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DoD Policy and Guidance - Identity Management and Identification (ID) Cards

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  • This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the issuing of DoD ID cards.
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  • This volume establishes responsibilities and procedures for the DoD ID card life-cycle.
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  • This guide pertains to the DoD ID cards and benefits eligible populations identified in DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 1, and DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 2. The tables within this guide identify the DoD ID card type and expiration date rules for eligible individuals as they are stored in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
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  • This volume prescribes the benefits for commissary; exchange; morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR); Military Health Services direct care in military treatment facilities (MTFs); and TRICARE civilian health care (CHC) in support of the members of the uniformed services, their dependents, and other eligible individuals.
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  • This guide details the TRICARE begin date rules for eligible populations identified in DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 1, and DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 2. The tables within this guide identify TRICARE begin date rules for eligible personnel and dependents, as they are stored in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
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  • This Directive establishes policy and assigns responsibility under the DoD PIP Program.
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  • This Instruction implements the policy for the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
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  • This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for DoD ID cards issued to meet certain requirements of the Geneva Conventions.
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  • This FAQ helps contractors apply for a CAC or other government credential.

Federal Policy and Guidance - ID Card Standards

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  • This manual specifies the architecture and technical requirements for a common identification standard for federal employees and contractors.
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  • This memorandum directs Federal agencies to develop and issue an implementation policy through which the agency will require the use of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials as the common means of authentication for access to that agency's facilities, networks, and information systems.
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  • This memorandum provides final government-wide credentialing standards to be used by all Federal departments and agencies in determining whether to issue or revoke personal identity verification (PIV) cards to their employees and contractor personnel, including those who are non-United States citizens.
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  • This Presidential Directive establishes mandatory, government-wide standards for secure and reliable forms of identification used for physical and logical access to federal facilities.

DoD Policy and Guidance - Benefits

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  • This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for operating the DoD commissary program.
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  • This Instruction prescribes procedures and assigns responsibilities for operating Armed Services Exchanges.
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  • This Instruction establishes and implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for operating and managing programs for military MWR programs.
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  • This Instruction implements policy for eliminating the fraudulent use of Identification Cards (ID) issued to Members of the Uniformed Services, their dependents, and other eligible individuals for health care provided in the Military Health System (MHS) Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs).
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  • This Instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under Section 1059 of Title 10, United States Code, for the payment of monthly transitional compensation to dependents of members separated for dependent abuse.

DoD Policy and Guidance - Security

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  • This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the DoD Personnel Security Program (PSP).
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  • This Regulation establishes policies and procedures to ensure that acceptance and retention of personnel in the Armed Forces, acceptance and retention of civilian employees in the Department of Defense, and granting members of the Armed Forces, DoD civilian employees, DoD contractors, and other affiliated persons access to classified information are clearly consistent with the interests of national security.
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  • This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for investigating and adjudicating eligibility to hold a Common Access Card (CAC).
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DoD Instruction 8500.01, "Cybersecurity"

March 14, 2014
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  • This Instruction establishes a DoD cybersecurity program to protect and defend DoD information and information technology.
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  • This Instruction establishes and implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for developing and implementing a DoD-wide PKI and enhancing the security of DoD information systems by enabling these systems to use PKI for authentication, digital signatures, and encryption.
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  • This Directive-Type Memorandum establishes DoD access control policy and the minimum DoD security standards for controlling entry to DoD installations and stand-alone installations.
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  • This Regulation implements the policies and minimum standards for the physical security of DoD installations and resources.
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  • This Directive establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and describes procedures for DoD biometrics.

DoD Policy and Guidance - Privacy

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  • This Directive updates the policies and responsibilities of the DoD Privacy Program.
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  • This Regulation prescribes uniform procedures for implementation of the Defense Privacy Program.
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  • This Instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for SSN use reduction in the Department of Defense.