Computer Forensics: The New Fingerprinting

Tony Pallone is an examiner in the Pittsburgh FBI office’s computer forensics lab. The operation is a small-scale version of the FBI’s 10 multiagency Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories (RCFLs); two more are slated to open this year. The FBI provides the RCFL startup costs–about $3 million per lab–and state and local agencies contribute staffers certified in computer forensics. As cases come in, examiners pitch in on those with the highest priority, regardless of which agency owns jurisdiction…

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