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Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that cloud computing poses to forensics investigators who uncover, gather, examine and interpret digital evidence to help solve crimes.

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Council of Governors Approves Joint Action Plan

The Council of Governors (Council) met last week during the National Governors Association (NGA) 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. During the meeting, the Council, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved a joint action plan for cybersecurity.

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Video: Detective Reflects on How Education Helped Career

-Sponsored- Evander Brim is a graduate of Columbia College and is now working as a detective. He calls Columbia College's criminal justice program "second to none" and says it has helped him go for a greater career. Click to watch the video.

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NIST Seeks Members for Three New Cloud Computing Working Groups

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing Program (NCCP) is forming three public working groups to provide solutions to cloud computing challenges. A teleconference on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. Eastern will kick off the effort. Program leaders will discuss group goals, member roles and responsibilities, meeting schedules and deadlines.

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Step Ahead for Rapid DNA

-Sponsored- Morpho partners with IntegenX to offer Rapid DNA identification technology.

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Breaking the Backlog of Digital Forensic Evidence

It is time for a change in the way the law enforcement works with digital forensic evidence. Every police investigator needs to be able to quickly and easily analyze digital forensic evidence related to their criminal cases—from photos, videos, email, social media, and Internet usage to audio and documents.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.

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