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CMS | SSA Industry Day Procurement Conference

June 1, 2018 | CMS Auditorium | Baltimore, MD



Indentification Requirements

  • A government issued photo identification card is required to enter the campus.
  • When approved, foreign national visitors are required to produce a valid passport issued by their country of origin on the day of the visit.
  • Foreign Nationals who cannot produce a valid passport shall be denied access even if the visit has been approved. A partial or full refund will not be provided to those who cannot produce a valid passport the day of the event.

New Screening Procedures for CMS Visitors

Beginning May 1, screening procedures will require visitors to empty pockets, remove belts, hats, outerwear jackets (not suit jackets nor sports coats), and large pieces of jewelry and place in provided bins for x-ray screening.  Small and loose items (e.g., purses, laptop computers, cell phones) will be placed in bins and larger items (e.g. computer bags) may be placed directly onto the conveyer. All items being carried into the building will require x-ray screening. 

After all items are placed on the conveyer, visitors will proceed through the walk-through metal detector.  If the detector alarms, a security guard will use a wand to clear the alarm.  If that clears the alarm, screening is complete and the visitor may enter the facility.  In the event that the wand does not clear the alarm, the security guard will physically check the area of the body where the alarm is located.  Anytime there is an alarm over a sensitive area of a person’s body, the officer will use the back of his/her hands to clear the area.  If footwear alarms, then footwear will need to be removed and placed in a bin for x-ray screening. Disabled visitors using a mobility aid (e.g. wheel chair, motorized scooter) that cannot pass through the walk-through metal detector will bypass the device and undergo screening by the officer using a wand and/or pat down.

List of Prohibited Items

  • Fixed Blade Knives (except for round tipped plastic or metal butter knives)
  • Scissors
  • Meat Cleavers
  • Swords/Sabers/Axes and Hatchets
  • Razor-Type Blades (e.g. box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors)
  • Ice Picks/Throwing Stars
  • Edged weapons of any kind (e.g. knives, machetes, bayonets)
  • Firearms of any kind
  • Ammunition
  • Flare Guns
  • Compressed Air Guns
  • Powder cartridge powered system for driving fasteners into concrete or steel (including powder cartridges)
  • Gun Lighters
  • Gun Powder including black powder and percussion caps
  • Parts of Guns and Firearms
  • Starter Pistols
  • Realistic Replicas of Firearms
  • Crossbows/ Long bows/ Blow guns (including Arrows, Bolts or Darts)
  • Incendiary Chemicals/Devices
  • Fuels (e.g. Gasoline, cooking fuels and any flammable liquids)
  • Flares in any form (allowed in the vehicle if used for emergency notification, but not allowed in the building)
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives of any kind
  • Replica of explosives (e.g. inert hand grenade and dynamite)
  • Blasting Caps
  • Bludgeoning devices (e.g. Billy club, black jack, nightstick, baton, kubaton, nunchakus, baseball bat, tire iron, any bludgeoning capable device)
  • Martial Arts Weapons
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Tear Gas, Pepper Spray (e.g. CS canisters, powder, foggers)
  • Photography and video recording without agency permission (including digital and film, still photography or video)
  • Hazardous Tools (e.g. tools with sharpened edges and bludgeoning type, hammer, saw or crowbar)
  • Any item used in a threatening or intimidating manner (may be stored in unopened container in vehicle but not in the building)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All illegal or banned items and controlled substances not prescribed by a physician