The procedures for entry to Fort Detrick will change effective January 5, 2015. Visit here for more information. Gate access is controlled by personal identification of all individuals entering Fort Detrick.

  1. NCI at Frederick employees and other individuals, such as NIH employees from Bethesda, with valid Federal/NIH PIV card will be granted unimpeded access through any open gate.
  2. Individuals with a valid Federal/NIH PIV card can vouch for others (except foreign visitors) in the vehicle through the Trusted Traveler Program. Escorting requirements can be found here.
  3. All individuals without a valid Federal/NIH PIV card must access Fort Detrick as a visitor and pass through the Old Farm Gate until March 30, 2015 and Nallin Gate effective March 30, 2015. The vehicle and all occupants are subject to inspection. All occupants of the vehicle must present a valid state-issued driver’s license or passport and will undergo a background check through the National Crime Information Center system and other valid background check systems. This includes family members who may be dropping off or picking up employees unless an individual with proper credentials (i.e. Federal/NIH PIV card) is in the vehicle.
  4. Vendors, subcontractors, temp agency employees and other personnel who are not authorized to be issued a Federal/NIH PIV card but have a recurring need to access the facility may be issued an Installation Access Badge. An example of someone who may wish to apply for this badge is a family member who routinely transports an employee to/from work. Forms to apply for this Fort Detrick badge are available in Protective Services, Building 426.
  5. All foreign visitors must gain access through the Old Farm Gate as a visitor (Nallin Gate effective March 30, 2015). The Trusted Traveler Program is not applicable to a foreign visitor. Thus, an NCI at Frederick employee with a Federal/NIH PIV card may not vouch for a foreign visitor. Foreign visitors should be prepared to present their passport as identification and the name and telephone number of the person (their sponsor) that they will be visiting. If the foreign visitor is driving a vehicle they must be prepared to show a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance. In addition, the sponsor needs to wait at the Gate for their foreign visitor to arrive. The sponsor must escort the foreign visitor to and from the gate either by leading or following the vehicle occupied by the foreign visitor. The sponsor is responsible for ensuring that the foreign visitor is escorted at all times.
  6. These procedures apply to all individuals and vehicles (private or government-owned). All commercial vehicles must enter through the Old Farm Gate until March 30, 2015 and Nallin Gate effective March 30, 2015.