Telos ID to Assist in Fingerprint Background Checks for Decennial Census Workers

Telos ID has been awarded a major subcontract that will see the company playing an important role in the 2020 Decennial Census.Telos ID to Assist in Fingerprint Background Checks for Decennial Census Workers

The project is part of an overarching $64 million, multi-year contract awarded to IndraSoft, Inc., by the US Census Bureau, entailing the identity verification of half a million workers to be hired across the United States for the census effort. Elaborating on his firm’s role in the effort in a statement, Telos ID President Mark Griffin said it will be “extending a nationwide network of secure fingerprint enrollment sites and services for the 2020 Census,” characterizing it as “mission critical support to the bureau’s recruiting and onboarding process.”

In announcing the contract win, both Telos ID and IndraSoft emphasized the project’s national importance. The decennial census is aimed at counting every resident of the United States, with the information factoring into determinations about federal funding for states and municipalities. “The census has enormous implications for many government functions that affect the American people, and we are proud to be a part of this effort to ensure its success,” said IndraSoft CEO Neeraja Lingam.

For Telos ID, the subcontract win further raises its profile in the area of fingerprint-based background checks, with the company having won a contract to assist the TSA with such services at the Los Angeles International Airport this past March.

June 13, 2018 – by Alex Perala