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Identity Management - US Transport Workers

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Opportunity

 

After 9/11 the US Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Agency launched wholesale strategies to protect critical US maritime ports, aviation facilities and other transportation hubs against the threat of terrorism. As required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act, DHS worked to identify solutions that helped strengthen their identification process for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels.

Solution

 

Since 2007 Ipsidy, in coordination with our partner, Accenture Federal, has provided IDSearch™ to support the issuance of the US Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC, to 4.5 million DHS employees. IDSearch is our proprietary, identity management service that includes Biometric Fingerprint Enrollment, Fingerprint Matching and Fingerprint Deduplication services. Ipsidy also delivers annual updates to our proprietary identity management software and biometric matching algorithms in order to assist the US Government in providing the highest levels of security to our nations ports and transportation facilities.

Impact

 

More accurate biometric matching to determine federal employment eligibility

Bolstered integrity of the TSA background checks, security threat assessments and issued TWIC credentials

Enhanced security of federal port and transportation facilities