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TMCNet:  MorphoTrust Brings New Conveniences to Transportation Workers for HAZMAT Endorsement Threat Assessment Program

[July 29, 2014]

MorphoTrust Brings New Conveniences to Transportation Workers for HAZMAT Endorsement Threat Assessment Program

BILLERICA, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading U.S. provider of identity solutions and services, today announced that it completed transition of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) to the new Universal Enrollment Services (UES) platform. TSA's HTAP conducts a security threat assessment for individuals seeking to obtain, renew, or transfer an HME on a commercial driver license. IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust provide the enrollment services for HTAP and other security threat assessment programs covered under UES, including TSA Pre?™ and the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust provide the enrollment services for HTAP (Photo: Business Wire)

IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust provide the enrollment services for HAP (Photo: Business Wire)

HME applicants are advised to pre-enroll and schedule their enrollment appointments at any one of the 270 convenient nationwide IdentoGO Centers, which is 80 percent more than the approximately 150 legacy HazPrint centers. During the enrollment process, applicants are required to provide identity and immigration documents and have their fingerprints taken. Maritime transportation workers will also now have the ability to apply at all of these IdentoGO Centers, providing access to TWIC enrollment in some states for the first time.

"MorphoTrust has been working aggressively to support the transition of these programs into UES and we anticipate that the completion of the HTAP transition will improve the enrollment process across TSA programs as well as enhance customer convenience with the added centers," said MorphoTrust CEO Bob Eckel. "It will benefit many transportation workers, particularly those who work in maritime areas and require both a TWIC card and an HME endorsement on their commercial driver license. With over 1.7M HME enrollments to date, we look forward to supporting the growth of this program."

MorphoTrust has provided HME enrollment services since 2005 and was awarded the HazPrint prime contract for HME enrollment services in 2009. TSA selected MorphoTrust as prime contractor for UES in 2012. The transition of HTAP enrollment centers to UES started in October 2013.

About IdentoGO® Centers

IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust provide a single location where Americans can access a growing number of identity-related services through a nationwide network of 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.

About MorphoTrust® USA

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is "The Identity Company," providing market-leading solutions and services to state and federal agencies as well as businesses that simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company's offerings help ensure individuals are who they claim to be through the use of document authentication, data verification and biometric identification (face, fingerprints, iris and skin). Forty-two of 50 states use MorphoTrust solutions to produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs - the documents citizens rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. Other programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 3 million customers annually.


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