L1G3: Improve Strategic Basing

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GOAL LEADER: Steve Shea, AFIMSC Installation Support Directorate Mission Activity Integration Division chief

GOAL DESCRIPTION: Improve new mission bed down processes to accelerate operational capabilities. 

2022 OBJECTIVES

G3.A — Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) strategic basing decisions will be based on transparent and consistent Site Survey standardized analysis and reporting NLT Sep 22

G3.B — MAJCOM Commanders have complete and accurate program requirements developed
and programmed in order to make decisions according to new mission bed down timelines and in accordance with accepted levels of risk associated with budgetary constraints.

G3.C — MAJCOM Commanders have less risk of delay to operational capability of new mission requirements due to built infrastructure delivery increased cost or schedule.

DRIVING THE MISSION
Fundamental to Air Force strategy, basing decisions result in a significant resource investment - or possibly divestment - and directly impact the Air Force’s ability to execute the mission. AFIMSC is uniquely positioned to provide an objective enterprise-wide look to help Air Force decision makers understand the value of various candidate locations. If we position forces properly, program projects appropriately and execute consistently, we are less likely to experience cost overruns which put at risk other facilities programs.

2021 PROGRESS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
We were directly involved in many basing decisions and site surveys, exceeding our objective milestones. We also helped the Air Force develop an interim solution in the absence of an AFI 10-503 rewrite. Additionally, our team saw made progress establishing ATLAS on the SIPRnet.

We worked with the Air Force Strategic Basing Division (SAF/IEIB) to begin implementation of an end-to-end tracking mechanism utilizing a SAF-developed tool to track basing actions, SABER.

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT
We enhanced and leveraged the capability of our data analysis tools within ATLAS to perform many bed down analysis virtually. This came through a variety of mechanisms – improvement of existing dashboards, implementation of new dashboards, and data cleansing techniques which boosted the accuracy and efficacy of a “virtual site-survey” and increased community buy-in for the role AFIMSC plays in the process. Additionally, the Air Force directed MAJCOMs to come to AFIMSC for all enterprise wide looks (EWLs) prior to meeting the initial strategic basing panel.

IMPACT
AFIMSC’s ability to take an objective EWL helps the Air Force understand the value of candidate locations without bias. Additionally, with our connections throughout the I&MS community, we can better enable the planning process through a variety of mechanisms such as more accurate cost estimates and bed down requirements definition.

GOALS FOR 2022
This goal was incorporated and broadened into the A4 Strategy and now encompasses planning, programming and facility project execution for new mission beddown requirements. With objective A, we will be focused on the pre-decisional process for a basing location decision.  Objectives B and C - driven by the AFCEC Planning and Integration Directorate and the AFCEC Facility Engineering Directorate respectively - focus delivery of accurate programs that enable MILCON and FSRM construction to meet mission requirements within operational timeline constraints and budgets.

(Current as of Jan. 24, 2022)