INSPECTIONS AND AUDITS
Security measures, including theft or loss reporting and inventory and accountability procedures for AA&E, must
be examined during appropriate inspections and audits. The status of existing waivers and exceptions must be
examined for compliance and for their continuing necessity.
Physical Security Surveys
A physical security survey is a formal, recorded assessment of the installation physical security program. It
provides the commander with an assessment of the overall security of the installation given the threat and the
mission. Specific procedures and measures evaluated can include threat-assessment procedures, security-
personnel effectiveness, control of visitors and packages, use of physical security equipment (such as IDSs,
barriers, and lighting), identification of critical areas or facilities, and integration of physical security planning
into contingency and war plans. It advises the commander on the installation physical security program's
strengths and weaknesses.
Physical security surveys are conducted when an installation is activated, when no record exists of a prior
physical security survey, and every three years, except for those installations with the mission of nuclear,
chemical, or conventional arms and ammunition storage. Such installations are surveyed every 18 months.
Critically-sensitive automatic data processing (ADP) activities or facilities are surveyed every 18 months, at the
same time as the accreditation procedures prescribed in AR 380-19 are conducted. Highly-sensitive, sensitive, or
nonsensitive ADP activities or facilities are surveyed every 24 months.
Physical security surveys may be conducted more frequently at the discretion of MACOM or subordinate
When possible, physical security surveys should be scheduled sufficiently early in the fiscal year so that resource
requirements can be identified and included in the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution system
DA Form 2806-R (Physical Security Survey Report) is used to record physical security survey findings. An
example of a completed DA Form 2806-R is shown in Figure 3-5. The form may be reproduced locally on 8 1/2-
by 11-inch paper. The completed DA Form 2806-R, with exhibits, is forwarded to the installation commander for
information and appropriate action. In the case of US Army, Europe (USAREUR), the major subordinate
commands (MSCs) of USAREUR receive completed DA Forms 2806-R and oversee follow-up actions on those
installations under their jurisdiction and control. The completed forms should provide the commander with an
assessment of the security at his or her installation. It should recommend courses of action for improving security
or for reducing security based on the threat and on local needs. The commander's decision and report of
corrective actions taken or being taken is be retained on file until the next survey is completed. This form may be
modified to cover unique command requirements.
The DA-form 2806-R should be accompanied by exhibits that assist in clarifying findings and recommendations
and in an assessment of their criticality and vulnerability. Photographs, sketches, graphs, charts, and other
materials are examples of such exhibits.
One copy of the completed DA Form 2806-R is forwarded through command channels to the appropriate
MACOM. The commander's decision and report of corrective actions taken or being taken, less any exhibits,
must be included. MACOMs must establish proper follow-up actions to ensure that appropriate measures are
being taken to correct discrepancies noted on DA Forms 2806-R.