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Intrusion detection and alarm management takes an enterprise approach

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 10:50 AM


            Staff Sgt. Joshua Modlin, assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of the 88th Security Forces Squadron’s Electronic Security Systems, works with Joe Andrews of M.C. Dean Inc. to establish a configuration baseline by ensuring the more than 16,000 ESS assets throughout Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are accurately identified Sept. 20. Andrews helped develop the Infrastructure Maintenance Management System being implemented throughout the Air Force to not only track maintenance of critical ESS infrastructure, but also help to identify trending problems and develop improvements that can be implemented enterprise wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)
Staff Sgt. Joshua Modlin, assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of the 88th Security Forces Squadron’s Electronic Security Systems, works with Joe Andrews of M.C. Dean Inc. to establish a configuration baseline by ensuring the more than 16,000 ESS assets throughout Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are accurately identified Sept. 20. Andrews helped develop the Infrastructure Maintenance Management System being implemented throughout the Air Force to not only track maintenance of critical ESS infrastructure, but also help to identify trending problems and develop improvements that can be implemented enterprise wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

The Air Force’s Installation Management and Mission Support Center developed a solution for not only managing the day-to-day maintenance of intrusion detection and alarm systems, but also for developing and implementing a continuous improvement process.

The Air Force Security Forces Center, which falls under the AFIMSC umbrella, began implementing the management change last year, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the most current installation to come into the enterprise-wide program.

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“This is a big win for the Security Forces career field,” said Maj. Aaron Rittgers, 88th Security Forces Squadron commander.

He explained that normally at each location throughout the Air Force, intrusion detection and alarm systems are designed and maintained locally. Electronic Security Systems is a Security Forces mission area. Under the current management model, ESS defenders have to learn the unique attributes of a location and how the various alarms and detection systems of that location are operated and managed.

“Under the new model being implemented across the Air Force, our ESS defenders can hit the ground running when they change locations because the systems are being managed the same way across the Air Force,” Rittgers said. “The enterprise solution being implemented is truly a force multiplier in how we protect the vital assets under our care.”

When asked about the challenges unique to Wright-Patterson AFB, Rittgers explained because of the nature of the work being done, the base has the largest volume of alarm and intrusion detection systems in the Air Force.

“As with any change, we are anticipating some hiccups along the way, but our ESS defenders have been working diligently with the incoming BCF Solutions contractors to ensure that the changeover goes smoothly, and the process remains seamless to our customers,” he said.

Rittgers also praised civil engineer and communication professionals, whom he described as diligent partners in managing the ESS systems to date. He explained they did a phenomenal job supporting the mission and responding to any problems that cropped up in the systems, day or night.

Instrumental in ensuring the success of the management changeover has been Tech. Sgt. Matthew Gillett, non-commissioned officer in charge of the ESS, and his assistant, Staff Sgt. Joshua Modlin. Modlin explained the system is robust and constantly growing and that they are looking forward to working with contractors from BCF Solutions to continue to provide the best customer service and support possible.

There won’t be any immediate infrastructure changes, explained Modlin.

“We just went through an extensive infrastructure refresh, so our system is pretty robust,” he said. “The only difference that our 1,200 alarm custodians across the installation will experience is in who they call when they experience a problem that needs some sort of technical support.”

James Atkins, from the Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the contracting officer’s representative for the project. He explained that a unique aspect of the change in ESS management is the impetus on continuous system improvement.

He brought a team to Wright-Patterson AFB early in the process to help ensure a smooth implementation of the Fixed Site Sustainment-II contract. Atkins explained that the management change will give the ESS defenders a dedicated infrastructure maintenance management system to monitor and track alarm maintenance trends across the entire Air Force.

By tracking these data points the best system configurations can be determined and quickly implemented. The IMMS will also help identify problematic areas, so trending issues can be detected early and enterprise-wide solutions can be put in place at a much faster rate.

The SFS commander reiterated that due to the unique and critical research that happens throughout the installation, intrusion detection and asset security truly is a force multiplier for the entire Air Force.

“We take the mission of protecting our assets very seriously, and we’re confident that the new way of managing the ESS system will ensure our ability to accomplish that mission,” Rittgers said.

Alabama Senate race live updates: Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7:59 AM

MIDLAND CITY, AL -   People wait for the arrival of Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore to speak during a campaign event at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in tomorrow's special election for the U.S. Senate.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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MIDLAND CITY, AL - People wait for the arrival of Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore to speak during a campaign event at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in tomorrow's special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MOBILE, Alabama – Twice booted from his position as state supreme court chief justice and dogged by allegations he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s, Roy Moore will find out Tuesday if the people of Alabama are willing to look past the scandals and send him to Washington as their next senator.

As Alabama’s special election neared the finish line on Monday, Moore, with the help of former aide to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, renewed his call for voters to help him “clean the swamp.” 

Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, on Monday campaigned with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. Barkley told supporters that Alabama has, “got to stop looking like idiots to the nation.” 

The race, a special election being held to fill the Senate term of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has garnered national attention as allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore surfaced. 

Eight women have come forward to say Moore acted inappropriately toward them when they were in their teens and he in his 30s. He has denied the allegations.

Before his run for the Senate seat, Moore gained national attention when he was twice removed from his position as Alabama’s chief justice for violating judicial orders. 

If Jones wins Tuesday, he will be the first Democrat to do so in 20 years when the state’s last Democratic Senator, Howell Heflin, retired. 

Look for live updates here throughout the day and full coverage of election returns beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Live updates

Strong winds, snow, dropping temps to impact area today

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 4:42 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the impacts the snow & wind will bring today.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Strong wind gusts 30-40 mph today
  • Snow squalls possible late morning through afternoon
  • Temperatures drop through the day w/ single digit wind chills

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY:  Temperatures are at or above 32 degrees with mist and drizzle across the area, but as temperatures drop, slick spots could develop, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Snow is set up off Lake Michigan in northern Indiana. That snow, along with colder air, will arrive later this morning. Winds are already begun gusting between 25-35 MPH, which could produce some issues for the morning drive. As wind flow becomes more favorable off Lake Michigan, some lake effect snow bands are expected to develop. 

A look at conditions along I️-75 in Butler Twp.Tuesday morning

Active snow will likely start later this morning. There’s a chance for snow squalls during the day, and they will gradually turn northeast as the winds shift late afternoon. One to two inches of snow is possible in the bands. Outside of bands, it will be cloudy with flurries, but less than half an inch is expected. 

Rapid drops in visibility and slick roads are the main concern if caught in one of these bands, called a snow squall. The bands will be thin with strong winds on the road. Temperatures will fall through the day and wind chills will drop to the single digits by about 4 p.m. Any snow ends into early evening. Tonight temperatures drop into the teens with wind chills in the low single digits.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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WEDNESDAY: Not much of a break. Isolated slick spots on the roads possible and BITTER cold with temperatures in the teen and wind chills in the single digits in the morning. Another quick system will aproach Wednesday. Temperatures climb into the low 30s during the day. Breezy with scattered snow showers in the afternoon. More scattered snow showers at night. Accumulation should stay light around 1” but temperatures drop to the upper teens overnight so that will keep roads snowy by Thursday morning.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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THURSDAY: Slick roads early and COLD. Mostly cloudy day but quiet. Highs in the upper 20s which is colder than normal.

FRIDAY: Another cold morning in the upper teens. Mostly cloudy with some passing snow showers possible mainly north. Highs in the upper 20s.

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SATURDAY: A better start to the weekend. Temperatures improve to around 40 during the day with partly cloudy skies.

Crashes reported as snow, gusty winds create slick conditions

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:42 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:42 AM

ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75
ON SCENE: Car flips into ditch on I-75

Slick roads are being reported across the area this morning.

RELATED: Strong winds, snow, dropping temps to impact area today

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On Austin Boulevard in Miami Twp., an injury crash was reported just before 6:30 a.m. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Shroyer Road, east of Far Hills in Kettering, crash reported at 7:30 a.m. Possibly weather-related.
  • On southbound Interstate 75 at the West Milton exit, two cars collided and were in the right-hand shoulder as of 6:30 a.m.
  • On Dayton Springfield Road at Haddix Road in Clark County., two vehicle crash reported at 6:45 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Farmersville-West Carrollton Road close to Upper River Road just west of the Great Miami River, closed this week for railroad work. Expected to be closed for three to four days. Detour route signs will be posted at the site. 
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503

MIAMI COUNTY

  • SR 571 between Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Tipp City, ROAD CLOSURE Jan. 2 - 9. The official detour is I-75 to US 40 to SR 202

SHELBY COUNTY  

  • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

Baby formula recalled over salmonella contamination

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

International Baby Formula Recall Issued Over Salmonella Contamination

One of the world’s largest dairy groups has ordered a global recall of millions of baby milk products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

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Lactalis is pulling millions of products made since mid-February and shipped to markets including China, Greece, Pakistan and Britain, according to a company list

Products in the United States are not affected. 

French health officials said 26 infants have gotten sick since Dec. 1. Those cases were linked to products branded Picot SL, Pepti Junior 1, Milumel Bio 1 and Picot Riz.

“(Lactalis is) sincerely sorry for the concern generated by the situation and expresses its compassion and support to the families whose children fell ill,” the company said in a statement.

Salmonella can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever. Most people are able to recover without treatment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.