New Fingerprinting Contracts Bolster MorphoTrust’s Identity Services Business
Key Partnerships with Maine, Michigan and Florida Further Momentum in Fingerprint Enrollment
June 27, 2013, Nashville, TN
MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading U.S. provider of identity solutions and services, announced a series of contracts for fingerprinting services with potential to yield up to $54 million in revenue over the next six years. The new contracts with the Maine State Police and State Bureau of Investigation, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the Florida Department of Financial Services support MorphoTrust's mission to simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans through partnerships with key government and private institutions to verify identities of individuals and ensure trusted transactions.
The contract with the Maine State Police and State Bureau of Investigation covers a pilot program of fingerprinting services to state agency employees, such as the Department of Education, with the initial goal of 10,000 to 15,000 enrollments per year. This program will free valuable state resources by giving applicants autonomy to schedule their own appointments with a variety of payment options, such as credit card, debit card, e-check, money order, or personal check. MorphoTrust will also provide its automated criminal history processing and reporting solution, which will significantly improve delivery times and eliminate the need for manual work in most cases. The two-year contract can be renewed for an additional three-year period with potential to generate $7.7 million in revenue over the full duration of the contract.
The contract with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget will provide fingerprinting services and a data interface to all end-using state agencies, including: the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; Michigan State Police; Michigan Department of Community Health; Michigan Department of Human Service; Michigan Department of State; Michigan Gaming Control Board; and Michigan Department of Corrections. These agencies will use MorphoTrust's fingerprinting services to conduct background checks on job applicants and existing employees in accordance with Michigan state law. Enrollments are projected to increase from 63,000 to 170,000 applicants per year, including legacy business. The three-year contract is worth over $6.8 million and can be renewed for two, one-year periods.
The contract with the Florida Department of Financial Services covers the fingerprinting of insurance agents statewide. Approximately 68,000 applicants will be fingerprinted per year through a total of 69 third-party enrollment centers in 61 cities across the state. The three-year contract, valued at approximately $600,000 per year, can be renewed for three additional one-year periods. MorphoTrust has been doing fingerprinting work with the State of Florida for more than 10 years.
"Fingerprinting services has been a significant growth business for MorphoTrust and it's no wonder why," said Charles Carroll, senior vice president of MorphoTrust's services business. "While fingerprinting is just one way we can establish identity and reduce fraud, it is a proven method of keeping criminals out of business and protecting the American public, including vulnerable groups like our children."
For each of these contracts, applicants will be fingerprinted at a convenient IdentoGO Center. IdentoGO™ Centers by MorphoTrust provide a one-stop-shop for a growing number of identity-related services through a nationwide network of safe, professional and convenient locations. Spanning all 50 states and U.S. territories the primary service offered in each center is the secure capture and transmission of electronic fingerprints.
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About MorphoTrust™ USA
MorphoTrust™ USA –part of 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 over 1,200 convenient locations.
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