A-T Solutions continues evidence collection aid to FBI

Work involves modernizing Evidence Collection and Management system.

A-T Solutions Inc. will continue to assist the FBI create a modern evidence collection software system under a new five-year, $3 million contract.

The new award specifically calls on the contractor to continue its work with the FBI Evidence Response Team Unit as it modernizes its Evidence Collection and Management system.

As part of a 2007 contract award, the company has been developing a custom software solution based on its Asymmetric Threat and Tactical Analysis Casebook (ATTAC) software that will meet the unit’s goals of fast, efficient and accurate evidence collection and reporting, according to a company announcement.

Under the new award, A-T Solutions will provide analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, enhancement and documentation of the Evidence Collection and Management package as well as the maintenance and upgrade of ATTAC software licenses.

The McLean, Va., company also will further the development and integration of all five major components of the Evidence Collection and Management package; the photographic management tool, diagramming package, evidence-seizing tool, team leader data management tool and a wireless network.

The system being built for the Evidence Response Team Unit will increase speed of evidence recovery, eliminate redundant data entry and allow for real-time data sharing, the company said.

The system is the result of a successful pilot phase and includes a customized evidence management solution to meet the unique requirements of the agency’s evidence recovery process.

Features of this solution combine the high-speed diagramming functionality of ATTAC with tools for photograph management and evidence seizing that run on wireless handheld devices.

A data management capability was also provided to enable wireless communication of all data collected and stored to produce FBI-standardized reports.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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