HireRight acquired a majority share of Digital Trusted Identity Services, or DTIS, an FBI-approved “channeler” that specializes in the collection and processing of biometric and biographical data.
The FBI describes channelers as helping to expedite the delivery of identity history summaries on “behalf of the FBI.” The companies submit fingerprints to the Bureau and receive the summaries in return. DTIS provides similar services to some 300 airports and 75 carriers. The company calls itself “the largest civilian clearinghouse for fingerprint, biometric and biographic processing services.”
The remaining share of DTIS will be held by the American Association of Airport Executives, a professional organization that represents individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports.
By investing in DTIS, HireRight will expand its biometric-screening services, which the company calls a “critical component” for customers in both non-regulated and regulated industries. HireRight will also gain native fingerprinting capabilities to use in connection with its background screening.
“This investment further highlights HireRight’s commitment to AAAE’s members and our interest in expanding services to help airports meet their current and future challenges,” said HireRight President and CEO Guy Abramo. “Together, our partnership with AAAE represents a long-term investment in DTIS to enhance how organizations throughout the U.S. and across numerous industries ensure the trustworthiness of their employees and other stakeholders.”
DTIS Chief Operating Officer Ron Gallihugh said working with HireRight will help the company strengthen its screening programs across industries.
In April, HireRight acquired Inquiro Vitae, a background screening provider based in Argentina. That acquisition allowed HireRight to provide more targeted local support for customers across Latin America. Founded in 2019, Inquiro Vitae was formerly part of the credit bureau Fidelitas. Its services include academic verifications, employment background checks, identity verification, legal searches, and continuous monitoring services.