Contact Information

Security: Common Access Card Information


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Room UP001
Security Director
(301) 295-3033
FAX (301) 295-1901

After hours emergencies

Contact the USU Security Guard Force at (301) 295-3038 or 295-3039

Common Access Card (CAC) Information

CAC General Information

  • The Security office is responsible for initiation of CAC applications for all contractors, volunteers, affiliates and civilian students
  • In order to receive a new CAC or renew a CAC, all of the above personnel must be initiated and verified in the TASS system by USU Security
  • If you are a new hire Civilian, allow 7 to 10 business days from start date for system to update. USU personnel can insure that they are verified in the rapids system by calling the DMDC support office at (800) 538-9552

Minimum Requirements

  • In order to obtain a CAC, all personnel will have to have a favorably completed background investigation, a valid government email and a signed and completed TASS Entry Sheet

Contractor CACs

  • In order to obtain a CAC, contractors will need to have a valid investigation, signed and completed entry sheet, and a "CTR" identified email address
  • To verify your investigation contact your contractor representative. For Henry Jackson employees, contact Mr. Joseph Ford at (301) 295-9820.
  • Once you have confirmed that you have a valid investigation, CTR identified email and a completed entry sheet, you will need to contact Ms. Nelly Alvarez at (301) 319-4124 in order to schedule an appointment

PDS Bethesda

The nearest CAC issuance point is PSD Bethesda located at Building 17 on Taylor Road. PSD BEthesda can be reached at (301) 295-0103.

PSD Bethesda Appointments

Walk-ins at PSD Bethesda (Building 17)

  • Monday - Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Two valid forms of ID
  • * The USU identification badge is an unacceptable form of identification for CAC pick-up

Lost/Stolen CAC

Fill out the Report of Loss form and return to USU Security Office