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Navy Implements Biometric ID System for Base Access

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The U.S. Navy has started to transition access for all contractors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who use the Navy Commercial Access Control System to a new base access control system.

The service branch said Friday that NCACS cardholders have until July 15 to obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System credential from the local base Visitor Control Center.

Government contracting partners who do not yet have an NCACS card have up to 180 days to acquire a DBIDS pass, the Navy added.

DBIDS is designed to boost access control security at Navy bases through database updates on credential and personnel status changes, force protection conditions, law enforcement warrants and lost card reports.

The Navy will implement the system at the branch’s facilities in the continental U.S., Guam and Hawaii.