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The Mark Center soon will require employees to provide a fingerprint or iris scan along with the CAC card to enter the facility. The Pentagon is next to implement biometric factors for physical access control. The Army also is looking at where biometrics could impact mission and business functions.
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 , Defense Manpower Data Center , Army , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , identity management , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller
The long-awaited memo requires agencies to develop a plan to implement physical and computer network access controls. DHS and GSA are also working together to help agencies improve physical access control.