High Tech Security for Desert:

The Air Force is installing a new security program called the Defense Biometric Identification System to enroll third country nationals to speed access to a base located in Southwest Asia. At this unnamed facility, airmen deployed to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron search about 900 personnel and 500 vehicles every day, reports SSgt. Cassandra Locke. During an average month, the searches encompass some 27,000 personnel and 15,000 vehicles. Using DBIDS, the airmen can speed the access process, reduce the ability for identity theft, and know who was on the installation at specific times.