UK Royal Military Police cut digital forensics costs with distributed processing

The UK’s Royal Military Police (RMP) Service Police Crime Bureau (SPCB) has cut its case backlog by 42% and reduced costs per initial case by nearly one-third to £3,200 using distributed processing technology.

The RMP is the Army’s technical investigative organisation and has 15 high tech crime personnel within its Cyber Crime Centre.The body assists with digital investigations by the civilian police because of its advanced digital forensics technology, and handles between 100 to 150 cases a year. Each case uses up to 3Tb of data, with a single arrest involving the seizure and investigation of smartphones, laptops, USB drives, TVs, tablets and gaming devices, with gigabytes of data stored on each…

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