New Service Will Deliver Non-Criminal Fingerprint-Based Background Checks as an Authorized FBI Channeler in a Secure, Web-Based Environment

EASTON, Md., and ASHBURN, Va. – July 20, 2010 – Inquiries Inc., an Easton, Md., based industry leader in personnel security and background screening, and Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC (Telos® ID), of Ashburn, Va., the integrator of record for the world’s largest biometric identity application, have created a strategic alliance to roll out a new background screening service called IDVettingTM. IDVetting is focused on delivering non-criminal, fingerprint-based background checking services as an authorized FBI channeler through a secure, web-based enrollment and record dissemination service for authorized recipients.

“Inquiries and Telos ID make a great team,” explained Jennifer Clark, director of business development at Inquiries. “Our company cultures fit very well and our corporate capabilities complement each other to provide a new and unique service that will provide our customers with an enhanced ability to obtain timely and trustworthy verification of identity.”

Qualifying organizations can now use FBI channeling through Inquiries as a qualified outsourced service provider to perform an electronic biometric (fingerprint) history check of the IAFIS database, with results back in hours, not days or weeks.  A fingerprint match is the “gold standard” of criminal record checks. It establishes a concrete match with an individual and a record, based on a unique biometric identifier.

Telos ID will provide the technology for the solution, according to Mark Griffin, the company’s president and general manager. “We are excited about working with Inquiries,” says Griffin. “Combining Inquiries’ industry leadership and Telos ID’s experience in providing integrated identity and access management solutions will change how government and industry process background checks today.”

About Inquiries Inc.

Inquiries is a certified, women-owned business known as an industry leader in the personnel security field, handling background checks, fingerprint collection, FBI channeling, adjudications and personnel security administration. Providing background checking services since 2001, Inquiries manages nearly 1,000 commercial and government services contracts, processing thousands of background screenings per day both nationally and internationally. In addition, Inquiries collects and transmits thousands of fingerprints at both the state and federal levels.

About Telos ID

Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC (Telos ID) is among the world’s leading providers of identity protection and management solutions, offering 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 ID solutions protect and defend the physical and virtual resources of key Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies as well as first responders. Telos Corporation has a controlling interest in Telos ID.