The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s Quick Capture Platform (QCP) is a state-of-the-art biometric system that enables investigators to collect and store fingerprint data during domestic and international investigations. The QCP enables instant access to federal fingerprint databases. This comprehensive access to the main United States (U.S.) Government biometric holdings enables QCP users to quickly establish whether a subject has possible terrorist links (in the U.S. or abroad) or is likely to pose a threat to the U.S.
The QCP originated in 2007, as an investigative tool for use by the FBI Hostage Rescue Team during operations conducted overseas. The purpose was to develop a platform capable of providing a rapid collection and response in hostile environments. Since the QCP’s inception, the FBI’s need for a tool that is capable of biometric collection, as well as providing rapid responses, has expanded from supporting overseas investigations to include increased domestic use.
Currently the FBI’s mobile biometric capture and identification platform is used to provide remote identification submission and response capabilities. The platform provides the capability to capture biometric and biographic information, package it in a transaction that conforms to the FBI’s Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS), and send it electronically to the CJIS systems for searching/matching/enrollment of biometric data.
The current QCP has a large footprint, typically stored in backpacks or Pelican cases and not optimized for mobile operations. Future platforms should be made smaller to increase mobility and ease of use. The platforms are not designed to fully utilize the current and future CJIS Information Technology infrastructure.
3.2.2 Capture Functionality
Capture biometrics – The MBA shall support the capability to capture biometrics as defined in the current EBTS.
Capture thumb slap/rolled impression – The MBA shall have the capability to collect thumb slap/rolled impression fingerprints separately.
Plain fingers – The MBA shall provide the capability to collect plain/rolled impression fingerprints.
Predefined order – The MBA shall provide the capability to collect fingerprints in a predefined order.
Modify collection order – The MBA shall provide the ability to modify collection order of the fingerprints in the field.
Variable sensitivity controls – The MBA shall allow for the detection of fingers lifted during rolled fingerprint capture and detection of shifted finger position during rolled fingerprint capture.
Selecting individual fingerprints – The MBA shall have the capability to view individual collected fingerprint images with selectable images for reprinting.
Perform sequence checking – The MBA shall have capability to perform automatic sequence checking functions to ensure that individual fingerprint position designations are consistent with plain impressions.
Sequence checking errors – The MBA shall provide indication for sequence checking errors.
Image quality – The MBA shall perform image quality assessment.
Image quality errors – The MBA shall provide indication for image quality errors.
Recapture fingerprints for image quality – The MBA shall provide the capability for an operator to re-capture individual fingerprint images in the event that quality was insufficient to meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ) threshold requirements.
Accommodate for missing and unprintable fingers – The MBA shall provide the capability to accommodate amputated (missing) and unprintable (bandaged) fingers.
Designate missing and unprintable fingers – The MBA shall provide the capability to designate and display amputated (missing) fingers and unprintable or bandaged fingers.
Support NBIS NFIQ – The MBA shall support use of the NIST Biometric Image Search (NBIS) NFIQ implementation for fingerprint image quality.
Capture photo image of face – The MBA shall have the capability to collect up to five (5) face images utilizing the mobile device camera.
Selective re-capture of face images – The MBA shall have the capability to selectively recapture individual face images.
Set facial image capture order – The MBA shall provide the capability to set facial image capture order (Pose directions).
Unsuccessful biometric capture – The MBA shall provide an indicator for an unsuccessful biometric capture.
Progress indicators – The MBA shall provide the user with progress indicators during biometric collection (As sections are complete or incomplete).
No cellular service – The MBA shall be able to queue the transaction until cellular reception is available; at which time it will automatically send the transaction.