NI

"Series Number"

90-7

BY ORDER OF THE CINC
NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND

"Date of Instruction - Spell Month Out Completely"

8 April 1996

"Series Title"

Command Policy

"Long Title - Type In All Capital Letters"

CINCNORAD SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS (SII)

This instruction outlines procedures on how to establish Commander in Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (CINCNORAD) Special Interest Items (SII). The instruction applies to Headquarters, NORAD; the Alaskan, Canadian and Continental United States (CONUS) NORAD Regions, and air defense units assigned to CINCNORAD. This instruction applies to Air National Guard units and does not apply to Air Force Reserve units.

SUMMARY OF REVISIONS
Clarifies procedures.

1.Introduction. Special Interest Items are reviewed and approved by CINCNORAD. They are useful tools for communicating Headquarter's (HQ) concerns to units and allowing the HQ NORAD Inspector General to provide feedback to the CINC. SII subjects garner considerable visibility at all levels within NORAD, and therefore, ensure management and leadership attention is given to the area of concern.

2.Purpose of an SII. SIIs are used to determine the extent and impact of known or suspected problems, to identify specific deficiencies, or to confirm that a problem has been resolved.

3.Scope. NORAD-wide SIIs are limited to a specific subject affecting more than one unit. Prior to implementation, candidate SIIs are staffed by HQ NORAD and other concerned agencies, including HQ Air National Guard (ANG) (if appropriate) to determine their feasibility and establish action agencies. Proposed SIIs not approved for evaluation are returned with the justification for their disapproval.

4. Responsibilities:

4.1. Units. Proposed NORAD-wide SII topics may originate at any level but must be coordinated through HQ NORAD.

4.2. HQ NORAD Inspector General (IG):

4.2.1. Staffs proposed SIIs to the concerned HQ NORAD directorate.

4.2.2. After staffing, forwards the proposed SII to CINCNORAD for final approval.

4.2.3. Ensures approved SII execution orders are numbered and distributed to the field for action or information. Following an SII closeout, HQ NORAD Inspector General provides a final analysis to the SII's sponsor.

4.3. The Concerned HQ NORAD Directorate:

4.3.1. Provides justification for the disapproval of an SII.

4.3.2. Ensures the inspection criteria provided with the proposed SII is complete.

5. Request Procedures. Submit request to HQ NORAD/IG in the format at attachment 1.

6. General Information. The number of SIIs in effect at any given time is controlled by HQ NORAD Inspector General. SIIs do not require ratings, but ratings may be used if determined appropriate and valuable.

RODNEY S. LUSEY, Colonel, USA
Joint Secretary

Attachment
Format for Proposing a CINCNORAD Special Interest Item (SII)

FORMAT FOR PROPOSING A CINCNORAD SPECIAL INTEREST ITEM (SII)

MEMORANDUM FOR HQ NORAD INSPECTOR GENERAL
125 East Ent Ave
Peterson AFB CO 80914-1283

FROM: (Originating Office)

SUBJECT: Proposed Title of the Special Interest Item

1. Purpose. A clearly defined statement of the problem. State that a CINCNORAD Special Interest Item would be the best method of researching the problem.

2. Background. Information that will provide evaluators a perspective and foundation from which to begin an investigation of the suspected problem area.
3. Actions Required. Instructions to evaluators examining the subject. If applicable, sponsor should provide specification (such as, ratings will or will not be assigned, gather information only, etc.)

4. Reply Instructions. Specific reply instructions must be identified in each SII.

5. Inspection Period. Desired inclusive dates for the proposed SII evaluation period. Include justification if the evaluation period exceeds 1 year.

6. Inspection Criteria:

6.1. A list of questions, in checklist form, to be used by the evaluator to determine key problem indicator. The checklist establishes a framework for the evaluator. The checklist (submitted as a separate attachment) must be as brief and concise as possible.

6.2. Provide the checklist both on AF Form 2519 and on disk in WORD or ASCII format; include referenced directives.

7. POC. Include a point of contact within the sponsor's agency.

(Signature Block)