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Peterson gets new inspection system

Published: April 22, 2014, 10:31 am, by Tom Roeder

21st space wingA Peterson Air Force Base unit became the first in the service to adopt a new system for oversight.
The 21st Space Wing is now using the Air Force Inspection System, which revamps how inquiries, inspector general investigations and audits are conducted.
“We worked aggressively on the implementation of this new system within our wing,” said Col. John Shaw, the wing’s commander said on Peterson’s website. “I am proud of the accomplishments of the 21st Space Wing and our IG team and look forward to improving our mission effectiveness through this inspection system.”
The wing said the new system “is focused on assessing and reporting on a unit’s overall readiness to execute their assigned missions.”
“The old system focused on an external team assessing our units. It showed compliance at one given moment in time,” Shaw said.
“The (new system) is focused on gauging the wing’s ability to self-assess on a regular basis — it is looking at what units have done to review, assess, and improve their programs since their last inspection.”