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Fingerprinting for Government & Defense

Streamlined Security Clearance Checks

Managing security clearances is time-consuming and cumbersome. It’s a largely manual process that involves several people, more than one government organization and database, and secure information sharing across platforms. It’s often more than one Facility Security Officer can manage.

Your organization needs an easier security clearance process.  Sterling Identity can help.

Sterling Identity partners with Inquiries Screening (through their SWFTPrints program) to provide customers who need a security clearance with the most trouble-free and professional live scan fingerprint network. We collect your fingerprints and provide them to Inquiries Screening, which then provides all the required information to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Our single-sourced nationwide network, the only one in existence, covers nearly 700 cities in all 50 states and DC. Your candidates are usually less than a 30-minute trip from one of our locations. And our state-of-the-art technology means the fingerprinting process remains safe and secure throughout.

Over 1.2 million non-Department of Defense security clearances are reviewed every year.


Government and Defense Info Sheet


Here’s How it Works

1Send applicants to the Sterling Identity Network

Our partner, Inquiries Screening, directs people who need to get fingerprinted to our nationwide network locator. They can then pick a location that’s convenient and go whenever they want—no appointment required.

2Submit fingerprints

Individuals visit an identity kiosk in the location of their choice. There, our certified technicians verify their identity and capture the best fingerprints possible.

3Get Results!

Inquiries Screening receives the submitted fingerprints and completes the SWFT background check process.

Key Features and Benefits

  • The best end-to-end SWFT solution in the market
  • Simplified process meets strict security clearance requirements
  • Best and most responsive customer support in the industry—both for you and your applicants