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50 SW recognizes innovation

50th Space Wing Information Protection
The 50 SW/IP figured out how to get the Notification Report on Individual Personnel for all incoming and outgoing personnel months in advance.  The team used their expertise in the clearance system to validate if members have the appropriate investigation for the job.  If required, they contact units or gaining units and have them upgrade the clearance submission paperwork ensuring everyone coming to Schriever can start work on day one. They also enabled the finger printing machine to be repaired saving the base $5,000.

The Schriever Combat Arms Training, Maintenance team
The team decreased CATM training from two days to one day while still covering all required material saving an estimated 200 man days. They are responsible for the reopening of the CATM range after six months of closure. They discovered ceramic rounds would deter ricochet and  decrease the amount of toxic material at the range. Additionally, using ceramic rounds decreases the amount of maintenance required for range up keep.

Tech. Sgt. Mario Bustillos, 22nd Space Operations Squadron
Bustillos leadership says he embodies “Improving the Unit” on a daily basis. The 22nd Space Operations Squadron Weapons and Tactics shop reached new heights with his initiative. He organized the Air Force Satellite Control Network Threat Working Group and provided a collaboration forum for six organizations to develop a network tactics, techniques and procedures.  Bustillos developed a 22 SOPS crew certification brief and prepared two new crew members for the brief. He also created quarterly advanced crew training and instructed crew members on tactics improvement and debrief processes.

Capt. Tyson Johnson, 50th Operations Group, Det. 1
Johnson established processes and methods that will keep the $75 million Defense Meteorlogical Satellite Program Command and Control system operating beyond design life. Johnson also managed an eight month process to create a Ground Sys

The 50th Space Wing Information Protection team, the Schriever Combat Arms Training, Maintenance team, Tech. Sgt. Mario Bustillos, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, and Capt. Tyson Johnson, 50th Operations Group, Det. 1, were recognized by 50 SW leadership as the "Innovators of the Month."

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The following Team Schriever members or teams have been recognized as the 50th Space Wing Innovators of the Month:

50th Space Wing Information Protection

The 50 SW/IP figured out how to get the Notification Report on Individual Personnel for all incoming and outgoing personnel months in advance.  The team used their expertise in the clearance system to validate if members have the appropriate investigation for the job.  If required, they contact units or gaining units and have them upgrade the clearance submission paperwork ensuring everyone coming to Schriever can start work on day one. They also enabled the finger printing machine to be repaired saving the base $5,000.

The Schriever Combat Arms Training, Maintenance team
The team decreased CATM training from two days to one day while still covering all required material saving an estimated 200 man days. They are responsible for the reopening of the CATM range after six months of closure. They discovered ceramic rounds would deter ricochet and  decrease the amount of toxic material at the range. Additionally, using ceramic rounds decreases the amount of maintenance required for range up keep.

Tech. Sgt. Mario Bustillos, 22nd Space Operations Squadron
Bustillos leadership says he embodies "Improving the Unit" on a daily basis. The 22nd Space Operations Squadron Weapons and Tactics shop reached new heights with his initiative. He organized the Air Force Satellite Control Network Threat Working Group and provided a collaboration forum for six organizations to develop a network tactics, techniques and procedures.  Bustillos developed a 22 SOPS crew certification brief and prepared two new crew members for the brief. He also created quarterly advanced crew training and instructed crew members on tactics improvement and debrief processes.

Capt. Tyson Johnson, 50th Operations Group, Det. 1
Johnson established processes and methods that will keep the $75 million Defense Meteorlogical Satellite Program Command and Control system operating beyond design life. Johnson also managed an eight month process to create a Ground System Configuration Control Board and mitigated an issue caused by a lack of unity of effort. He is a part-time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration software representative, a part-time NOAA hardware representative, and a part-time contractor. He acquired dedicated support solely focused on Det. 1 DMSP needs. He cleared a year-long back-log of software maintenance issues. And he also established a knowledge-based workforce to best utilize resources to replace aging hardware.
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