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FBI Checks at Military Installation Front Gates

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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Reposted from military times dot com

What You Need to Know About FBI Checks at the Front Gate

Some military installations are now able to run FBI background checks on anyone trying to pass through their gates.

In what is partly a response to the mass shooting in September at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., when a gunman fatally shot 12 people and injured three others, the Pentagon fast-tracked the development of a forcewide screening system known as the Identity Matching Engine for Security and Analysis, or IMESA.

IMESA “will run the name of anyone visiting a DoD facility through a comprehensive check of data sources — such as the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the Terrorist Screening Database — that would indicate past criminal behavior, outstanding warrants, and other similar information,” according to an independent review of the Navy Yard shooting.

The system launched in mid-August, said Defense Department spokeswoman Army Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson. What you need to know:

System to be phased in

While the system was implemented Aug. 8, not all installations have the capability yet. However, Henderson said all the services have a long-range plan to connect their individual installations to IMESA. Initially, full access to the IMESA will be limited to some Air Force, Army, Marine, and Defense Logistics Agency installations, Henderson said.

Checking credentials

The IMESA system can both verify the validity of an approved federal credential, and match that identity or the name and Social Security number of a visitor against the National Crime Information Center Wanted Persons File.

If someone is flagged

When gate personnel using IMESA match a person to the NCIC Wanted Persons File, the base or post is required to determine the status of the outstanding arrest warrant and to contact the originating law enforcement agency to determine what to do with the suspect.

Non-DoD civilians

People not affiliated with the Defense Department will be asked to provide identification with enough information to be run through IMESA.

Service members should glide through

The information that is entered into IMESA is already contained in DoD’s personnel database or local databases created by DoD installations of individuals affiliated with DoD by employment on that installation.

Has your military installation implemented this yet?

by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 25, 2014 at 12:45 PM

 Interesting.  I've yet to hear about this until now.

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Aug. 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I have no idea if they do this here or not...

jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

not a clue

sbranom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

DH mentioned something about the gates going to implement a new system in the next year or so. Not sure if this is it or not. 

mrsary
by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM
Maybe. I never noticed.
sensual_peaches
by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM
Most people won't care. If you have nothing to hide why worry about it. I think they did this to me when I visited my dad. He slid my I'd through a machine and verified who I was. Rather be safe than sorry
mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Here they scan ids with a price checker gun thing, so maybe they already do it here. But I agree, nothing to hide, nothing to fear.  People lost their shit when the Commissary started scanning ID's though, so I'm sure someone will throw a fit.

Quoting sensual_peaches: Most people won't care. If you have nothing to hide why worry about it. I think they did this to me when I visited my dad. He slid my I'd through a machine and verified who I was. Rather be safe than sorry


1Choctaw
by Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 3:42 PM

That can take awhile.......I remember how long it took to check my parents in at the front gate without all the background checks....fun times fun times!

SlapItHigh
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 12:12 AM

I have no idea.

SlapItHigh
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

I had my scanned for the first time today.  Until now, they've only glanced at it and handed it back.  So is the scanning related to the FBI thing?

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Here they scan ids with a price checker gun thing, so maybe they already do it here. But I agree, nothing to hide, nothing to fear.  People lost their shit when the Commissary started scanning ID's though, so I'm sure someone will throw a fit.

Quoting sensual_peaches: Most people won't care. If you have nothing to hide why worry about it. I think they did this to me when I visited my dad. He slid my I'd through a machine and verified who I was. Rather be safe than sorry


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