If you do business on a naval installation and don't have a Common Access Card (CAC), you are running out of time.
All eligible vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and service providers with Department of Defense (DoD) sponsorship, approved to conduct business with the Navy and/or tenants aboard a Navy installation, must apply for a DBIDS card no later than Aug. 14.
NCACS cards will no longer be accepted after Aug. 14, and those using the cards will not be granted base access until they complete the DBIDS registration process and receive their DBIDS card.
"It's important for these employees who work on the base to register now," said Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley.
"Don't wait to register until the last week because the lines will be long. And avoid showing up at the gate on Aug. 14 unregistered, because you won't be allowed access to the base and you won't make it to work."
There are two ways to obtain a DBIDS card:
If you currently have an NCACS Card, do the following to get a DBIDS credential:
Present your NCACS card and a completed copy of the SECNAV FORM 5512/1 to the base Visitor Control Center representative.
The VCC will pull up your information in the computer, ensuring all information is current and correct.
Once the information is validated, a temporary DBIDS credential is provided.
The temporary credential will have an expiration date by which you need to obtain a permanent DBIDS credential (usually about 90 days).
For each additional U.S. Navy installation for which you need access, the first time you visit you only need to bring the DBIDS credential and statement of purpose for base access when arriving at the Visitor Control Center.
The representative will enter base access authorization.
You may then proceed to work.
If you do NOT have an NCACS Card, do the following to obtain a DBIDS credential:
Present a letter or official document from your government sponsoring organization that provides the purpose for base access.
Present valid identification, such as a passport or a Real ID Act-compliant state driver's license.
Present a completed copy of the SECNAV 5512/1 form to obtain a background check
Upon completion of the background check, the Visitor Control Center representative will complete the DBIDS enrollment process, which includes your photo, finger prints, base restrictions, and several other assessments; after all this is done, you will be provided with a new DBIDS credential.
You may then proceed to work.
DBIDS increases installation security and communications by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards, and force protection conditions. The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation entry point.
For those making the transition and have questions, contact the local base Visitor Control Center at (insert telephone number).
If you are an eligible vendor, contractor, sub-contractor, supplier, or service provider, don't wait, register for DBIDS today!