From Commander, Navy Installations Command


The U.S. Navy is transitioning installations in the continental United States, including Hawaii and Guam, from the Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) to the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) for all vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service providers seeking base access.

This transition began April 17 as part of an effort to enhance base security.  Civilian and military employees of U.S. Navy installations began their transition to DBIDS system in 2015.

All eligible vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and service providers with Department of Defense sponsorship approved to conduct business with the Navy and/or tenants aboard a Navy installation who are not eligible for a Common Access Card (CAC) may apply for a DBIDS card.

Current NCACS cardholders will have 90 days beginning April 17 to obtain a temporary DBIDS paper pass at the local base Visitor Control Center. After the applicant obtains the DBIDS paper pass, they will have an additional 90 days to obtain the permanent DBIDS card at no cost. 

NCACS cards will no longer be accepted after July 15. 

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.