terminal, or a "contiguous group" of two or more remote terminals located in the same area. These
remote terminals are not under the ISSOs direct control; the ISSO can't control access to these
remote terminals and a TASO is required for each terminal area.
Like for the ISSO, AR 380-19 does not specify a minimum rank or pay grade requirement for a TASO.
Anybody the commander considers to be qualified and has an appropriate security clearance is
eligible to be a TASO.
ISS Personnel Hierarchy. Within a unit there is a chain of command which begins with the soldier and
ends with the commander, with squad leaders and platoon leaders between the soldier and
commander. Operational orders come from the commander to the soldier through this chain of
command. If a soldier has a problem, he usually goes through the chain of command; squad leader,
platoon leader, and then commander.
The ISS responsibilities and appointments which are required by AR 380-19 result in a parallel chain
of command for ISS personnel. The commander uses this parallel ISS chain of command for any
actions or requirements which relate to ISS. A commanders computer security policies get to the
individual computer users through this chain; commander, ISSO, TASO, and then individual user.
Within this parallel chain, the ISSO supervises the TASOs and the TASOs supervise the individual
users, for anything related to computer security. And, if a computer user has a computer security
problem or question, he usually goes through this ISS chain of command; TASO, ISSO, and then
Most ISSOs and TASOs are appointed to these ISS positions as an "additional duty," and fall into
both chains of command.
A battalion might adopt a policy on ISS appointments wherein an ISSO is appointed for the battalion
and for each company, and TASOs are appointed for each of the platoons, squads, or sections which