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Acquisition of Network Device Evidence System (ANDES)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $249,976)

ANDES will serve the needs of law enforcement and the NIJ by enabling an investigator to quickly and automatically acquire data from network devices without device-specific knowledge. The software will identify network devices and acquire data using configuration files that can be easily written by an investigator familiar with a specific networking device.
These configuration files can be distributed to other investigators, allowing device-specific forensic procedures to be shared within the law enforcement and computer forensics communities. To ensure investigative and prosecutorial value, ANDES will perform its tasks in a forensically-sound manner, including fully documenting the investigative process in the ANDES audit log.


Date Created: September 15, 2008