The White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in south central New Mexico is doing away with its own badges and coming in line with HSPD-12 and PIV.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, the range will no longer accept range badges as identification to enter the post or for up-range access. White Sands supports development, test and evaluation for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defense.
To access sites up range, employees and contractors must update their older Common Access Card (CAC). The system provides background information on all employees.
Using the common identification standard will ensure that people are who they say they are, protecting the security of government facilities and its property within. An alternative to the CAC card is the RAPIDGate program, which is also an accepted form of identification on WSMR.
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