Home' Air Force News : July 19th 2012 Contents 18
July 19, 2012
My wife and I wanted to invest in something to protect our financial future but we really weren t
sure of our investment options. RMA Property Group sat down with us and helped us develop
a strategy that makes that future look secure. Thanks Tory and RMA.
Our clients keep coming back year after year for our advice because we don t just sell property to
investors. Instead, we carefully assess your investment needs and present the most suitable options.
We also understand every client is different, so we ve put together a team of experts that can help you
achieve your short and long term investment goals.
Call or email Tory Thurgood to find out more
1800 248 881
Major sponsor of Defence Sports
Worked hard protecting your country?
Now it's time to protect your future.
For over 20 years RMA Property Group has been specialising
in helping Defence Force personnel create wealth through
property investment. Let us help you too!
Let RMA Property
Group show you how to
maximise your future
with a detailed personal
Self service is
on the way
RESERVISTS will be able to soon
report and monitor their duty periods
on the DRN, thanks to an expansion
of PMKeyS Self Service coming in
The changes will mean reservists
can enter their own attendance and
some allowance claims directly into
PMKeyS Self Service.
This will remove the need to have
attendance diary forms filled out,
approved and entered into the system
by pay clerks. But the diaries can still
be sent away for processing by mem-
bers without DRN access.
Reservists will be able to view past
attendance records on PMKeyS Self
Service using the Attendance History
Inquire page, along with training day
balance and other ongoing allowances.
The new Training Day Summary
Inquire page will also give pay details,
allocations, expenditure for training
days and allowances and the financial
For more information on these changes,
including screen shots, go to the PMKeyS
Technical Refresh Project website at http://
THE government is streamlining its
security classification system to remove
the outdated distinction between
"national security" and "non-national
The Defence Security Authority's
Acting Assistant Secretary Security
Policy and Plans, Pat Burke, said one of
the main benefits for Defence would be
improved cooperation with other govern-
"The new Australian Government
Security Classification System (AGSCS)
is designed to help implement the gov-
ernment's vision for effective informa-
tion sharing across agencies," he said.
"While all Australian Government
agencies are required to commence
using the AGSCS by August 1, due
to the considerable amount of work
required to align Defence's ICT systems,
Defence has been given until August
Most of the security classifications
will remain the same as in the current
system. The classifications Top Secret,
Secret, Confidential and Protected are
mostly unchanged -- the only change is
to Secret, which will incorporate the pre-
vious marking of Highly Protected.
The AGSCS introduces the marking
For Official Use Only (FOUO), which
will be used for information that may
cause limited damage to national security,
government agencies, commercial enti-
ties or members of the public. In some
cases, FOUO may replace Restricted or
"The AGSCS also introduces the
marking of Sensitive, which will be used
for information where disclosure is lim-
ited or prohibited by legislation, such as
the Privacy Act. Sensitive will be used
on information that is currently marked
as Personnel-in-Confidence or Legal-in-
Confidence," Mr Burke said.
"During the transition period any
information you receive from other
agencies marked FOUO or Sensitive
will not need to be reclassified, but you
must protect it as if it is Restricted or
"Keep an eye on our Transition
Management Portal, where we will
update our guidance on how to protect
information during the transition."
The portal is at http://intranet.defence.gov.au/
set to change
Current -- phase out
from August 2012
Transition -- August 2012
to July 2013
AGSCS -- implemented
CONFIDENCE (at least
(at least PROTECTED)
For Official Use Only
AIR Command's capability management
achieved an important milestone on July 2
when the Air Command Capability Framework
(ACCF) went live.
It is called ACCF Online.
Air Commander Australia AVM Mel Hupfeld
said that the ACCF supported each of his key
"Air Command's mission is to conduct
operations and generate air and space power,"
"To achieve this mission, Air Command
generates combat-ready forces and sustains
capability for operational deployment within
Air Force, joint and combined environments."
He said the ACCF supported the achieve-
ment of these priorities.
"ACCF Online provides relevant information
that informs decisive action. It delivers shared
knowledge to all personnel in the Air Force."
To provide a platform for the ACCF, capabil-
ity management and Air Force Improvement
staff across Air Command have developed the
first version of the application.
"It is important to recognise that ACCF
Online will evolve over time as we improve our
capability management processes, data and
information," AVM Hupfeld said.
The ACCF will: align all FEG key perfor-
mance indicators; incorporate overarching
capability performance indicators that inform
the Air Force Plan, CAF's Commander's Intent
and the CAF Preparedness Directives; and
track the cost effective transition of new
capability, force generation, sustainment and
continuous improvement initiatives.
MORE ACCESS: Reservists will be able to manage many
administration tasks on their own when PMKeyS Self Service is
expanded in September.
Photo illustration: CPL Mark Doran
Links Archive July 5th 2012 August 2nd 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page