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Piecing Together Digital Evidence

Reflecting a trend that has become increasingly commonplace for law enforcement, many cases involve the need to recover digital evidence. And our Computer Analysis Response Team, or CART, is the FBI’s go-to force for providing digital forensic services not only to our own investigators but also in some instances to our local, state, and federal partners.

Jan 08, 2013 10:30 AM

Piecing Together Digital Evidence

CART MosaicIn a case involving the round-up of dozens of suspects indicted on public corruption and other charges, investigators were faced with processing large numbers of seized cell phones, desktop computers, and laptops belonging to the suspects. In another case, key evidence against a terror suspect arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction included data found on his computer. And after a U.S. Congresswoman was wounded and six people killed in Arizona, vital evidence was found on security camera footage, computers, and cell phones.

Reflecting a trend that has become increasingly commonplace for law enforcement, all three of these cases involved the need to recover digital evidence. And our Computer Analysis Response Team, or CART, is the FBI’s go-to force for providing digital forensic services not only to our own investigators but also in some instances to our local, state, and federal partners.

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