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ICAC Task Force National Training - NW3C Specialized Investigative Techniques Training Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

This program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (42 USC 17601-17611), et seq.)(The PROTECT Act).

The NW3C will develop and deliver a web based training for ICAC officers titled "1st Responder Encryption Identification and Response." NW3C will also update the existing "Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence" (ISEE) course to include an encryption detection tool for first responders; update the existing "Basic Data Recovery and Acquisition"(BDRA) course to include a response to encryption on a live system; and develop a Wireless Network Investigations curriculum. (CA/NCF)

The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) will deliver training programs for law enforcement and other stakeholders to support the Internet Crimes Against Children program by improving investigative, prosecutorial, and forensic capacity; creating and distributing guidelines and best practices for investigative methodologies; and coordinating meetings with grantees and practitioners. Specific to this grant award, NW3C will develop web-based training in the following topics: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence (ISEE), Legal Concerns for Digital Evidence Responders, and Basic Computer Skills for Law Enforcement. Additionally, NW3C will use funds to continue developing a GPS Interrogation course that will include portable personal and marine GPS devices and a wireless network investigations course that will provide the knowledge and skills needed by ICAC Task Force members to properly respond to investigations involving unauthorized rogue users of wireless networks. CA/NCF

This project will develop and deliver web-based and beta training focusing on Specialized Investigative Techniques and provide technical assistance to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces by expanding and enhancing their investigative skills through new courses. NW3C will develop and deliver first responder level, web-based training courses on "Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence", "Legal Concerns for Digital Evidence Responders", and "Basic Computer Skills for Law Enforcement." Additionally NW3C will develop beta courses for "Global Positioning System Interrogation", "Advanced Wireless Network Investigations", and "Social Networking for ICAC Investigators". NW3C will also develop best practices on "Gaming Device Forensics", delivered through white papers. Courses and research products developed under this award will be delivered under other OJJDP awards. NW3C will utilize student and curriculum evaluation methodologies, including pre- and post-testing assessment and evidence-based evaluation and reporting to measure and report progress to OJJDP on the web-based and classroom-delivered training that will be delivered under this project. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 19, 2010