Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 08-004: Policy Guidance for DoD Access Control, April 29, 2008 [Incorporating Change 2, September 7, 2012] [open pdf - 51KB]
This Department of Defense (DoD) Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) "clarifies guidance for physical access equipment. This DTM is effective immediately; it shall be incorporated into DoD 5200.08-R. This DTM shall expire effective February 28, 2013. DoD 5200.08-R implements the requirements of Reference (b) for physical access. In complying with HSPD-12 [Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12], the Department of Defense will develop a robust interoperable system that raises security standards. HSPD-12 requires establishment of a mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors (including contractor employees) to enhance security, increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy. Reference c is the approved Government-wide standard. DoD 5200.08-R allows for legacy access control systems to be used during the HSPD-12 transition. These systems require interfacing hardware using commercial off-the-shelf solutions to complete the access control system. We are engaging the physical security community and industry to assess the availability of access control capabilities that are FIPS 201 [Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201] compliant."
DoD Directive-Type Memorandum 08-004; DoD DTM 08-004
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