Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT)
A February 18, 2009 article at BusinessWire reported that ATS Corporation (ATSC) was awarded a new $6 million contract with the Defense Security Service (DSS) for the Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) system.
ATSC will develop, deploy and maintain a web-enabled biometric system to transmit electronic fingerprints to DSS and the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) as part of the security clearance background investigation process.
The SWFT system will enable federal contractors to submit electronic fingerprints and identifying information for security clearance applicants. A pilot project for the system was conducted in 2008. Implementation and deployment of the new system will begin this year.