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Marine Corps Installations transition to new access control system

By Mike Barton | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | June 6, 2018

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT (June 6, 2018) - On June 5, Marine Corps Installations across the region began transitioning to a new government-owned access control system called Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS). This new and enhanced system is replacing RAPIDGate and MCESS for contractors and other non-DoD-affiliated personnel requiring installation access. DBIDS is already installed at more than 320 sites with over 5 million registered personnel and unlike previous systems, this one is a free service.

 Current RAPIDGate or MCESS credentials can easily be switched out for a DBIDS credential and new contractors can apply for a DBIDS credential using the same vetting requirements as previously required. RAPIDGate/MCESS credentials will be honored until September 30, 2018. After this date, all contractors will be required to have a DBIDS credential in order to access MCAS Cherry Point. In order to reduce wait time when exchanging your RAPIDGate/MCESS credential, it is highly recommended each applicant pre-register at https://dbids-global.dmdc.mil/enroll#!/.

 

Here's what you need to know:

CURRENT DOD ID CARD HOLDERS

.               If you currently hold a valid Common Access Card (CAC), dependent ID card, reserve ID card, or retiree ID card, issued by the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), no further action is required.

.               You will be automatically enrolled in DBIDS when your ID card is initially scanned at the gate. Expect a one-time delay of 3-6 seconds as the DBIDS system initially registers your information.

 

CURRENT CONTRACTORS

.               As of June 5, 2018, RAPIDGate/MCESS card holders are required to present a second form of government-issued identification to the gate sentry, along with the RAPIDGate/MCESS credential, in order to access MCAS Cherry Point.

.               DBIDS credentials will be issued beginning June 25, 2018.

.               DBIDS credentials will be valid for the duration of your contract, not to exceed five years; however, re-vetting of individuals' information

will occur each year.

.               Contractors can exchange their current RAPIDGate/MCESS credential for a DBIDS credential without re-vetting, however they will be required to bring the following items:

-              Current RAPIDGate/MCESS credential

-              Second form of government-issued identification (driver license, passport, etc.)

-              Company Contract/Letter of Authorization

.               New DBIDS credentials will be valid for the remainder of the contract (not to exceed 5 years), but individuals will be re-vetted each

year.

.               All contractors (MCAS Cherry Point) will be able to exchange their current RAPIDGate/MCESS credential at the MCAS Cherry Point Contractor Vetting Office, Building 251 (Pass and ID at Main Gate).

NOTE: Flight line access will still be granted at Physical Security using the procedures already in place.

 

NEW CONTRACTORS

.               DBIDS credentials will be issued beginning June 25, 2018

.               New contractors requiring access for over 60 days will receive a credential valid for up to one year.

.               New contractors requiring access for less than 60 days will receive a temporary paper pass.

 

More information on DBIDS can be accessed by current CAC holders at https://dbids.dmdc.mil/#!/resources.

 

If you have questions regarding the exchange of a current RAPIDGate/MCESS credential for DBIDS or you are a new contractor seeking enrollment into

DBIDS, please contact the Cherry Point Contractor Vetting Office at (252) 466-4685/5921/3066/3461.


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