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Troy University Computer Forensics Lab, Research and Training Initiative

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

Troy State University will assist state and local law enforcement personnel in developing adequate skills for the handling of electronic evidence, promoting awareness of computer crime, and providing research and lab services for electronic evidence analysis. They will address challenges identified through local and state assessments regarding the growing number of computer-related criminal activity. Troy State University will offer immediate field assistance, training, and technical assistance to law enforcement through an information sharing network of electronic crime activity, publication of training offerings, and an assistance response service. Additionally, they will continue to provide training events and a highly-developed computer forensics lab and research facility that will enhance law enforcement's ability to respond effectively to computer-related criminal activity.


Date Created: February 3, 2011