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NBS Awarded Common Access Card Printer Contract for Department of Defense

Tuesday 9 December 2003 17:04 CET | News

NBS Card Technology has been awarded the centralized printer contract for the Department of Defense’s Common Access Card (CAC) Program. Following an extensive evaluation process, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) selected the NBS Horizon Printer for use in its CAC central issuance facility.

Common Access Cards are used by over 4 million people in the Department of Defense, including active-duty personnel, reservists, department civilians, and contractors. The high-speed, high-volume, in-line Horizon Card Issuance System was chosen to produce the CACs precisely because of the system’s ability to meet the DMDC’s exacting requirements for speed, volume, and especially security. The Horizon personalizes a CACs smart chip with data unique to its cardholder—this data includes a color photograph, human-readable text, bar codes, a magnetic stripe, and several other security features. Based on its cardholders security level, the CAC will then permit physical access to certain secure locations and logical access to specified computer networks.


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