ANNAPOLIS, Md. & BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and MorphoTrust USA announced today a partnership to include IdentoGO centers at six MDOT MVA locations in Maryland. The services offered by IdentoGO include: TSA PreCheck® enrollment, which allows U.S. citizens to enjoy expedited security screenings within U.S. airports, and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), which is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels.
“Offering our Maryland customers easy access to enroll in TWIC and TSA PreCheck® is part of our commitment to make services our customers want as convenient and accessible as possible,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Christine Nizer.
The official opening of the Annapolis location was held today, August 9. Two other locations, Waldorf and Salisbury, also have IdentoGO locations open for customer enrollments. The other three offices that will include IdentoGO locations later this year include Frederick, Gaithersburg and Glen Burnie.
“We are excited to partner with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration to bring important enrollment services to the residents of the state,” said Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust. “The convenience and service that MDOT MVA is offering to its customers by making TSA PreCheck® and TWIC available in their offices creates one-stop-shopping for Maryland residents and highlights the importance the MDOT MVA places on customer service.”
Maryland’s MVA joins the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in offering these services at traditional motor vehicle service centers.
TSA PreCheck® is an expedited security screening program that connects travelers departing from more than 200 U.S. airports with smarter security and a more convenient travel experience. TSA PreCheck® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets at security checkpoints. TSA PreCheck® helps take the stress out of travel for more than five million travelers who have enrolled in the program.
The TWIC program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to maritime workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, or MTSA, and all U.S. Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners. To obtain a TWIC, an individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as fingerprints, site for a digital photograph and successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by TSA.
OT-Morpho is a world leader in digital security & identification technologies with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, commute, travel and even vote in ways that are now possible in a connected world.
As our physical and digital, civil and commercial lifestyles converge, OT-Morpho stands precisely at that crossroads to leverage the best in security and identity technologies and offer customized solutions to a wide range of international clients from key industries, including Financial services, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT.
With close to €3bn in revenues and more than 14,000 employees, OT-Morpho is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) completed on 31 May 2017. Temporarily designated by the name "OT-Morpho", the new company will unveil its new name in September of this year.