MorphoTrust nabs contracts for biometric background checks in three states

February 3, 2014 - 

MorphoTrust has landed a few new contracts for its fingerprint biometric technology, as a part of background check initiatives in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Nevada.

According to the company, these three fresh agreements could garner the company up to $25.2 million in revenue over the next six years.

“These awards recognize MorphoTrust’s leadership as an enrollment services provider, specifically with regard to the secure capture and transmission of fingerprints to support many state and federal programs and commercial businesses,” Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust said. “Identity verification – ensuring individuals are who they claim to be – has never been more important, especially when it comes to taking care of our children and accessing our healthcare and public safety systems.”

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has contracted the company to establish a system for applicants that are mandated by recent legislation to obtain fingerprint-based background checks, including caregivers and applicants seeking to become adoptive or foster parents. The background check system will also include Massachusetts public and private schools, including current and prospective employees and volunteers, as well as subcontractors and laborers who perform regular work on school grounds or have regular contact with children. The program will enroll up to 245,000 applicants annually at 33 enrollment centers around the state. The one-year contract can be renewed for five additional one-year periods and could generate approximately $9.1 million in its entirety.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety civilian enrollment and channeling program includes individuals seeking employment, volunteer and licensing opportunities in the state that require a fingerprint-based background check, including real estate, gaming, housing authorities, education and insurance. The program’s goal is to enroll 60,000 individual applicants per year. The four-year contract can be renewed for two additional one-year periods and could generate nearly $700,000 over the full duration.

The program with the New Jersey Division of State Police will enroll an estimated 340,000-400,000 applicants annually. All individuals in the state who are mandated by legislation to submit to fingerprint criminal history background checks will use the services of MorphoTrust. This includes, but is not limited to, licensing, foster and adoptive parents, employment, firearms applications and volunteering. The three-year contract can be renewed with two additional one-year periods and could generate $15.4 million in revenues.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the TSA has recently also contracted MorphoTrust to provide enrollment services for the TSA Pre-Check program, including at its most recent location in the Nashville International Airport.

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