Arlington Composite Squadron IT Update for April 2012

As you know, the eServices system underwent some upgrades this week. The updated system appears to be up and running, although I have noticed a few errors in accessing various parts of the system. Hopefully, the kinks will be worked out in the next few days, but you should be able to use eServices as needed.

I recommend that you review your personal information in eServices to make sure that everything is correct. If it is not, please let me know and I will assist you in getting everything corrected. (Hopefully, you saved a copy of your member report per my previous instructions.)

I just received an e-mail from our Wing Administrator, warning of some additional IT system changes forthcoming. To summarize, WMIRS, other sites hosted by the CAP National Technology Center, and the online testing system will experience an outage during the week of 9 April 2012.  All systems should be back online by noon EDT on 11 April 2012.  There will be some new addresses for several impacted sites. Please let me know if you have any trouble with any of these systems after the transition.

Finally, I’d like to point out the recent release of the new CAPR 1-2 on Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This is a short regulation (just two pages) that defines PII as “CAP confidential information about an individual that can be used to distinguish or trace that individual’s identity. Examples of PII include, but are not limited to, social security number; age; marital status; race; date and place of birth; telephone numbers; other demographic, medical history, personal, medical and financial information.” All CAP members are responsible for protecting any PII that they acquire as part of CAP business. Protection and disposal requirements are included in the document. Please review CAPR 1-2 at your earliest convenience. It is available online here.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions about this month’s update, or any CAP-related information technology issue.