The Telos Corporation has renewed its contract with the City of Philadelphia. The two parties signed their original contract in 2017, and are now extending their agreement for another three-year period.
The contract concerns background checks for employees at the city’s only major airport. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) uses Telos’ Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services to conduct background checks for people working in secure areas of the airport, in accordance with the latest Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements. Telos’ DAC tech has been integrated into the airport’s existing identity management system, and allows administrators to collect the biometric and biographic data needed to perform the required checks.
The web-based system is encrypted, and meets the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA’s guidelines for the protection of personally identifiable information. According to Telos, the setup lowers costs for the airport because it enables more efficient background checks and makes it easier to distribute credentials to approved employees.
“We have streamlined the TSA-required aviation worker background check process, while upholding the high security and customer service standards at PHL,” said Telos Aviation Security VP Dawn Lucini. “We are pleased to continue our support of the City of Philadelphia and its world-class airport in their efforts to provide excellence in credentialing and vetting services, all while reducing costs and providing superior customer care and flexibility.”
Telos currently provides DAC services for 90 airports and airlines, including the Denver and Seattle-Tacoma International Airports. Both airports renewed their contracts with Telos in 2020. Telos is also able to conduct background checks for securities exchanges since receiving FINRA Electronic Fingerprint Submission certification in August of 2019.
February 9, 2021 – by Eric Weiss