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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,999,731)
This project will establish and operate the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's (NLECTC) Electronic Crime Center of Excellence (COE). This project will identify technology and operations requirements; support NIJs research and development programs; conduct and publish a study based on empirical data to comprehensively identify the impact of electronic crime and digital evidence on State and local law enforcement; Conduct and publish a study based on empirical data on the total number of cell phones in use which may become evidence in an investigation and develop a corresponding acquisition and analysis solution for each cell phone; test, evaluate and demonstrate technologies; support the adoption of new technology develope technology guidelines; and provide technology assistance & support to criminal justice on a national basis.
Because of limited funds, the FY20ll project tasks for the Electronic Crime COE will be limited to high impact research to inform NIJ's future technology investments and to inform the field as to the capabilities and limitations of the digital evidence collection tools currently available to them. Specifically, the Electronic Crime COE will be funded to:
Plan and conduct a nationwide assessment of the digital forensic needs of law enforcement agencies to combat electronic crime. This will be the first assessment since 1999.
Test, evaluate and demonstrate digital evidence collection tools and technologies. The center will evaluate and publish its findings on JUSTNET.
Conduct and publish a report on the technology gaps in mobile device forensic tools. This will be conducted using FY2010 funds.