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Marines Enhance Forensics Tool for Law Enforcement Recognition

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 toolset designed to help law enforcement troops gather, analyze and store data associated with friend or foe identification, USMC Systems Command said Tuesday.

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GAO: DoD Should Address Biometric & Forensic Systems Planning, Acquisition Mgmt Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to address gaps in the department’s efforts to institutionalize its biometric and forensic systems. GAO said in a report published Monday that DoD has taken steps to meet long-term requirements for deployable biometric and forensic platforms but the department continues to face strategic planning …

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NSF’s Rebecca Ferrell & Fort Worth Police Sgt. Troy Lawrence to Join National Commission on Forensic Science

National Science Foundation Biological Anthropology Program Director Rebecca Ferrell and Sgt. Troy Lawrence — director of the digital forensic lab for Fort Worth, Texas’ police department — will join the National Commission on Forensic Science that develops policy recommendations for the attorney general. The National Institute of Standards and Technology said Thursday Ferrell and Lawrence will …

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First Batch of Naval Academy Cyber Operations Majors to Graduate

The first batch of midshipmen who took the cyber operations course at the U.S. Naval Academy will graduate on May 27, the U.S. Navy reported Monday. The Navy said the 27 graduates compose the inaugural class of the academic program, which covers areas such as computer architecture, programming, networks, data structures, information assurance, forensics and cryptography. The …

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NIST Forensics Org Seeks Members for Digital Evidence Subcommittee

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has established a subcommittee dedicated to digital evidence under the Organization of Scientific Area Committees as the institute aims to further build up the field of forensic science in the U.S. Up to 20 voting positions are open to forensic science practitioners and researchers on OSAC’s digital evidence subcommittee, which …

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FBI to Move Development Team to Amazon’s Cloud

The FBI plans to transition its operational technology division to an Amazon-hosted could environment, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes the FBI issued a request for proposals seeking an Amazon cloud platform for its development, testing and production operations. The Quantico, Virginia-based development team works to design tools for FBI …

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