January 13, 2016 -
Identity service provider MorphoTrust announced today that more than two million travelers have enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Precheck program through its IdentoGO centers.
TSA Precheck is an expedited security screening program for American citizens. Precheck travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets at security checkpoints. According to TSA’s privacy statement about the program, applicants are checked against law enforcement, immigration and intelligence databases, with the FBI checks criminal history records using the applicant’s fingerprints.
MorphoTrust is the sole enrollment services provider for TSA Precheck.
Compared to 2015, MorphoTrust IdentoGO centers are processing nearly 50 percent more applications each day with thousands of people every day using the network of more than 355 locations that service TSA Precheck applicants. The company has expanded the number of locations and hours of operations of its IdentoGO centers, launched a mobile enrollment program for businesses and organizations, and partnered with retailers like H&R Block to provide enrollment services at a growing number of locations.
“The TSA Precheck program has proven to be a true win-win with enhanced security for the entire air travel system and convenience for the traveling public,” said Charles Carroll, senior vice president of identity services at MorphoTrust. “Working closely with our partners at TSA, we will continue to help expand this program and make convenient, hassle-free travel a reality for millions more Americans.”
In a statement to USA Today, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said, “We are pleased to announce this milestone as the continued growth of the trusted traveler population allows us to better focus our resources on high-risk, unknown passengers, while facilitating travel for low-risk individuals.”