NEWS / INFORMATION PAGE
10 May 2021: Amazon has denied my appeal to continue in their affiliate program. So, ALL links to Amazon have been removed. This will drastically reduce the money I had coming in to run the website.
21 August 2017: Interviewed for Attack the CAC article in Army Times
07 March 2017: Completed Chrome OS installation page
19 October 2016: ActivID 220.127.116.11 finally released for Windows 10 computers. Army users can download from links on Army specific page Other branches can purchase it from links on ActivClient page
23 September 2016: LPS renamed to Trusted End Node Security (TENS)
20 September 2016: Created dedicated Mac OS Sierra 10.12.x specific page.
30 September 2015: Created dedicated El Capitan OS X 10.11.x specific page.
03 September 2015: Found updated driver for newer SCR3500A CAC readers for Mac users.
28 July 2015: Directed to remove all Lotus Forms and eSign download links
28 July 2015: Created Windows 10 Support Page
02 June 2015: Received retirement award
18 April 2015: Thanks to Randy Farley, Mac users can now use the Army Reserve Remote Access Portal
28 February 2015: Mac users can now digitally sign OERs and NCOERs in Evaluation Entry System (EES) and other forms
31 December 2014: Registered http://MilitaryMAC.com, this auto redirects to http://MilitaryCAC.com/apple.htm
22 December 2014: Create new guide to help Windows RT and other users who receive "There is a problem with the website's security certificate."
11 December 2014: Created Amazon purchase link page. This allows people to support MilitaryCAC without changing their purchasing habits.
03 November 2014: Added webform to make it easier for people to contact HRC with EES problems
30 October 2014: Created OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) specific page
23 September 2014: Thursby's Android Solution is now available and includes a 2 week free trial of their app
15 September 2014: Added StealthVPN information in an attempt to help military members access their Enterprise Email when in countries where DISA blocks their civilian internet provider from accessing Government websites.
3 September 2014: Created a Friends page to show off companies that support MilitaryCAC.
7 August 2014: Thursby Software released PKard for iOS version 2.1.4. This version allows access Defense Travel System (DTS)
25 July 2014: Passed 3,500,000 visitors
7 July 2014: Army Publishing Directorate put out more information about their migration to Adobe Forms from Lotus Forms.
12 June 2014: Created dedicated support page for HRCs new Evaluation Entry System (EES) website
15 April 2014: How to activate PIV authentication certificate video created
8 April 2014: ActivClient 6.2.0.x and 7.0.2.x updates are available
25 February 2014: Office Online is a free online version of Microsoft Office
6 February 2014: Posted updated CAC certificate recovery guide
4 February 2014: Registered CAC.guru as another domain name pointing to MilitaryCAC
31 January 2014: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 99,590. (Previous was 85,418 in May 2012)
26 January 2014: Cleaned up the main home page and moved the top 10 problems to the FAQs page. Renamed errors2 to FAQs
22 January 2014: Broke record with 4,005 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,864 on 13 January 2014)
15 January 2014: Passed 3,000,000 visitors
13 January 2014: Broke record with 3,864 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,716 on 7 January 2014)
12 January 2014: Created a page for use of the Army Reserve Remote Access Portal this will assist Army Reserve members in keeping their ARNet accounts active in between Reserve weekends.
7 January 2014: Broke record with 3,716 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,590 on 1 May 2012)
7 January 2014: NMCI has been randomly switching people between the East and West servers. So, if you previously worked on one and it is not working now, please try the opposite one. OWA links can be found here
31 December 2013: Finished up 2013 with 838,733 unique visitors
19 December 2013: The date for retirees to setup their auto forward from AKO to a commercial email address has been pushed back to 31 January 2014 from 31 December 2013.
18 December 2013: New updates for ActivClient 6.2.0 & ActivClient 7.0.2 have been received and are posted.
14 December 2013: Redesigned the "How to use a CAC with Firefox guide"
12 December 2013: Under Secretary of the Army memorandum regarding Enterprise Email address will be on all newly issued CACs starting on 6 January 2014.
12 November 2013: Windows 7 / Internet Explorer 11 users will have to add their OWA server [or any other websites that are not working] to their "Compatibility View Settings" by following slide 19 in this guide. You may then have to reinstall the S/MIME control. Cure provide by Tuan
2 November 2013: Created a 'retiring' page dedicated to providing information for people getting ready to retire. I want to make sure they understand they will no longer have access to their Enterprise Email and very soon AKO as well.
27 October 2013: To use DTS on Windows 8.1, look here for instructions
23 October 2013: Window 8.1 / Internet Explorer 11 users will have to add their OWA server [or any other websites that are not working] to their "Compatibility View Settings" by following slide 19 in this guide. You may then have to reinstall the S/MIME control. Cure provide by Tuan
23 October 2013: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) users who want to use their CAC will need to consult both the CAC enablers page, and the DTS page if you want to use DTS.
12 October 2013: Silanis, Thursby to Offer Secure E-Signing in the Field via iPad
26 September 2013: Michael was featured in US Army Warrant Officer Association Newsliner magazine
20 September 2013: Updated FBCA Cross Cert remover v 3.09 posted here.
04 September 2013: Received ActivClient 18.104.22.168 update
28 August 2013: Updated the Make Your CAC work and how to forward mail.mil email guides.
28 August 2013: Registered http://milcac.us as an additional website address.
29 July 2013: Thursby releases new metal CAC readers, (Press release) which includes support for lightning plug devices like the iPad with Retina Display, iPad Mini, iPhone 5, & iPad Touch (5th generation).
22 July 2013: Precise Biometrics has introduced new pricing for their Tactivo readers, and now have readers for iPhone 5 and iPad 4
18 July 2013: PKard for iOS released version 2.0. This new version now supports Dual Persona personnel. Update your app from the App store on your iPhone / iPad.
18 July 2013: Army migrating to Adobe fillable forms. Army Publishing Directorate will begin conversion of the Army's inventory of existing IBM Lotus forms to PDF in the first quarter of FY 14 with a completion by the end of FY 14. Beginning in FY15, Lotus Forms and ApproveIt / eSign software will no longer be supported. This is great news for Mac users since Lotus and ApproveIt has never worked for them. Please know that the current EES system requires Lotus Forms and eSign to allow signing of OERs (currently) and NCOERs (in the future).
10 July 2013: 10 Insane Mac Apps! Featuring Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac for only $49.99, Ended on 24 July 2013
22 June 2013: A LOT of dual persona users have had a difficult time activating their PIV cert. Without it being activated, they cannot access their office AKO replacement email (@mail.mil). All information regarding this process can be found here. We have found 2 alternate options (depending on your Operating System version).
32 bit Windows users can use Firefox to activate your PIV cert. Make sure you have Firefox set up correctly to use your CAC first.
64 bit Windows users can use Waterfox to activate your PIV cert. Make sure you have Waterfox set up correctly to use your CAC first.
Instructions regarding PIV activation can be read here.
7 June 2013: Passed 2,500,000 unique visitors to the site.
3 June 2013: AKO transitions to next-generation enterprise services Looks like retirees and family members will lose their email in mid-2014, so much for "Email for life."
22 May 2013: baiMobile has released an iPhone / iPad browser app to be able to access CAC enabled websites via your iPhone / iPad using their baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth CAC reader. Android is stated to be coming soon.
22 May 2013: Registered MilitaryCAC.ml
12 May 2013: Updated the ApproveIt on Office 2010 page to include eSign for Office 2013
2 May 2013: http://militarycac.mil was taken offline. DISA would not respond to my written request to provide a written reason that I could share as to why they recommended it be shut down. Please visit their help site for further support: http://iase.disa.mil/pki-pke/getting_started/index.html
30 April 2013: Made aware that DISA has recommended DTIC to turn off MilitaryCAC.mil.
24 April 2013: We tested using Firefox recently, and it worked. Make sure you have Firefox set up correctly to use your CAC first. The parts above about ActivClient and Java still must match.
20 April 2013: ActivClient 7.0.2.x is now available from SCB Solutions. I'm still trying to get updates from ActivClient to post on AKO to update 7.0.1
16 April 2013: Received new website for Soldier's Access ALC (Advanced Leader Course) Their help desk #: 800-275-2872, option 3
15 April 2013: Received two confirmed reports that when Google Chrome updated their web browser recently the CAC ability stopped working for Mac computers. Only recommendation is to use Safari for your CAC needs on your Mac.
6 April 2013: Received this link showing CAC access using Citrix on an Android device. We are getting closer every day.
29 March 2013: Finding more and more of a need to install the latest DoD certificates on Macs
24 March 2013: Created new page for eSIGN 6.6 (replacement for ApproveIt 6.5)
11 March 2013: Received email from ActivIdentity stating I needed to remove ALL ActivIdentity software from MilitaryCAC. So, each of the 3 update pages AC 6.2, AC 6.1, & AC 7.0 only have links to AKO now.
5 March 2013: Received new DoD InstallRoot file version 3.16a. Updated the DoD certs page
4 March 2013: Received ActivClient 7.0.1 from NETCOM, placed on AKO for Army users to download both the 32bit or 64bit versions. All other branches will have to purchase it. Currently only available from: SCB Solutions.
2 March 2013: Created MacNotes page with installation steps for getting a CAC to work on a Mac.
12 February 2013: The Advanced Technologies Beta mail has done its job bringing us to DoD Enterprise Email and was SHUT DOWN on 28 February 2013. Sure wish DISA would have given us what this program did.
6 February 2013: The MilitaryCAC.com website is now officially being mirrored at: http://MilitaryCAC.mil This has been an ongoing goal of mine since 2009. DTIC is hosting the site and doing weekly "scrapes" of the site. My hopes are that the 'Nay Sayers' will now see the same information on .mil and start taking my information being provided here seriously.
2 February 2013: With the soon launch of MilitaryCAC.mil I've attempted to secure this site more. I've disabled list view of directories. This has created the need for a new page for IOGear GSR202 reader firmware downgrade, you can see it here
29 January 2013: Firefox users can also use Coolkey to access CAC enabled websites. Visit the Firefox specific page for more information.
28 January 2013: NEWS FLASH: Windows 8 Basic users can download Coolkey (Select the Download link next to: Smart Card Manager 1.0.1-6-1 Installer for Windows) since there is no current ActivClient available for you saving you the $80 - $200 upgrade price to Windows 8 Professional. This program worked on my Windows 8 Professional computer.
27 January 2013: Created new page within site that has all ACRONYMS and references on one page.
27 January 2013: I received an email from 1SG Michael Murphy with a fix to not being able to use ApproveIt with Office 2010, I also got 2013 working this way. Follow this page, if you are interested how to fix your system.
3 January 2013: Army Users are now authorized to purchase Microsoft Office Products again as part of the Home Use Program. This new program includes DISA, Air Force, and Army.
31 December 2012: Finished 2012 with 891,770 unique visitors, 2011 had 728,097 visitors
14 December 2012: Found out that Navy personnel are not authorized to read your own email via OWA on your computer without the written permission of their local IA Authority IAW the SAAR-N you previously signed. I also found out you will need to sign another agreement before you can read your own email via OWA from a non Government owned computer. The Navy has quite a few requirements for your personal computer that they mandate you meet before before reading your own @Navy.mil email. From what I was told, you could get into trouble if you do not follow these rules. This must be why they make you login with your CAC to download ActivClient? :)
9 December 2012: Found 2 new CAC readers (a keyboard and a USB model)
5 December 2012: The Mac Utility Bundle was on sale for $59.99, regular $95.00 until 11 December 2012. It included: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, and Apptamer
4 December 2012: Changed MilitaryCAC.com logo to MilitaryCAC to aid in the different domain names that all end at this site.
30 November 2012: Due to heavy memory usage on the shared web server I was one. Had to upgrade to a dedicated server
28 November 2012: Found out the Windows 8 Basic edition does NOT have built in CAC ability. ActivIdentity is working on an ActivClient 7.0.1 & 7.0.2 versions (still in development).
25 November 2012: Received Social Network Do's and Don'ts guides for top 4 sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.
25 November 2012: Updated the Windows questions & Mac questions webforms to a non flash version. This will allow us to receive help requests from devices that cannot use Flash (iPhone / iPad). Still trying to find a menu builder to replace the flash based menu at the top of every screen. If you know of one, please let me know.
21 November 2012: The Mac Utility Bundle was on sale for $59.99, regular $245.00 until 29 November 2012. It included: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, Snagit, VirusBarrier X6, MacOptimizer, & Rubbernet
17 November 2012: All Army AKO users who have a CAC will be migrated to DISA's Enterprise Email in the coming months and will no longer be able to access their AKO email via username / password. It will require 100% CAC use from the https://web.mail.mil OWA web page. Please look at this page for information you will need during this migration.
15 November 2012: Army users can now download Adobe Acrobat X (full version from CHESS)
13 November 2012: ActivClient 6.2.0.x and 7.0.0.x do not work correctly with Windows 8. You are better off using the Windows 8 built in Smart Card utility.
4 November 2012: Passed 2,000,000 visitors
30 October 2012: Read DISA's draft Apple iOS 6 STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide)
28 October 2012: Washington Post article about iPhones / Androids taking over for BlackBerry's in the Government
27 October 2012: Windows 8 is here, find out solutions to some issues here
26 October 2012: Received new updates for ActivClient 6.2 & 7.0
24 October 2012: The iPhone 5, and upcoming iPad mini and iPad with Retina Display (preorders started 26 October) will require a Lightning to 30-pin adaptor for the Thursby reader, iAuthenticate reader, and the BAI reader below. You'll have to wait for a newer Tactivo case.
24 October 2012: Information for Windows 8 upgraders using Parallels
20 October 2012: Apple has removed Java from its Mac updates. So, you'll need to download it manually from Java.com. If you want to use DTS, you'll need to follow this guidance from DBSign afterwards to make it work.
16 October 2012: New iAuthenticate Smart Card Reader for iPad and iPhone (4S & previous) being released soon from Identive.
16 October 2012: The Microsoft Surface RT goes on sale 26 October 2012. Please know this first version has an ARM processor and WLL NOT be able to run legacy Windows programs. If you want this capability [like I do], you'll need to wait until early 2013 for the x86 based processor version with Windows 8 Pro.
11 October 2012: Passed 728,097 hits, (took 12 months in 2011)
25 September 2012: Made aware of a new CAC enabler for Macs called: Centrify Express for Smart Card 2012
21 September 2012: Found ITRS link for Army Reserve Commanders to access the website from home. Visit: http://militarycac.com/whyown.htm to find link at #: 11
14 September 2012: Found another CAC enabled keyboard
24 August 2012: Reminder to replace your old CAC by 30 September 2012
31 July 2012: CSSI states that to use their software with Mountain Lion, you must reinstall it
25 July 2012: Created Mac Mountain Lion (10.8) information page
24 July 2012: PKard version 1.2 supports Mountain Lion 10.8 (drops Leopard (10.5) support from this version)
15 July 2012: Found Apple Store for Employee Purchase Program (EPP) page at: http://store.apple.com/us_epp_55499
13 July 2012: Received ActivClient 22.214.171.124 update. Download links are posted on the ActivClient 6.2 update page.
2 July 2012: Received ActivClient 126.96.36.199 update. Download links are posted on the ActivClient 7 update page
18 June 2012: Interviewed in SecureIDNews, Government ID, Smart Cards, Identification and Authentication article regarding Thursby's PKard for iOS and reader.
6 June 2012: MacUpdate ran a special for $49.99 which included Parallels and 10 other Mac apps ($407.00 value)This offer ended on 20 June 2012
31 May 2012: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 85,418. (Previous was 84,022 in January 2012)
31 May 2012: Created guide with instructions on how to forward your DoD Enterprise Email to another .mil email address.
30 May 2012: AKO Insider for May 2012 has article about CW3 Danberry
18 May 2012: Noah Kalish has graciously agreed to provide Linux specific support
6 May 2012: Added ChangeDetection service to ActivClient 62 update page to help people know when updates come out.
1 May 2012: Broke record with 3,590 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,505 on 13 December 2011)
19 April 2012: For users of 10.5 (Leopard) with a MobileMe account, there was an opportunity to upgrade to 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) for FREE!! But, the offer ended on 15 June 2012
17 April 2012: iPhone and iPad users can now use their CAC and access CAC enabled websites using Thursby PKard for iOS and PKard reader
13 April 2012: Passed 1,500,000 visitors
10 April 2012: Received ActivClient 188.8.131.52 update. Download links are posted on new ActivClient 7 update page.
9 April 2012: Received ActivClient 184.108.40.206 update. Download links are posted on ActivClient 6.2 update page.
9 April 2012: Received ActivClient 220.127.116.11 update. download links are posted on ActivClient 6.1 update page.
6 April 2012: The SmartCard Retiree / family member PILOT has reopened for people near Fort Belvoir, VA, Fort Bragg, NC, and Fort Jackson, SC through 30 September 2012. Unfortunately, Fort Hood, TX, and Fort Gordon, GA are not reopening.
19 March 2012: History of the Common Access Card (CAC) article in Security InfoWatch.com
25 February 2012: Tested Developer edition of Mountain Lion (10.8). So far, the same fixes for Lion (10.7) have worked on Mountain Lion.
18 February 2012: Created Uninstall page with instructions on how to uninstall 5 of the Mac CAC enabling programs like: PKard, OpenSC, CSSI, CACkey, and copying CAC & CACNG Tokend files
17 February 2012: With news of OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) being released, created a new page specifically for it.
13 February 2012: Passed 119,070 hits in first 44 days of 2012 (took 12 months in 2009)
31 January 2012: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 84,022. (Previous was 79,745 in December 2011)
15 January 2012: Found "Using PKI" class on DISAs IA Training website
7 January 2012: Passed 17,660 hits in first 7 days of 2012 (took 6 months in 2008)
4 January 2012: New Information regarding CAC only AKO
3 January 2012: Mac users who have purchased the IO Gear GSR-202 from the PX / BX within the last few months may have problems. I've worked with Thursby Software and IO Gear to find an update (downgrade) for the firmware on the reader. Please use the following 2 files in this folder to update your CAC reader.
3 January 2012: Visit the new page for customizing your iPhone or iPad
31 December 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 79,745. (Previous was 79,183 in August 2011)
31 December 2011: Finished 2011 with 728,097 visitors, 2010 had: 298,324
28 December 2011: Another CAC reader for the Apple i Products (coming soon) this with PKard for iOS will allow you to use your CAC on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod
13 December 2011: Broke record with 3,505 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,429 on 7 December 2011)
7 December 2011: Broke record with 3,429 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,413 on 5 December 2011)
7 December 2011: CSSI-PIV now available for using your CAC on your Mac (available from SCB Solutions).
5 December 2011: Broke record with 3,413 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,281 on 30 November 2011)
3 December 2011: Received information about another middleware product for Windows computers called OpenSC. This will give Firefox users (or anyone else who can't get ActivClient) a free option for using their CAC.
30 November 2011: Broke record with 3,281 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,150 on 3 August 2011)
24 November 2011: News article titled: Why the next "ObamaBerry" might run Android or iOS
8 November 2011: Created Google+ MilitaryCAC page added button to home page
23 October 2011: Added LinkedIn, and Twitter share buttons to home page
20 October 2011: Passed 1,000,000 visitors
19 October 2011: InstallRoot 3.15A was released, download latest DoD certificates from DoD certs page
9 October 2011: Recorded new video showing how to update firmware on SCR-331 reader using LPS
4 October 2011: ActivClient 18.104.22.168 released and posted
2 October 2011: Number of visitors in 2011 passed 500,000 visitors
01 October 2011: Created Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.X) support page (this is also the 100th page for the website)
01 October 2011: Passed 950,000 visitors
01 October 2011: Video on the new Medicare Common Access Card
11 September 2011: Passed 900,000 visitors
4 September 2011: Added Change Detection to Mobile page.
31 August 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 79,183. (Previous was 72,823 in July 2011)
30 August 2011: Created consolidated Apple page that links to all Mac related pages within the site.
27 August 2011: New Firefox 6 on Mac - Snow Leopard video
25 August 2011: Webutation scores MilitaryCAC with 100/100 score as being safe
22 August 2011: Visitors in 2011 passed 400,000 visitors
21 August 2011: Passed 850,000 visitors
20 August 2011: Tested the Cherry G83-6644 USB CAC keyboard. See results by visiting link
3 August 2011: Broke record with 3,150 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 3,030 on 25 July 2011)
2 August 2011: Passed 800,000 visitors
31 July 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 72,823. (Previous was 71,442 in June 2011)
30 July 2011: Tested 3 readers: ACR3801, GSR202, & HP KUS0133 Keyboard. See results by clicking the links.
28 July 2011: Created Mac Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual CAC specific page. This gives this [very specific] CAC support on the Mac without purchasing a 3rd party program like PKard.
25 July 2011: Broke record with 3,030 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,963 on 7 July 2011)
24 July 2011: Redesigned the USB CAC readers page to find specific brands (and drivers) easier.
20 July 2011: Created Mac Lion Support, and No CAC with Lion information pages
13 July 2011: Passed 2010's total visitor count of: 298,324
12 July 2011: Passed 750,000 visitors
7 July 2011: Broke record with 2,963 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,953 on 6 June 2011)
4 July 2011: Moved Error number code messages to separate page.
2 July 2011: Added MD5, SHA1 & SHA256 Hashes to files downloadable from MilitaryCAC.com
1 July 2011: Recommended on http://asoldier.net/ for AKO access problems.
30 June 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 71,442. (Previous was 57,054 in May 2011)
21 June 2011: Passed 700,000 visitors
12 June 2011: Added Facebook Like buttons to a majority of the pages within this website.
6 June 2011: Broke record with 2,953 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,535 on 16 May 2011)
31 May 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 57,054. (Previous was 42,866 in April 2011)
31 May 2011: Passed 650,000 visitors
30 May 2011: Split Comments page into separate years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
17 May 2011: Featured on urlpulse.co.uk
16 May 2011: Broke record with 2,535 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,244 on 11 May 2011)
11 May 2011: Broke record with 2,244 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,164 on 10 May 2011)
10 May 2011: Broke record with 2,164 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,133 on 9 May 2011)
9 May 2011: Broke record with 2,133 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 2,055 on 4 May 2011)
4 May 2011: Broke record with 2,055 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,932 on 3 May 2011)
3 May 2011: Broke record with 1,932 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,906 on 2 May 2011)
3 May 2011: Passed 600,000 visitors
2 May 2011: Broke record with 1,906 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,877 on 26 April 2011)
30 April 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 42,866. (Previous was 36,039 in March 2011)
30 April 2011: The day has finally come, the need to register your new CAC with AKO has gone away. This also means dual CAC holders can use either issued CAC. Read more about it here.
29 April 2011: MilitaryCAC ranked on bizinformation.co
26 April 2011: Broke record with 1,877 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,795 on 13 April 2011)
18 April 2011: Received updated ActivClient 6.2 hotfix
13 April 2011: Broke record with 1,795 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,784 on 12 April 2011)
12 April 2011: Broke record with 1,784 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,724 on 11 April 2011)
11 April 2011: Broke record with 1,724 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,634 on 7 April 2011)
7 April 2011: Broke record with 1,634 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,628 on 6 April 2011)
6 April 2011: Broke record with 1,628 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,603 on 5 April 2011)
5 April 2011: Broke record with 1,603 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,508 on 4 April 2011)
4 April 2011: Broke record with 1,508 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,439 on 8 February 2011)
31 March 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 36,039. (Previous was 32,564 in January 2011)
30 March 2011: Passed 550,000 visitors
17 March 2011: Added Contact APD page
14 March 2011: Added Metric Mail statistics information
07 March 2011: Featured on W3Spy.net
25 February 2011: PKard is a new option if you are having problems getting your CAC to work on your Mac
13 February 2011: Passed 500,000 visitors
10 February 2011: Navy personnel having problems after trying the ideas here, can look here for more ideas to try.
8 February 2011: Broke record with 1,439 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,385 on 10 January 2011)
31 January 2011: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 32,564. (Previous was 30,757 in August 2010)
30 January 2011: Created new page with instructions on how to use LPS to download ActivClient
24 January 2011: Received email informing me of a new way to access CAC enabled websites without ActivClient called Coolkey (I have not tested it yet). If you do, please let me know how it worked for you.
10 January 2011: Broke record with 1,385 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,260 on 31 August 2010)
2 January 2011: Tested MilitaryCAC.com on Norton Safe Web, it is OK
31 December 2010: Finished 2010 with 298,324 visitors, 2009 had: 119,070
28 December 2010: Passed 450,000 visitors
14 December 2010: Article about CW3 Danberry & MilitaryCAC.com in the Army Times 29 November 2010 edition Part 1 | Part 2
8 December 2010: Created Common Access Card (CAC) page on LinkedIn
11 November 2010: Created How To Videos page for Mac specific items
9 November 2010: Found out that MilitaryCAC.com is written at a 5th grade level. So, no one should get confused with my instructions. :)
8 November 2010: Signified the three year mark of this website being online rendering support to users worldwide.
28 October 2010: Passed 400,000 visitors
22 October 2010: MilitaryCAC.com was tested safe by McAfee SiteAdvisor
16 October 2010: Created How To Videos showing how to things like installing ActivClient, LotusForms, ApproveIt, DoD Certificates, SCR-331 CAC reader and configure Internet Explorer to work with your CAC
02 October 2010: Added myForms section to the FAQs page
01 October 2010: Created new OWA (Outlook Web Access) page
20 September 2010: Excellent presentation on how to find a form, complete it, route it and digitally sign it via MyForms
12 September 2010: You can watch my presentation from CPAW (this is where I received my Certificate of Appreciation from AKO.
31 August 2010: Broke record with 1,260 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,235 on 17 August 2010)
31 August 2010: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 30,757. (Previous was 28,324 in July 2010)
26 August 2010: Passed 350,000 visitors
20 August 2010: Set up new page with instructions on setting up AKO email on your Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry phone
17 August 2010: Broke record with 1,235 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,215 on 11 August 2010)
14 August 2010 I received 2 emails from different Soldiers who figured out that the newest Firefox seems to work with ActivClient 6.1. You can Download ActivClient 6.1 here but you may need the update to be able to use it with your newer 144K or 5.5 CAC.
12 August 2010: MilitaryCAC.com Featured on Unique Ed Techie blog
12 August 2010: Found Boot camp installation guide for Mac users
12 August 2010: Created visual steps for fixing IE to work with AKO
11 August 2010: Broke record with 1,215 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,186 on 26 July 2010)
2 August 2010: I received a Certificate of Appreciation from AKO for assisting people on the CAC Reference Center
31 July 2010: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 28,324. (Previous was 24,957 in June 2010)
26 July 2010: Broke record with 1,186 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,170 on 14 July 2010)
14 July 2010: Broke record with 1,170 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,149 on 13 July 2010)
13 July 2010: Broke record with 1,149 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,141 on 12 July 2010)
12 July 2010: Broke record with 1,141 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,125 on 9 July 2010)
12 July 2010: Passed 150,000 visitors in 2010
10 July 2010: Added Share this site on Facebook link
9 July 2010: Broke record with 1,125 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,095 on 8 February & 4 June 2010)
7 July 2010: Passed 300,000 visitors
30 June 2010: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 24,957. (Previous was 24,391 in March 2010)
13 June 2010: Completed a Snow Leopard specific Mac page
9 June 2010: Featured on http://www.geekapproach.com
5 June 2010: Site passed the 119,070 visitors this year. This was the total number of visitors from 2009.
4 June 2010: Tied record with 1,095 unique hits in one day from 8 February 2010
16 May 2010: Mac, Linux, & Windows users can now all use DTS
15 May 2010: Stanley Global CAC readers are now Mac compatible (with reader update)
7 May 2010: New information to assist you getting the Smart Card service (re) started
5 May 2010: Lotus Forms is now available for Army personnel
4 May 2010: Passed 250,000 visitors
31 March 2010: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 24,391. (Previous was 23,274 in January 2010)
08 March 2010: Air Force now has ActivClient 6.2 available via their Portal
27 February 2010: Passed 200,000 visitors
22 February 2010: MilitaryCAC.com site keywords Top 100 positions in search engine (access card; cac; and AKO)
8 February 2010: Broke record with 1,095 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 1,058 on 11 January 2010)
31 January 2010: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 23,274. (Previous was 16,935 in December 2009)
30 January 2010: If you have a PIV II compliant CAC (back shows: "Gemalto TOP DL GX4 144" or "Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual") and you are using Windows 7, you may be able to use your CAC without any the ActivClient software. Visit this page for more information.
29 January 2010: ActivClient 6.2 is now available for Marine Corps personnel
28 January 2010: ActivClient 6.2 is now available for Army personnel
24 January 2010: Site passed the 17,660 visitors already this month. This was the total number of visitors between July and December in 2008.
23 January 2010: Added Google voice free calling for support to the questions page
11 January 2010: Broke the 1000 barrier, with a new record of 1058 unique hits in 1 single day. (Previous was 859 on 05 January 2010).
05 January 2010: Broke record with 859 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 745 on 16 December 2009)
05 January 2010: Received phone call from Army CAC/PKI office. The test has been completed for ActivClient 6.2. I'll have download links as soon as the software is available on AKO.
05 January 2010: Set up reciprocal link with SCB Solutions
05 January 2010: Added a new inexpensive Smart Card and CAC 39 in 1 Multi Memory SIM Card Reader to list. Visit: the USB readers page and look for the Stanley Global model 114
31 December 2009: Completed year with 119,070 unique hits. 2008 only had 17,660 (which was July-December)
31 December 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 16,935. (Previous was 14,736 in November 2009)
27 December 2009: Created DoD civilian CAC information page
26 December 2009: Successfully installed ActivClient 6.1 (32 bit) onto Windows 7 (32 bit) using Compatibility mode. Service members should not need to purchase ActivClient 6.2 any longer.
22 December 2009: Passed 150,000 visitors since I started tracking visitors
22 December 2009: Received Voicemail from Army CAC PKI office regarding ActivClient 6.2, they are "looking into it."
21 December 2009: Finished installation on my 64 bit Windows 7 laptop computer.
16 December 2009: Broke record with 745 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 716 on 2 December 2009)
11 December 2009: Registered http://MilitaryCAC.us, http://MilitaryCAC.net, http://MilitaryCAC.org, & http://MilitaryCAC.mobi
5 December 2009: Found a new inexpensive CAC reader to list. Visit: the USBReaders page and look for the Stanley Global model 111
2 December 2009: Broke record with 716 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 706 on 26 October 2009)
30 November 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 14,736. (Previous was 14,287 in October 2009)
21 November 2009: ApproveIt 6.1 released (see updated ApproveIt page)
08 November 2009: Signified the two year mark of this website being online rendering support to users worldwide.
01 November 2009: Emailed CAC/PKI office asking when AKO will get the new ActivClient 6.2 software
01 November 2009: Envoy Data is selling ActivClient 6.2 software for $65.00 (Works with Windows 7)
31 October 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 14,287. (Previous was 11,250 in August 2009)
31 October 2009: Removed Google search box from home page (it was making the home page "hang" while loading). Added search function to every page in the site. The Errors page has 2 searches, 1 for site and one for that page only.
26 October 2009: Broke record with 706 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 637 on 19 October 2009)
19 October 2009: Broke record with 637 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 606 on 7 October 2009)
18 October 2009: Created DTS (Defense Travel System) instruction page / brief
17 October 2009: Set up a second online store with MilitaryCAC memorabilia. I'm still finding products for this page.
16 October 2009: Briefed a group of Air Force personnel via DCO on MilitaryCAC.com
14 October 2009: MilitaryCAC.com now secure at: https://MilitaryCAC.com and verified with Starfield Secure
7 October 2009: Photocopying military, CAC IDs is a violation of federal law
7 October 2009: Broke record with 606 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 575 on 6 October 2009)
6 October 2009: Broke record with 575 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 532 on 5 October 2009)
5 October 2009: Broke record with 532 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 482 on 18 August 2009)
29 September 2009: Removed the scrolling news and put in table (scrolling news was causing page to "hang" when loading).
26 September 2009: Created another step by step process to assist people giving the site 4 different options
8 September 2009: Site passed 100,000 visitors
31 August 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 11,250. (Previous was 9,832 in July 2009)
18 August 2009: Broke record with 482 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 468 on 13 August 2009)
13 August 2009: Broke record with 468 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 453 on 28 July 2009)
31 July 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 9,832. (Previous was 8606 in June 2009)
28 July 2009: Broke record with 453 unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 425 on 13 July 2009)
13 July 2009: Broke record with 425 pages unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 411 on 7 May 2009)
01 July 2009: New AKO CAC Reference Center is live (I am the content provider)
30 June 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 8,606. (Previous was 7,699 in May 2009)
31 May 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 7,699. (Previous was 6,921 in April 2009)
30 May 2009: Created AKO specific question and answer page
9 May 2009: Created CACNews email list
7 May 2009: Broke record with 411 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 363 on 5 May 09)
5 May 2009: Broke record with 363 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 303 on 4 May 09)
4 May 2009: Broke record with 303 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 298 on 11 Mar 09)
30 April 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 6,921. (Previous was 6,805 in March 2009)
21 April 2009: DVIDS Article regarding National Guard CAC kiosk's
19 April 2009: Now redirecting http://CommonAccessCard.net to AKO CAC Resource Center
12 April 2009: Created Coast Guard CAC Support Page
31 March 2009: New Record of most unique hits in a month: 6,805. (Previous was 5,571 in February 2009)
23 March 2009: Promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Three
17 March 2009: Registered http://ChiefsCACSite.com
17 March 2009: Site passed 50,000 visitors
14 March 2009: Created Mac specific contact page
11 March 2009: Broke record with 298 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 282 on 10 Mar 09)
10 March 2009: Broke record with 282 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 275 on 9 Feb 09)
28 February 2009: New Record of most page unique hits in a month: 5,571. (Previous was 5,299 in January 2009)
21 February 2009: Updated CACDrivers & Notes (aka: 1 Stop Shop) pages due to confusion regarding the need to install drivers for the CAC readers
14 February 2009: Created Marine Corps CAC Support Page
09 February 2009: Broke record with 275 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 262 on 5 Feb 09)
5 February 2009: Broke record with 262 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 245 on 26 Jan 09)
31 January 2009: New Record of most page unique hits in a month: 5,299. (Previous was 3,964 in December 2008)
26 January 2009: Broke record with 245 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 228 on 12 Jan 09)
12 January 2009: Broke record with 228 page unique hits in 1 day. (Previous was 185 on 20 Aug 08)
2 January 2009: Added scrolling news box to homepage and updated errors page to make it easier to find information on the page
14 December 2008: Created Common Access Card Group on Facebook
04 December 2008: Site was down due to hosting company relocating server
8 November 2008: Signified the one year mark of this website being online rendering support to users worldwide.
20 August 2008: Most unique hits in one single day - 185
07 August 2008: Found another link for the Mac users who visit this site. Please look at the Apple support page to find out more.
27 July 2008: Registered 3 other domain names that also resolve to MililtaryCAC.com. They are http://MilitaryCAC.info, http://CommonAccessCard.info, & http://CommonAccessCard.us
26 July 2008: Set up an online store with MilitaryCAC memorabilia.
14 July 2008: A Site Map was added for personnel who cannot use or see the flash buttons at the top
28 June 2008: MilitaryCAC.com was redesigned to make it easier to navigate through the many pages within the website. Part of this update was the installation of flash buttons at the top of each page to break up the information into smaller (easier to follow) instructions / information.
November 2007: MilitaryCAC.com started
If you have questions or suggestions for this site, contact Michael J. Danberry
Last Update or Review: Sunday, 03 April 2022 12:59 hrs
The following domain names all resolve to the same website: ChiefsCACSite.com, CommonAccessCard.us, CommonAccessCard.info, & ChiefGeek.us