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The RAPIDGate Program Enhances Security at Naval Air Facility El Centro.

Thorough Screening and Streamlined Access for Vendors

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Naval Air Facility El Centro Naval Air Facility El Centro or NAF El Centro (IATA: NJK, ICAO: KNJK, FAA LID: NJK) is a military airport located six miles (10 km) northwest of El Centro, in Imperial County, California, USA.  has implemented the RAPIDGate([R]) Program to increase security and streamline access for the thousands of vendors, suppliers, service providers and contractors who access the base. The RAPIDGate Program, a product of Portland, OR-based Eid Passport, Inc., is an identity management and access control program. The program includes company enrollment; employee registration; employment status validation; identity authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.

(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network.
; background screening; biometric verification; and entry authorization for vendor, supplier, service provider and contractor employees that are not authorized au·thor·ize  
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.

2. To give permission for; sanction:
 a Common Access Card (CAC See Consumer Advisory Council. ).

Utilizing Eid Passport's patented program, employees who register for the program and successfully pass the background screening receive streamlined access to Naval Air Facility El Centro.

"We are very excited to implement the RAPIDGate Program at Naval Air Facility El Centro," said Eid Passport CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Steve Larson. "With the facility operating two runways and holding many trainings and events throughout the year, security and mission success is of utmost importance. We look forward to increasing security while streamlining access with the RAPIDGate Program."

About the RAPIDGate Program

The RAPIDGate Program ( provides a voluntary identity and access management solution for vendor, supplier, contractor and subcontractor One who takes a portion of a contract from the principal contractor or from another subcontractor.

When an individual or a company is involved in a large-scale project, a contractor is often hired to see that the work is done.
 personnel that enter secure facilities. It provides multiple layers of physical security checks including: validation of employment status, identity authentication, background screening, biometric verification, and entry authorization verification. Access control personnel can process RAPIDGate credential-holders in seconds, which improves gate efficiency, saves companies time and money, and improves customer satisfaction. One RAPIDGate Credential credential verb To determine or verify titles, qualifications, documents, completion of required training, and continuing education, in those persons who function in a professional or official capacity–eg, ER physician, neurosurgeon, etc. Cf Credentials.  may be used to request access to multiple participating installations for even greater convenience, efficiency and return on investment. The RAPIDGate Program already serves thousands of companies and tens of thousands of RAPIDGate credential-holders who enjoy streamlined access into Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial),  facilities across the continental U.S. and Hawaii. The RAPIDGate Program contains products and services subject to U.S. Patent No. 6,779,721.

About Eid Passport

Eid Passport, Inc. ( integrates leading-edge products and services into solutions that combine identity authentication, background screening and access management. Eid Passport's products and services make facilities, assets, and people safer and more secure. By using Eid Passport's RAPIDGate Biometric Enterprise Access Control Solution, highly secure facilities -- such as military installations, government buildings, federal agencies, manufacturing and distribution sites, ports and commercial buildings -- can increase security and streamline access for a variety of authorized personnel.

RAPIDGate and Eid Passport are registered trademarks of Eid Passport, Inc.
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