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Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM - For Immediate Release

Airport Inaugurates New Service to Assist with Security Badge Clearances

The Sacramento County Airport System has launched a new designated aviation channeler service to make security badge processing faster and more efficient for employees and business partners. 

Speedy, effective processing of security clearances is critically important to the aviation industry. A designated aviation channeler collects fingerprints and other records to send to the Transportation Security Administration for approval.

Telos® Identity Management Solutions, LLC (Telos ID) is the first designated aviation channeler to start services under an agreement issued last year by the TSA. Previously, the TSA had allowed only one designated channeler service to provide services to airports.

Sacramento International Airport is the first airport in the U.S. to use an alternative aviation channeler service.
Telos ID will support fingerprint-based criminal history records checks and security threat assessments for all Sacramento County Airport System employees and tenants who require security clearances, including baggage handlers, ground maintenance workers, contractors, and restaurant and retail employees who work at Sacramento International Airport.

The Sacramento County Airport System processes more than 3,500 badge requests or badge renewals each year.
Telos ID was selected after a competitive bidding process that took into account operational improvements and cost. Telos ID’s web-based solution simplifies the fingerprinting process and reduces the amount of time needed for each submission.

“Telos ID is helping us offer better customer service to airport employees and business partners who need to work on the secure side of the airport,” said G. Hardy Acree, director of airports for the Sacramento County Airport System. “We are proud that Sacramento International Airport is the first airport in the U.S. to implement a competitive choice in channeling services.”

“We’re excited to provide Sacramento Airport a cost-effective, integrated, high-bandwidth solution,” said Mark Griffin, president of Telos ID.  “It is designed to support both current and future requirements while maximizing the use of existing facilities and equipment.”

Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC (Telos ID) is among the world's leading providers of identity protection and management solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, the federal government's National Security community, and commercial enterprises. Telos ID solutions and services offer control of physical access to military bases, office buildings, disaster sites, workstations and other facilities, as well as control of logical access to databases, host systems and other IT resources. Telos Corporation holds a controlling interest in Telos ID. For more information, please visit

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit