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Enabling Initial Computer Investigation by Non-Expert Enforcement Personnel

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $320,458)

This project, in collaboration with the FBI and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, will develop a 'Live Computer System Capture and Triage Tool'. This tool will guide law enforcement first responders at the state and local level who are not presumed to be experts in computer or networking technologies yet regularly encounter computer systems in the course of their duties. The proposed tool will provide the capacity and interactive guidance to allow these non-experts to quickly, easily and accurately gather evidence/information from a digital system and support an on-site examination of the evidence. This project proposes to design, develop and test a low-cost computer investigation tool that is targeted for use by non-experts and will be field ready at project end. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 5, 2007