UFC 3 -520-01
June 10, 2002
AIR FORCE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION . This appendix provides an overview of communications
and information systems design requirements for Air Force installations. Refer to the
JTA-AF FBTA for specific design criteria.
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS . Review the following documents, as
applicable, to ensure that communications and information-related requirements are
satisfied as part of project design activities.
AFI 21-404, Developing and Maintaining Communications and Information
Systems Installation Records (CSIRs). CSIRs are drawings and specifications used for
planning, programming, and supporting communications and information operations,
maintenance, integration, and engineering and installation (EI) efforts. Paragraph 4.4 of
AFI 21-404 identifies BCE responsibilities, including the use o f CSIR data for base
comprehensive planning (BCP) and providing as-installed communications and
information system records.
AFI 33-101, Communications and Information Management Guidance and
Responsibilities. This AFI provides management procedures to ensure availability,
interoperability, and maintainability of communications and information systems. It
covers general guidance and responsibilities for effective and efficient management of
systems throughout their life cycle. Paragraphs 1.14 and 1 .15 of AFI 33-101 cover the
Communications and Information Systems Officer's (CSO) and System
Telecommunications and Engineering Manager (STEM) respective roles in the BCP and
military construction program (MCP) processes. Paragraph 2.11 of AFI 33-101
addresses the Communications and Information Systems Blueprint and Paragraph 3.4
addresses communications and information prewiring needed to support construction
AFI 33-103, Communications and Information Requirements Development
and Processing. Generally, this document outlines related key processes (e.g.,
documenting requirements, development of technical solutions, approval, resource
allocation, and implementation). These processes should be transparent and
synchronized with BCE planni ng and implementation of construction projects.
AFI 33-101, paragraphs 4 and 5, also outlines these processes.
AFI 33-104, Communications and Information Base-Level Planning and
Implementation. This document covers the requirements definition, approval, and
implementation processes for command, control, communication, and computer (C4)
systems and the base-level infrastructure. It also covers the Communications and
Information Systems Blueprint, and BCE support and coordination.
AFI 32-6002, Family Housing Planning, Programming, Design, and
Construction. This document provides guidance on prewiring family housing.