Flashcards in Block IX - Security & Force Protection Deck (19)
What does the THREATCON scale determine?
Condition for defense of the United States homeland and assets abroad.
What does the DEFCON scale determine?
Posture of the military to prepare for the likelihood of war.
What is FPCON?
Force Protection Condition. Series of measures designed to increase the level of a unit's defense against terrorist attacks.
What factors determine the FPCON Level?
The terrorist threat level, the capability to penetrate existing physical security systems, the risk of terrorist attack to which personnel and assets are exposed, the asset's ability to execute it's mission even if attacked, the protected asset's criticality to their missions.
How many level of FPCON are there? What are they?
5. Normal, ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA
Explain FPCON Normal.
Applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture.
Explain FPCON ALPHA.
Applies when there is an increased general threat of possible terrorist activity against personnel or facilities, the nature and extent of which are unpredictable. ALPHA measures must be capable of being maintained indefinitely.
Explain FPCON BRAVO.
Applies when an increased or more predictable threat of threat of terrorist activity exists. Sustaining BRAVO measures for a prolonged period may affect operational capability and relations with local authorities.
Explain FPCON CHARLIE.
Applies when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating some form of terrorist action or targeting against personnel or facilities is likely. Prolonged implementation of CHARLIE measures may create hardship and affect the activities of the unit and it's personnel.
Explain FPCON DELTA.
Applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence is received that terrorist action against a specific location or person is imminent. Normally, this FPCON is declared as a localized condition, also FPCON DELTA measures are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods.
What is DEFCON?
Defense Readiness Condition. An alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces.
Who developed the DEFCON system.
JCS, unified and specific combatant commands.
How many levels of DEFCON are there?
What is the order from DEFCON levels from least severe to the most severe?
DEFCON 5 (Least Severe) to DEFCON 1 (Most Severe)
Explain DEFCON 5.
Normal peacetime readiness.
Explain DEFCON 4.
Normal, increased intelligence and strengthened security measures.
Explain DEFCON 3.
Increase in force readiness above normal readiness.
Explain DEFCON 2.
Further increase in force readiness, but less than maximum.