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Zack Schwenk

Zack Schwenk
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Email: zschwenk@curtisswright.com

SSIS Security Screening Info System SSISTM

Security Screening Information System (SSIS™) is a state-of-the-art computer system designed to help you comply with access authorization and fitness for duty requirements in a cost effective manner.

SSIS™ includes the following features to support your access processing department:

Unescorted Access Authorization

SSIS™ automates your Unescorted Access Authorization processing, reducing the time required to process an application and ensuring that all required security screening elements are completed. Applications are submitted using a standard web browser like Internet Explorer. The application form is easy to use and it verifies that all required information is provided thereby reducing the delays and additional work caused by incomplete applications. The system automatically routes applications to the appropriate personnel for processing and approval based upon the application type (i.e., initial, reinstatement, reinvestigation, etc.). It ensures that all required security screening elements are completed, all required signatures are collected, and all mandatory data is exchanged with PADS at the appropriate steps in the process. Signatures are collected using e-signatures thereby eliminating the need for paper forms. Requesters can check their applications on-line, at any time, thereby reducing phone calls and extra work required to track the application status.

Escorted Access Authorization

SSIS™ automates your Escorted Access Authorization processing, reducing the time required to process a request and ensuring that all required screening elements are completed. Requests are submitted using a standard web browser like Internet Explorer. The request form is easy to use and it verifies that all required information is provided thereby reducing the delays and additional work caused by incomplete requests. Multiple workers can be identified on one request. Requesters can check their requests on-line, at any time, thereby reducing the phone calls and extra work required to track requests.

Safeguards Access Authorization

SSIS™ automates your Safeguards Access Authorization processing. The system automatically routes requests for safeguards access to the appropriate personnel for review and approval. Electronic signatures and a complete audit trail capture the information needed to ensure that you adhere to all regulations concerning access to safeguards information. The system’s advanced security protects safeguards information from unapproved viewing.

Security Screening Administration

SSIS™ ensures that all required security screening elements are completed before a worker is granted unescorted access authorization. The required security screening elements, which are determined by the processing type, include background checks, suitability checks, fingerprint checks, psychological testing, and drug testing.

Fitness for Duty (FFD) Testing

SSIS™ simplifies your FFD administration and ensures that you comply with all requirements and regulations. Workers are selected for drug and alcohol testing using a random selection algorithm. The number of workers selected each day is based upon the sampling rate established for your facility. The system will automatically adjust the number of workers selected to ensure that the required sampling rate is achieved. The system maintains electronic call out lists to simplify the process of contacting workers who have been selected for testing and ensuring that they report for testing as required. It supports any number of drug type testing with configurable action levels for each drug type. A complete history of all testing with results is maintained.

PADS Interface

SSIS™ dramatically reduces the effort required to exchange information with PADS. The system has a two-way interface that can be executed on-demand for a given worker or in batch mode to upload and download information on a routine basis. All new PADS card types identified by the latest security requirements are supported.

Follow-up Program Management

SSIS™ simplifies the administration of your follow-up programs. The system allows you to establish the testing duration and frequency for each worker who is required to be in your follow-up program. The system automatically selects the workers for drug and alcohol testing based upon the testing frequency established for the worker.

Critical Group Management

SSIS™ simplifies the administration of workers in your critical group. The system allows you to establish rules that aid in the identification of workers who belong in your critical group based on your site-specific requirements. This feature automatically calculates and maintains the required reinvestigation due date for workers who are in the critical group.

Random Selection of R30 Candidates

SSIS™ is configurable to randomly select workers for FFD testing whom are being in-processed on an R30 application. If selected for testing, the worker can not be granted unescorted access authorization until the FFD test is complete.

Annual Reviews

SSIS™ automatically calculates and tracks the due date of both psychological and supervisory annual reviews. The system also allows you to track the individual who performed the review along with the date and results.

Reinvestigation Processing

SSIS™ automatically calculates and tracks the reinvestigation due date for all workers. The system also allows you to track the date the reinvestigation was performed along with the results.

Bulk Data Entry

SSIS™ has bulk data entry forms to simplify the input and update of information that is received in batches, such as fingerprint sent and received data, drug testing data, and psychological testing data. These forms reduce the administrative burden required to keep the system up to date.

Security Badge Administration

SSIS™ supports your security badge administration by tracking badges that are assigned to workers. The system allows you to setup a database of available security badges and to assign badges to workers. SSIS™ supports both automatic and manual assignment of badges.

Information Security

SSIS™ protects your information from unauthorized access using a multi-layer information security model. Information can be secured at the form, table and column level using built-in features. Authorized users can create the user-defined security policies without needing a system or database administrator. A defense-in-depth approach is used to protect vital information by applying two separate security policies that would require both to be defeated before sensitive information is accessed.

Improved Communication

SSIS™ improves communication with your customers and reduces the time spent checking the status of requests. The workflow engine can be configured to send e-mails to requesters when their requests reach certain steps in the process. Your employees will spend more time processing requests and less time answering phone calls.

Compliance with Regulations

SSIS™ complies with the new regulations issued by the USNRC. With SSIS™ you will comply with all current and future regulations because Scientech is focused on the needs of the nuclear industry. We adopt new regulations as they are issued and update the system as required.

State-of-the-Art Architecture

SSIS™ is designed using start-of-the-art Internet technologies. This design provides lower implementation and support costs, and establishes the foundation for future integration with other systems using web services. By adhering to the latest Internet standards, SSIS™ is positioned to meet your current and future technical requirements.

Web Browser

SSIS™ uses a standard web browser for all request processing and administrative forms. Authorized users submit requests for both unescorted or escorted access authorization using easy to understand web forms. This improves internal request processing and streamlines the interface between your facility and your strategic vendors. Both internal employees and external vendors can submit and track access requests using a secured Internet connection thereby improving your efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Workflow

SSIS™ has an integrated workflow engine that coordinates tasks, data, and people to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and adaptability of the organization. Use of workflow-enabled software reduces cycle time, improves quality, increases control, eliminates non value-added work, and improves customer satisfaction. SSIS™ routes unescorted access, escorted access, and safeguards access requests to the appropriate personnel for review and approval. The system can be used as is or configured to meet your site-specific requirements without changing the programming and jeopardizing your ability to upgrade to future releases.

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