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Published:April 12th, 2007 08:40 EST
Perform to Serve Web Site To Require CAC Login

Perform to Serve Web Site To Require CAC Login

By SOP newswire

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Effective April 14, Sailors using the Perform to Serve (PTS) Web site will be required to log in using a Command Access Card (CAC) containing their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates.

The move was made as part of the Navy`s ongoing fight against identity theft and to protect information contained in DoD Web sites and applications.

"The Navy is implementing this new security requirement in order to protect both the personal information of our Sailors and the integrity of our computer network resources," said Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Jean Allie, Navy Personnel Command, PTS coordinator. "This will strengthen the depth of Privacy Act and personal information protection in the PTS network."

The new security requirement restricts users from accessing the Web site from home unless they have a CAC reader installed on their home computers. PTS coordinators and the Navy`s Customer Service Center are aware of the new condition and will work with users via email, as appropriate, to submit PTS applications.

Since its inception in 2003, PTS has helped balance Navy ratings, while giving first-term Sailors a solid career path before they can reenlist or negotiate transfer orders with their detailers.

PTS allows Sailors the opportunity to convert from an overmanned rating to an undermanned rating or reenlist in their current undermanned rating, " said Senior Chief Personnel Specialist (SW/AW) Ron Miller, Navy Personnel Command, PTS coordinator. Ultimately, this should increase advancement opportunities. "

The new CAC login requirement will affect career counselors as well.

Career counselors are responsible for inputting their Sailors` information into PTS, " added Miller. They should make sure they are holding regular career development boards, and getting their Sailors into PTS in a timely fashion (the time frame is 15 months prior to EAOS/12 months prior to PRD). They must update PTS monthly with any changes, and make sure their Sailors are qualified if applying for a conversion. "

Sailors can contact their command career counselor for more information on PTS or check the Bureau of Personnel Web site for the most up-to-date details at https://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/PerformtoServe/

For assistance with PTS, Sailors may contact PTS coordinators and the Navy`s Customer Service Center at 1(866)U-ASK-NPC, or 1(866)827-5672.

For more news from Navy Personnel Command visit www.news.navy.mil/local/npc/.