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Seattle Airport extends contract for Telos ID’s biometric background screening

Seattle Airport extends contract for Telos ID’s biometric background screening

Government agency the Port of Seattle has extended the contract with identity management provider Telos ID to optimize aviation workers’ background check process at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), the company announced.

Telos ID’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-approved Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services build data trust, reduce cost and optimize credentialing operations, the company says. DAC services enable submissions of workers’ biographic and biometric data to conduct background checks, and subscriptions to the FBI Rap Back program if working in high security areas. Rap Back is a service of the FBI’s 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.

Having provided these services since 2016, the contract with Telos ID now extends the partnership for the next 10 years.

“The DAC services deployment at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is notable for its size and scope, specifically the integration with SEA’s IdMS, enabling efficient biographic, biometric, and Rap Back transmissions,” said Dawn E. Lucini, vice president of aviation security, Telos ID, in a prepared statement. “With a large badge holder population, we have streamlined the TSA-required aviation worker background check process, while upholding the high security and customer service standards at SEA.”

Telos ID’s DAC is an encrypted, web-based product compliant with TSA and DHS guidelines for processing and storing personally identifiable information and biometrics.

“Telos ID has become the recognized leader in assuring the identities of aviation workers with advanced biometric and enrollment solutions,” added Lucini. “We are pleased to support the Port of Seattle and its world-class airport – the region’s gateway to the globe – in their efforts to provide excellence in credentialing and vetting services, all while reducing costs and providing superior customer care and flexibility.”

In January, Telos ID and Alclear joined Idemia in providing TSA PreCheck enrollment services, giving individuals more opportunities to apply for TSA PreCheck screening.

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