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Aug 16, 2010 9:36 PM by Ariel Wesler

Vandenberg upgrades security system

Vandenberg Air Force Base began upgrading its security system today.

Anyone looking to get in will have to register their I.D. cards in a new database. It's called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The upgraded technology is designed to verify credentials produced by the Department of Defense--using fingerprint and photo identification.

"It will make the base more secure by giving us better capability to see who we're looking at when we scan the id card as well as catch any forgeries that may be out there," said Staff Sgt. Jason Varela with Security Forces on the base.

Registration starts today and runs through October 15th. Some 30 Air Force bases nationwide are already using the high-tech system.

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