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National Office Week in Review: February 1, 2017

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NATCA NATIONAL OFFICE DEPARTMENTAL WEEK IN REVIEW January 21 - 27 , 2017 LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT FAA ORDER 1370.121: FAA INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY PROGRAM & POLICY On Jan. 26, 2017, NATCA received a briefing from the Agency about FAA Order 1370.121: FAA Information Security a nd Privacy Program and Policy. The Order updates the Agency's enterprise - wide information security and privacy program, policy, and standards for all A gency domains and systems; defines key Agency cybersecurity roles; and identifies commo n enterprise responsibilities. The Agency explained that the Order combines enterprise - wide policies that previously existed in 29 separate orders. It also documents th ings the Agency has been doing that had not been documented previously and aligns Agency policy with the DOT Compendium. Among other things, the Order updates the Agency - wide Rules of Behavior, the Enterprise Wireless Policy, and the Digital Signature Pol icy. It also addresses the use of cloud - based services and defines the Agency's Bring Your Own Device Policy. During the briefing, NATCA asked about the cha nges to the Rules of Behavior. The Agency stated that the Rules of Behavior were clarified to impro ve readability, and ther e were no substantive changes. NATCA requested that the Agency provide a redline showing the changes made to the Rules of Behavior, as well as a list of all other changes and new material in the Order. The Agency agreed to provide this material for NATCA's review. POCs: Cybersecurity National Representative Brody McCray, Director of Labor Relations Ryan Smith, Labor Relations Attorney Grant Mulkey, and Phil Barbarello . FAA BRIEFING ON RUNWAY INCURSION PREVENTION SHORTFALL ANALYSIS (RIPSA) In July 2016, NATCA became aware of a program named Runway Incursion Preventi on Shortfall Analysis (RIPSA). On Sep . 20, 2016, NATCA requested a briefing on the program. The briefing took place on Dec . 12, 2016. RIPSA is a NextGen program funded b y the Office of Runway Safety (AJI - 14) to "investigate, develop, test, evaluate, and deploy runway incur sion prevention technologies." The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation A - 00 - 66 is to "Require, at all airports with scheduled p assenger service, a ground movement safety system that will prevent runway incursions; the system should provide a direct warni ng capability to flight crews. In addition, demonstrate through computer simulations or other means that the system will, in fact , prevent incursions." RIPSA will look at seven different runway incursion prevention technologies at one or two out of 17 identified facilities. RIPSA has concluded their site assessments and will cr eate an analysis in early 2017. The FAA intends to have its Site Assessment Report and Site Recommendations by the second quarter of 2017, and site implementation and systems installations will not occur until FY2019.

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