All Active-Duty Marines Expected To Have 'Smart Cards' By October

By Thomas Duffy / April 30, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Marine Corps wants to have Common Access Cards -- the Defense Department's planned facility and computer security key -- distributed to all active duty personnel, selected reserves, civilian employees and eligible contractors by October, according to an internal message issued yesterday by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee. The CAC will be DOD's multifaceted physical security and computer access identification card. The idea behind the program is that by replacing the numerous cards military personnel now must carry with...

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