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.