DFW AIRPORT, TX – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has been selected by the TSA Office of Intelligence and Analysis Program Management division for a “proof of concept” pilot of the FBI RapBack service. The program will enable real time criminal history monitoring of the aviation worker population.
In its selection process, TSA’s OIA Program Management Office considered factors such as risk profile, volume of biometric submissions, Boston Logan International Airport was also selected to participate in the pilot program. The pilot is expected to begin by the end of 2015.
RapBack is part of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification Program, introduced in September 2014.
The Rap Back Service provides authorized agencies with notification of criminal, and, in limited cases, civil activity (NGO – non governmental organization) of individuals that occurs after the initial processing and retention of criminal or civil transactions. Rap Back does not provide new authority to agencies, including the FBI, for collection of biometric and biographical information. It does, however, implement new response services to notify agencies of subsequent activity for individuals enrolled in the service. Including a more timely process of confirming suitability of those individuals placed in positions of trust and notification to users of criminal activity for those individuals placed on probation or parole.
Here’s how it will work: the boss at a company or organization signs an agreement with the FBI to implement the “rap back” program. You’d like to work there, and submit to a background check to do so. Your fingerprints are taken before you get your job, a routine part of the criminal background check, your almost-boss tells you. The fingerprints are then sent to the FBI, whereupon the agency makes a determination about your criminal history, and informs your almost-boss about whether or not you are likely to be a good hire.
Source: [Yahoo News]