Air Force

August 10, 2012

Accountability of IT assets

by Lt. Col. Keith A. Repik
412th CS commander

With summertime comes the PCS season and personnel moves. Historically, heavy workloads and short-notice departures have created situations where assets were lost.

During fiscal year 2011, approximately 325 accountable government Information Technology equipment items valued at more than $538,000 were reported missing by the owning organizations.

This generated 44 Reports of Survey which required time-consuming investigations and incurred avoidable manpower costs.

While the unit IT Equipment Custodian is ultimately responsible for management and tracking of these items, all personnel play a part in properly accounting for IT equipment.

The following actions, IAW AFI 33-112, should be taken by IT system users as well as ITECs to ensure proper accountability and transfer of assets:

  • Do not relocate any computer-related asset, including BlackBerry devices, before coordinating with your organizational ITEC.
  • Immediately notify your ITEC if an item is missing. (Per AFMAN 23-220, para 5.3.1., a Report of Survey must be begun within 15 days from the date of the discovery of property loss).
  • It is highly recommended that ITECs have end users sign an AF Form 1297, Temporary Issue Receipt, for IT assets in the user’s possession or that they use on a regular basis.
  • Hand receipts must be accomplished for easily transported devices such as laptops and PDAs.
  • Outgoing ITECs must conduct a joint physical inventory with the incoming primary ITEC and reconcile any missing items a minimum of 30 days before PCS, PCA, separation, or retirement.

We are all responsible to maximize the return on government investments and avoid unnecessary costs. By maintaining proper accountability of IT assets, we can all ensure we are meeting the expectations of those who trust us as stewards of taxpayer funds.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs April 18, 2014

Commissary The Edwards Commissary will be open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., April 20. CCAF graduation The Community College of the Air Force Graduation Ceremony is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 7 at Club Muroc. The graduation ceremony will honor the October 2013 and the April 2014 CCAF classes and will also recognize enlisted Airmen who have completed their...
 
 

Spring season = Spring clean up at Edwards

Winter is finally over and Spring has arrived! Despite the cold mornings or the blustery winds we have battled, the weather is definitely turning warmer. Just like the things we do every year at home, clearing winter debris blown into our yards or removing dead plants and weeds, at Edwards AFB we have an annual...
 
 

April 14 – Pulse on AF force management

WASHINGTON – New eligibility criteria, application deadlines and status updates are all featured in this force management update, an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Additional TERA, VSP windows The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 temporary early retirement authority...
 

 

NASA signs agreement with German, Canadian partners to test alternative fuels

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

X-47B wins Collier Trophy

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The two X-47B test aircraft pause between flight test events at Edwards AFB, Calif. The two vehicles were built by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, Calif., and performed all of their ini...
 
 

Hazardous waste roundup slated for April 26

Edwards AFB Environmental Management is hosting a Household Hazardous and Universal Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 26. The roundup is at the Base Housing Office, 402 West Forbes Ave., Bldg. 6696, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Base housing and dormitory residents can drive up and drop off household hazardous and universal waste for free....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>