New ID-check system for military installations

WASHINGTON — Military installations have a new system for checking the credentials of people trying to gain access.

Department of Defense spokeswoman Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson said in a statement that the system, called the Identity Matching Engine for Security and Analysis, became functional Friday.

The system matches people affiliated with the Department of Defense against an FBI database for active arrest warrants. It also alerts if a person is using a lost or stolen credential or one that is no longer valid.

Moving quickly to implement the system was one of four key recommendations made by the Secretary of Defense following last year’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The shooter had a valid credential to gain entry.

Henderson says she couldn’t say how many installations are using the system.

More in Local News

Residents are helping turn Casino Road in a new direction

An initiative backed by a $700,000 grant goes to the community for solutions to the area’s challenges.

It’s hard to find a parking spot at Wallace Falls State Park

There’s a study under way on how to tackle that issue and others.

At long last, a church of his own

After years of filling in elsewhere, Hallack Greider is the new pastor at Maplewood Presbyterian.

Judge: Lawmakers’ emails, texts subject to public disclosure

News organizations had sued to challenge the Legislature’s claim that members were exempt.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Number of flu-related deaths in county continues to grow

Statewide, 86 people have died from the flu, most of whom were 65 or older.

2 names released from recent fatal crashes

Both men were killed earlier this month.

Man fatally shot in confrontation with deputies under US 2

No word yet on what led to the incident under the trestle east of Everett.

With an immigrant’s help, kids reach out to Filipino children

Marysville students drew and sent portraits. Thanks to a video, they got to see the reaction.

Most Read