Category Archives: FIC

Mobile fingerprinting services now available

Your forensic experts now provide enrollment in Tampa Bay to streamline your security clearance investigations

Guardian Livescan printingAvailable through our partners at the Forensic Innovation Center, the FIC can help you expedite your clearance procedures with quick and efficient fingerprint capture using the state-of-the-art Guardian Livescan device, by Crossmatch Technologies. This ensures your enrollments will be quick, reliable and meet FBI and DoD’s stringent capture requirements–-the first time. In January 2014, the Defense Security Service (DSS) released updated guidance for electronic fingerprint capture options, including hiring a third party service to capture prints for submission.

On site scanning: just $35 per person

We’ll come to your Tampa Bay site and perform expert scanning services for all personnel requiring e-fingerprints. Your high quality, Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT)-compatible prints will be ready in less than 30 minutes, keeping your budget in line and your personnel on the job.

Not in Tampa Bay? We also do print card conversions

Bring your investigation files up to date with hard copy-to-electronic conversion. Send your FBI FD-258 fingerprint cards to our secure site and, in less than two weeks, your files will be submission ready.
Just $25 per card.

Save time and money

Your biometrics enrollment can be completed fast, with no need to purchase and maintain expensive equipment. Prints will be instantly ready for your FSO to submit them to the SWFT system.

727-395-2511, ext. 184

ask@the-fic.com

FIC celebrates five years of excellence

NATO SOF boothsThe Forensic Innovation Center was founded five years ago as a partnership to create synergy fostering innovation and provide creative solutions. As a one-of-a-kind forensic science business cluster, the FIC comprises eight companies as teaming partners, including NFSTC, to share resources and facilities to maximize impact and sustainability on projects.

Currently, the FIC offers top-rated Facility Security Officer (FSO) consulting under eight contracts. Under our guidance, client facilities have received multiple “Commendable” or “Superior” Defense Security Service Vulnerability Assessment Ratings. Utilizing an FSO consultant allows smaller companies to meet facility eligibility requirements per the Department of Defense at a budget conscious rate.

Training is another crucial service the FIC offers. The instructional design staff has been recognized with two coveted Brandon Hall Awards. In 2013, the team took silver in the “Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology” and a bronze for “Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning” in 2014. Both awards were for the Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Training project, which is a computer/web-based program that uses virtual reality, gaming-style simulations to assist military personnel in learning to identify and collect forensic evidence on the battlefield. Developed and designed for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), the training uses immersive, 3-D simulated environments to provide safe, realistic situations in which users can practice the skills learned throughout the course.

The partners expanded their global presence in 2015 with a joint booth at the NATO SOF expo in Belgium in September. Looking forward, the FIC is staying ahead of industry needs with growing capabilities logistics services, human resource consulting and more. Contact ask@the-fic.com for more ways the FIC can assist your company to succeed.

NFSTC to attend the 2015 NATO SOF Symposium

Forensic Innovation Center logoThe National Forensic Science Technology Center will be joining partners at the Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) for the 2015 NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) Symposium in Mons, Belgium. The FIC is a gold sponsor of the event held Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Thursday, September 10, 2015. It will bring together the trans-Atlantic SOF community and SOF from NATO’s Partnership for Peace, the Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperative Initiative, and NATO’s “Partners Around the Globe.”

NFSTC and the FIC will be joined by selected partners at Stand G4 to exhibit exploitation capabilities critical to today’s SOF operators. Partners include:

Learn more about the symposium and our partners at the FIC website.

Thanks to you, the FIC moves towards new grant

Thanks to your support, the Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) is one step closer to receiving a Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses from Chase Bank. The FIC needed 250 votes before October 17 to advance to the next round and we not only met it, we exceeded the goal three days early.

A panel of judges will be deliberating among the finalists’ applications and will announce 20 winners in January.

If awarded the grant, the FIC’s top priority will be continuing to provide a two week Forensic and Biometric Internship for ROTC cadets from around the country at no charge to them or their units. The grant will also enhance our summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) student tour events by providing improved activities and materials. In addition, it would also provide capital to increase dedicated staff for the growth of FIC, its partners and projects.

FIC is a new concept in forensic services–a successful forensic industry business cluster launched in 2010. A partnership of the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), Training Team Solutions and Forensic Knowledge Partnership, Inc., the FIC is unique because it works together with mostly local partners to create forensic solutions to address problems that can vary by agency. Our customers are forensic service agencies (crime laboratories and police departments), US and international defense organizations and technology companies. We team with other leading forensic innovators to provide training, technology assistance and support services across multiple forensic disciplines. In the forensic science industry, it is often difficult to find companies that can provide services in more than one or two specialty areas. The FIC solves these issues through partnership.

Learn more about the FIC at www.the-fic.com.

The FIC is going “Main Street”

The Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) is nominated for a $150,000 Mission Main Street Grant for Small Businesses from Chase Bank. To win the grant, however, the FIC needs your – and your friends’ – help. With at least 250 votes on the FIC entry page by October 17, the Center can move on to the next phase of the selection process*.FIC-1024

What can FIC do with $150,000? A top priority will be continuing to provide a two week Forensic and Biometric Internship for ROTC cadets from around the country at no charge to them or their units. The grant will also enhance our summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) student tour events by providing improved activities and materials. In addition, it would also provide capital to increase dedicated staff for the growth of FIC, its partners and projects.

FIC is a new concept in forensic services–a successful forensic industry business cluster launched in 2010. A partnership of the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), Training Team Solutions and Forensic Knowledge Partnership, Inc., the FIC is unique because it works together with mostly local partners to create forensic solutions to address problems that can vary by agency. Our customers are forensic service agencies (crime laboratories and police departments), US and international defense organizations and technology companies. We team with other leading forensic innovators to provide training, technology assistance and support services across multiple forensic disciplines. In the forensic science industry, it is often difficult to find companies that can provide services in more than one or two specialty areas. The FIC solves these issues through partnership.

Deadline to vote is October 17. Learn more about the FIC at www.the-fic.com.

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