Anyone trying to enter a military base will have to be screened against the FBI’s criminal database, Nextgov.com reports.
The idea is to determine whether visitors have been arrested, have a felony conviction or outstanding warrants. It comes in the wake of the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas and Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Troops, veterans, relatives and others with access have traditionally been checked against a Department of Defense database.
The DOD database will begin tapping into the FBI database on Friday.