MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading provider of identity solutions and services, has won a new contract from Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Airports Division to provide employee screening and badging services at seven major airports in the state, including: Honolulu International (HNL), Kona International (KOA), Hilo International (ITO), Kahului (OGG), Lanai (LNY), Molokai (MKK) and Lihue (LIH). All employees of an airport or airline with access to secure areas, including maintenance workers, baggage workers, and restaurant and retail employees, are required by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to obtain a secure credential.
MorphoTrust is a TSA approved provider of Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services. By virtue of its agreement with the TSA, MorphoTrust receives biometric and biographic information for airport employees, processes and validates the received information, then facilitates its transmission to the TSA for vetting and clearance.
“MorphoTrust provides essential services that streamline the screening and badging of employees, improving efficiency and convenience by cutting down on processing times and making our airports safer for travelers,” said Charles Carroll, senior vice president for identity services at MorphoTrust. “This is especially important in Hawaii, where well-staffed airports are essential for inter-island, mainland and international travel.”
MorphoTrust has provided identity solutions and services to the TSA for eight years. TSA selected MorphoTrust as the prime contractor for its Universal Enrollment Service (UES), which consolidates multiple transportation security programs, including Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP), into a single service with convenient enrollment and registration locations.
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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.