If your only ID is issued by one of several states or territories, you may not be able to use that ID for access to DoD or other federal facilities including DSCC on January 30, 2017.
On January 30, 2017 certain state ID’s may not be accepted for access to DSCC due to non-compliance of the Real ID Act of 2005. The Real ID Act of 2005 and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Guidance (lead for REAL ID enforcement) prohibits Federal agencies (includes DoD) from accepting drivers’ licenses and state identification cards from non-compliant states. The Act was enacted to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance…of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” It established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and assigned responsibility for determining whether a state is meeting these standards to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
If a state or territory, that is determined non-compliant, does not receive a new extension Federal agencies, including DSCC, will not accept licenses and identification cards issued by these states and territories beginning January 30, 2017.
For more information on the Real Act of 2005 and a list of compliant and non-compliant states please go to the following DHS website: https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories.