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Telos ID to process background checks for aviation workers at LAX


Telos ID has been contracted to provide TSA-approved Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services for processing worker background checks at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Designated Aviation Channeling services enable submissions of workers’ biographic and biometric data to conduct background checks required of individuals working in secure areas of U.S. commercial airports. Telos ID conducted onsite DAC and Rap Back training and integrated with the LAX credentialing management system.

Rap Back is a service of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program that sends authorized entities ongoing status alerts of any criminal history reported on individuals in positions of trust, such as school teachers or aviation workers. In addition to the background check process, regulatory agencies are now able to flag records so that Rap Back notifications are sent back for review whenever a licensed person is arrested.

“The DAC services deployment at Los Angeles International Airport is notable for its size,” said Dawn E. Lucini, vice president of aviation security, Telos ID. “With more than 54,000 badge holders, we have streamlined the worker background check process, while upholding the high security standards at LAX in an effective and efficient manner.”

According to the announcement, Telos ID’s DAC services meet TSA and DHS requirements for handling personally identifiable information and, as an encrypted, web-based solution, Telos ID’s DAC users securely access the system wherever they have an internet connection. Its modular design supports each airport’s and air carrier’s needs, and users can perform multiple functions on one platform.

“Telos ID is fast becoming the recognized leader in assuring the identities of aviation workers with advanced biometric and enrollment solutions,” said Lucini. “We are pleased to support the city of Los Angeles and its world-class airport in their efforts to provide excellence in identity management services, all while reducing costs and providing superior customer care and flexibility.”

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