|By Business Wire||
|February 3, 2014 06:00 AM EST||
MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading U.S. provider of identity solutions and services, has won new programs to provide fingerprint-based background checks for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the New Jersey Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police, and fingerprint channeling services in Nevada for the Department of Public Safety, increasing public safety through the vetting of individuals working in childcare, education, nursing, law enforcement and more. These agreements could yield up to $25.2 million in revenue over the next six years.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security is working with MorphoTrust 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.
“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,” said Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust. “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.”
Applicants for these contracts will be serviced in the company’s convenient IdentoGO® Centers. IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust provide a convenient place for a growing number of identity-related services through a nationwide network of professional locations, staffed by trained enrollment agents. Spanning all 50 states and U.S. territories, the primary service offered in each center is the secure capture and transmission of electronic fingerprints.
About MorphoTrust® USA
MorphoTrust® USA (Safran) is a leading U.S. provider of identity solutions to federal, state and local governments that simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company’s offerings help to verify the identity of applicants and deliver the secure credentials that individuals rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. The company delivers solutions for secure ID issuance such as U.S. driver licenses and passports as well as for border management, law enforcement, retail, travel and applicant vetting through document authentication, data verification and biometrics (iris, fingerprints and face). We serve many U.S. federal agencies and businesses, operating in all 50 U.S. states. The company also has a nationwide network of ID service centers, with approximately 1,200 convenient locations. MorphoTrust was named the 2013 North American Company of the Year for Government Biometrics by Frost & Sullivan.