Ilya Krifman, Project Manager, NIC Federal, Pre-Employment Screening Program

Grab a latte and pull up a chair and join us for a great interview with Ilya Krifman, Project Manager, NIC Federal, Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)

Ilya Krifman Ilya entered the background screening industry when he joined NIC Federal. NIC Federal which manages the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) ( on behalf of the agency responsible for large truck and bus safety within the Department of Transportation (DOT). PSP provides a commercial driver DOT safety record that background screeners can provide to truck and bus companies who are hiring new drivers. As the Project Manager for the program he focuses on enhancing PSP by continually implementing new features and technology.

Ilya shared an important historic perspective about the company. In 2012, FMCSA completed a safety impact analysis study on PSP that compared the crash and driver out-of-service rates for several motor carrier groups. FMCSA collected data from motor carriers who had used PSP at least monthly between 2010 and 2012. Next, they reviewed the crash and out-of-service rates for motor carriers who had not used PSP as part of the hiring process.

With this perspective he shared that the mission of NIC, Inc.,(NIC Federal is a subsidiary) who works with federal and state governments across the country to enhance the connection between government and the public through technology. The goal of the overall company is to provide seamless, efficient access to government via online and mobile services.

He noted that a recent example of NIC fulfilling its goal was the company refreshing their Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) iOS mobile application and making it available for download in the iTunes store.

Ilya added that his team is happy to provide in-depth PSP overviews to background screeners and/or their clients-all at no cost! They have team members who are specifically focused on assisting in marketing PSP to educate motor carrier clients about the program. This complimentary marketing assistance includes creating related collateral for distribution!

When asked what he thought the future held for the background screening industry his response was: “Man, I wish I had that insight! The future of the industry will depend on the legislation that sets the laws and regulatory outlook for it-if anyone knows what will be happening 10 years down the road, please contact me!”

On the personal side Ilya said he really likes the people in the background screening industry he has met at industry conferences and events because they like to have fun and are easy-going.

He shared that he had recently read the first book in the Game of Thrones series and exclaimed, “He is really hooked on the show and the first book was even better!”

The person he would like to most meet is George Washington.

In closing the interview he shared his favorite quote, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

Thanks to Ilya for an insightful interview.

He can be reached at 703-841-6376 or


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