • Can this be an Air Force Assigned Mission (AFAM)? • Provides FECA/FTCA protections for CAP Members and CAP • Is there “Federal Interest?”
Federal Interest • Is it a federal agency? • Federal Agencies must be an AFAM
Federal Interest • Is it Drug Interdiction (CD)? • Drug Interdiction must be an AFAM
National Operations Center For State requests, does the state provide an appropriation to CAP?
National Operations Center • Federal Interest • State requests • Counties must request through the state.
National Operations Center • Not a Federal Agency and no Federal Interest? • Corporate Mission? • NOC reviews and Wing Commander approves. • AIR Transportation? • Law Enforcement?
National Operations Center • Federal Interest, but who pays? • Must be determined before turning a prop • CAP appropriated money for SAR, Drug Interdiction, and Air Force support.
National Operations Center • The Economy Act • Requires other Federal Agencies to pay for CAP support • Payment usually by Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) • Must be loaded to the Cooperative Agreement before the mission can start
National Operations Center • For disaster missions, the process is very quick on the Air Force side. • Contracting office is alerted to a High Priority document
National Operations Center • AFAM Approval • Disaster or Emergency • ATO Change request sent to Air Force with request & immediate sortie data (next 24 hours at least) • Things can escalate quickly
National Operations Center • If the mission is not urgent: • Approval is through the ATO cycle. • What is the ATO cycle?
National Operations Center • Normal ATO cycle: • Operations on Wednesday – Friday • Must be in WMIRS by 0630 Central time Monday • Operations on Saturday – Tuesday • Must be in WMIRS by 0630 Central time Thursday
National Operations Center • Things that can change the ATO Cycle • Ops Tempo (large scale disasters) • Holidays • Localized event at AFNORTH
Mission Approved! Now what? • Planning • Reporting • Finances
Planning • Stay ahead! • Plan for the next day or ATO cycle
National Operations Center • Reporting: • Normal missions only require the information in WMIRS • DSCA missions generally require SITREP’s • A template will be provided
National Operations Center • Finances • Remember there is no endless pot of money! • Every mission has a limit • MIPR’s have a hard limit.
National Operations Center • Reimbursements • What can be reimbursed?
National Operations Center • Mission Expenses • Aircraft Fuel/Oil • Vehicle Fuel/Oil • Communications Costs • Supplies necessary for the mission only. • Paper, pencils/pens, etc. • Equipment is not reimbursed • Can not pay for pilot supplies
National Operations Center • Mission Related? • To this mission only? • Ask before you spend.
National Operations Center • Receipts required for everything • Do not refuel days after the flight.
National Operations Center This is not a receipt!
National Operations Center • Problems that slow your reimbursements • Incorrect or missing receipt • We’ve seen letters, a job application, etc. • The receipt amount is not the same as the e108 • Sometimes a simple typo • Receipts that cover multiple missions. • Auditors love these!
National Operations Center Mission Stats for FY11
National Operations Center • Issues we faced in FY11 • Budget – Continuing Resolution for 6 months • Drug Interdiction operations shut down • Cadet Orientation Flights minimal • Training minimal • Missions funded from other agencies could fly
National Operations Center Overall Mission Information
National Operations Center Cadet Orientation Flights
National Operations Center • The Good News • Flying returned quickly once funding restored
National Operations Center FY10 / FY11 Comparison
National Operations Center • The NOC is here to support CAP missions • We work missions, but we can also help with • Mission related questions • Need for mission data • Oplan templates