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    DBIDS Rolls Out at NAS Sigonella

    Security at Naval Air Station Naval Air Station Sigonella access gates became even stronger and faster. NAS Sigonella has joined other Navy commands in implementing the Defense Biometrics Identification System (DBIDS) at all entry control points (ECPs).

    An enhanced identity authentication and force protection system, DBIDS is a global database which will streamline the flow of information to the gate-guard who is determining an individual’s authorized access to NAS Sigonella.

    The system allows the gate-guard to use a handheld wireless scanner to instantly identify who the person is and whether or not he or she is allowed on base.

    A major benefit of DBIDS is the increased security. The system notifies guards about lost or stolen I.D. cards; flags individuals barred from the base; recognizes fraudulent cards; and interfaces with criminal data bases to recognize any criminal charges filed against the individual named on the card.

    According to information published by the Office of the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer (DONCIO), the system’s application is fairly straightforward:

    “The guard scans the card’s barcode and/or the individual’s fingerprints (depending on the Force Protection Condition (FPCON) level and installation policy) using a wireless handheld device. Then the guard reviews screen displays to verify that the ID card is an authorized DoD credential that is not expired, lost or stolen. It also verifies the individual’s identity and that he or she is not wanted, barred or suspended from entering the installation, and has access to the installation under the FPCON. If a restriction has been placed on the individual, the screen display will tell the guard how to proceed.”

    The screen displays include color photo, identity information, color-coded message screens, audible sounds to quickly and easily alert the guard of the individual’s status and a variety of administrator capabilities. In addition, the text on the screens is multilingual.

    The biometrics identification element of DBIDS allows use of fingerprint scans when the FPCON or installation policy dictates that additional checks are required.

    The DBIDS validation occurs in a matter of two to three seconds of the scan, less time than it takes the guard to visually validate an ID card.

    For most personnel accessing NAS Sigonella, no new or additional registrations are required.

    All active duty, reservists, family members, DoD civilians, and military retirees - anyone enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, known as DEERS - as well as DoD contractors with Common Access Card (CAC) or other federal CAC equivalents are automatically enrolled in the system upon their first scan by a DBIDS scanner.

    After the initial scan, it will cache personnel information in the DBIDS system and subsequent scans will only take two to three seconds.

    For non-TESLIN card holders, such as local national employees and contractors, a visit to the Visitor Control Center at the NAS II ECP complex will be required to receive a new DBIDS card to replace existing NAS Sigonella I.D. cards. This can be done on weekdays between hours of 0830 and 1600.

    ITAF and non-US NATO personnel will continue to use their current credentials.



    Date Taken: 07.30.2021
    Date Posted: 08.03.2021 10:18
    Story ID: 402281
    Location: SIGONELLA, IT 

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