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Search Tags: Defense Manpower Data Center
Agencies must combine workforce planning with technology planning to ensure they are not left with "skills atrophy," said Frank Jones, chief human capital officer at the Defense Manpower Data Center.
Biometrics, more card memory giving military more options. In the future, employees may be able to use federal ID cards on metro.
The Defense Department is making the Pentagon's physical access control system accept Common Access Cards. Currently, people who work at the Defense headquarters and other facilities must carry two secure identity cards. The Army also will test giving smart cards to retirees.
Tags: technology , DoD , Mary Dixon , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , Army , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , physical access control , identity management , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller
The military issued its first secure identity card just about 10 years ago and now it's a part of the department's culture. The Pentagon is looking at how to expand the use of the Common Access Card to include transit benefits and electronic purse capabilities. The card, however, almost didn't get past the first pilot.