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NW3C - OJJDP FY 20 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program

Award Information

Award #
2019-MC-FX-K006
Location
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Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$700,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $350,000)

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force National Training Program is funded under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2019, Pub. L. No. 116-6, 133 Stat. 13, 115. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates. The program’s goal is to develop and deliver technical training to ICAC task force members, thereby expanding and enhancing investigative knowledge and capacity in relation to digital forensics and the recovery of digital evidence.

The National White Collar Crime Center, Inc. (NW3C) will develop and deliver a training program focused on the process of digital evidence examination using automated forensic tools, both commercial and open source. The processes covered will guide attendees through real-life scenarios, including the testing and validation of tools and the recovery of digital evidence from devices. These devices include but are not limited to personal computers, smartphones, tablet computers, wireless networks, drones, video games, and the processing of legally obtained data records from service providers. Trainings will be made available to ICAC task force members and affiliates, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, computer forensic specialists, and other related partnering organizations. NW3C will also provide technical assistance to aid the ICAC task forces.
CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates. NW3C's goal for this program is to develop and deliver technical training to ICAC Task Force members thereby expanding and enhancing their investigative knowledge of digital forensics and the recovery of digital evidence. NW3C will develop and deliver training programs, webinars, and conference presentations focused on the utilization of tools and investigative techniques for recovering digital evidence from devices, including but not limited to personal computers, smartphones, tablet computers, wireless networks, drones, video games, and the processing of legally obtained data records from service providers. Training will be made available to ICAC Task Force members and affiliates, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, computer forensic specialists,and other related partnering agencies and organizations to improve the investigative, prosecutorial, and forensic response to digital evidence-related crimes against children throughout the country. Additionally, NW3C will work within grant parameters to improve overall investigative capabilities and create guidelines, best practices, and investigative methodologies. NW3C will employ the existing ICAC registration system managed by Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), while utilizing established NW3C evaluation methodologies, including pre- and post-class testing assessments, to measure and report progress. NW3C will also identify, develop, and deliver webinars on timely, relevant, and emerging topic areas for the ICAC Task Forces and affiliates. NW3C will coordinate these topics with OJJDP, comply with the OJJDP guidelines, submit and host the webinars through OJJDP NTTAC. Lastly, NW3C will provide technical assistance to aid the ICAC Task Forces in the investigation of child exploitation and the examination of electronic devices.
CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2019