USMC Interoperability

The Marines Corps (USMC) wanted to integrate its legacy access control and security applications with authoritative databases for better user identification and authentication, including integration with CAC/PIV cards. Like many organizations, the USMC had separate physical access control systems at each location, sometimes even different legacy systems on a single base. None of these ID systems communicated with each other, which led to separate data silos with little or no interoperability. CST analyzed legacy systems, specified new requirements, installed hardware, and developed next generation software to support the mission.

CST is experienced at developing interfaces and other innovative and interoperable features that work with and among many different Government-owned systems and authoritative databases involving identities (DEERS), biometrics (BIMA/DFBA), certificate revocation lists (CRLs), state DMVs, among others. Government solutions are hardened to meet stringent standards and extendable to work with other Government systems such as CAC/PIV and the Federal Bridge. CST is in compliance with applicable Federal Government regulations and standards (e.g., Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Privacy Act, and the Paperwork Reduction Act).  CST also has significant experience with Information Assurance (IA) Compliance, and co-authored the U.S. military’s Joint Gatekeeper Services standard which defines DoD middleware services in identity management applications.