The U.S. Marine Corps began efforts to enhance an existing identification technology employed by law enforcement battalions.
The Expeditionary Forensics Exploitation Capability is a portable tool set designed to help law enforcement troops gather, analyze and store data that helps identify individuals as an ally or a foe, USMC Systems Command said Tuesday. The tool assists with device analysis, forensic element collection and latent and patent print.
The Marines are working to modernize the tool's information technology features. The service's identity operations team is pursuing the integration of EFEC with other intelligence platforms for wider and more immediate battlefield awareness. The technology has been used for about six years.