DHS Awards Kroll Major Background Investigation Contract

Kroll Government Services toconduct preliminary background investigations of TSA screeners

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2005--Kroll Government Services, Inc., the government consulting and monitoring subsidiary of Kroll Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct preliminary background investigations of TSA screeners and other employees. The TSA contract, which has a one year base period with four one-year options, has a maximum total ordering value of $17.27 million.

Kroll Government Services, which was selected for the contract over several competing firms, has been providing background checks for the TSA since 2003, when it was retained by the agency following a Congressional mandate requiring a two-part background check process for airport personnel.

"We are deeply gratified that the TSA has acknowledged our good work by asking us to continue performing background checks on our nation's airport personnel," said Jeff Schlanger, president, Kroll Government Services. "We look forward to a continued and fruitful relationship with the TSA."

Under the terms of the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract, Kroll is providing Phase I background checks on all TSA screeners, TSA headquarters staff, Federal Security Directors and their staffs, Federal Flight Decks Officers, and other aviation industry employees, such as charter flight crews. A Phase I background check includes a credit check; a name-based check against criminal history records databases for every jurisdiction in which the applicant has resided for the prior ten years; and a name check analysis against selected terrorism databases. If a candidate successfully completes Phase I, a job offer may be made. Candidates for screening positions must still clear a Phase II background check, which is performed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Kroll Government Services is also currently working on substantial background investigation contracts with OPM, and with a second Department of Homeland Security division, U.S. Customs & Border Protection. These contracts utilize Kroll's nationwide network of investigators to examine the job candidates' personal employment history, law enforcement and military experience, educational history, citizenship status, and court and civil records. They also include interviews of the candidates as well as with appropriate reference sources.

About Kroll Government Services

Kroll Government Services, Inc. (KGS) is a subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk consulting company. KGS is responsible for marketing and coordinating the services of Kroll's diverse practices to local, state and federal agencies throughout the United States. KGS is also responsible for managing Kroll's compliance monitoring services and for conducting security clearance background investigations of U.S. government personnel. Kroll is an operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm. For more information, visit www.krollworldwide.com.


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