TSA partner MorphoTrust has enrolled two million Americans in TSA Precheck

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

MorphoTrust wins award for its secure credential manufacturing process

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced it has been rewarded with the 2016 CSO50 Award for its secure credential production facilities and processes. The awards recognize MorphoTrust for it ability to connect security initiatives to business value with its certified driver license manufacturing facilities. MorphoTrust will accept the award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on April 18-20, 2016, at the Wigwam Resort in Arizona. The company aims to achieve the highest levels of security certification possible from the North American

MorphoTrust USA responds to GPO’s plans to manufacture secure identity documents

MorphoTrust USA SVP of government operations James Albers recently testified at a hearing held by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee regarding “Secure Immigration Identity Documents,” in which he discussed the role of the private sector in developing these documents. The move follows the Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) announcement that it intends to enter the secure credentials business space as a competitor to the private sector industry, which currently manufactures the majority of secure credentials to government agencies. The

Biometrics and law enforcement, new SIBA CEO, identity as a service and more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. SIBA appoints new CEO In what is arguably one of the biggest biometrics stories this week, Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) appointed former Raytheon executive Michael T. Dougherty as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Law enforcement The FBI has recently expanded its biometrics programs with two major developments that will reportedly impact Americans on a day to day level more than

MorphoTrust’s IdentoGO expands TSA Precheck application center hours

IdentoGO, an identity service operated by MorphoTrust USA, announced it will continue to expand hours of operations at select TSA Precheck application centers as well as begin testing Saturday operations. The expanded operational hours will increase the number of appointments available to those passengers seeking to enroll in the program. TSA Precheck is an expedited security screening program that provides those travelers departing from more than 150 U.S. airports with biometric-enabled security measures and a more convenient travel experience. For

MorphoTrust achieves ISO security certification for credential production process

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has achieved ISO 14298 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for superior security standards in its credential production process. The certification governs security printing and states the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems. MorphoTrust achieved the certification at one of its credential production facilities operating in an undisclosed U.S. location, which makes the company the first identification solutions manufacturer in the Americas to receive this certification. “The American people place a high level

IdentoGO expands identity services through H&R Block partnership

IdentoGO, an identity service operated by MorphoTrust USA, announced it has partnered with H&R Block to co-market a range of identity services, including enrollment in the TSA Precheck application program. Under the terms of the agreement, H&R Block will market and deliver IdentoGO services to customers throughout 27 states. These marketing efforts will help to expand the number of application centers available for TSA Precheck as well as other state and local programs. “With store-front locations within a five-mile radius

MorphoTrust to provide fingerprint enrollment platform at 55 new centers

The Department of Public Safety will soon expand the network of its Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) by adding 55 new enrollment facilities – specifically in rural areas — to its current 93 locations where MorphoTrust USA (Safran) will provide secure and convenient fingerprint-based background checks. Texas awarded IdentoGO Centers by the contract to MorphoTrust, making it the first state to implement MorphoTrust’s new commercial enrollment platform. Many civilian applicants can now benefit from increased access as well as

Patent infringement lawsuits against MorphoTrust dismissed

Blue Spike, LLC voluntarily dismissed its four patent infringement lawsuits filed in 2012 and 2013 against MorphoTrust USA and other Safran U.S. subsidiaries and their customers without any financial compensation. The dismissal came after MorphoTrust filed a motion for summary judgment seeking to invalidate claims asserted from Blue Spike’s patents in the Court of Federal Claims, as well as a motion for recovery of costs and attorneys’ fees for related discovery against Blue Spike in the same court. MorphoTrust was

MorphoTrust enrolls over one million people in TSA PreCheck program

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced that over one million people are now enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration PreCheck program for which it is the sole enrollment services provider. MorphoTrust enrolls about 4,000 people per day in its increasing network of more than 330 TSA PreCheck application centers, including locations at 31 airports and many IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust. TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that provides low-risk travelers with a faster and more efficient screening at 133 U.S. airports.