June 14, 2004

Inside the DOD's Crime Lab

DIGITAL EVIDENCE COMES in all shapes and sizes: pallettes full of computers, a hard drive with an AK-47 bullet hole in it, audio tapes fished out of the ocean, mangled floppies, garbled 911 calls.

Whenever a U.S. government agency investigating a crime or a cybercrime has digital evidence that's too difficult to analyse, they send it to the Department of Defense computer forensics lab.

The evidence can arrive in a military vehicle, via FedEx or through the U.S. Postal Service. However it gets there, it's accepted at the loading dock of an unmarked commercial building on the outskirts of Baltimore.

Link: CIO Asia


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