Following their January, 2017 meeting the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) recently released 9 new documents for public review, including a new document called "SWGDE Framework of a Quality Management System for Digital and Multimedia Evidence Forensic Science Service Providers (DME-FSSPs)". Additionally, SWGDE published 11 Approved documents following their January meeting.
If you're involved in Forensic Multimedia Analysis, I would encourage you to visit the SWGDE website and review these documents as time permits. I'd like to thank all of those involved in SWGDE for their valuable time and contributions to our disciplines/communities.
Have a great weekend everyone. Be safe out there! - LCAdd a comment
This weekend I launched a new, secure DCCTV Database for our Professional Community members. The DME Resources Wiki was discontinued, and all content from the Wiki was migrated to the new database.
Literally tens of thousands of people visited our Wiki since I made it a public resource, and over 7 thousand of them registered with the Wiki. Unfortunately, despite the impressive numbers, only our Professional Community members were contributing.
This new members-only resource will streamline security, administration, and I truly feel provide a better user experience for our nearly 2,000 verified Professional Community members.
Thank you to all of those who have and continue to contribute to our Professional Community content and members area!
For information on membership qualifications and becoming a member of the DME Resources Professional Community click here.
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) recently published a DOJ funded report, "A Primer on Body Work Camera Technologies".Add a comment
One of our members recently bought an Android-based "Smart TV" and discovered that it provided a way to manage & store IP camera footage. Below is a link to a brief presentation he put together about his experience with his new Sony TV, which he asked me to share here with the hope of raising awareness.
When attempting to collect DCCTV evidence, remember to think outside of the little black box. Thanks for sharing Mel!Add a comment
As each day passes law enforcement and government agencies struggle with managing more sources of digital evidence and multimedia, like body worn cameras. The massive amounts of data storage required have led many to finally consider secure cloud-based storage solutions, but as some have found out, despite the minimal capital investment cloud storage costs can quickly exceed the LE & IT budgets of even the largest agencies. Let's break this down and talk specifically about digital evidence and archiving.
How are you archiving all of your digital evidence today? A tiered storage solution? Hybrid cloud solution? LTO tape? Hard drives? Optical discs (i.e. CD-R, DVD+/-R, BD-R)? Lots of questions and options, so lets talk specifically to the last group; those using optical discs.Add a comment
DVR Assessment & Video Recovery
Jun. 5-7, 2017 - Burtonsville, MD
This 3-day training course is recommended for anyone who will be responsible for the recovery of digital video evidence from CCTV systems.
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Image Clarification & Processing w/ClearID®
Jun. 8-9, 2017 - Burtonsville, MD
A 2-day training course on ClearID® version 3, including lecture and hands-on instruction designed for the beginner to intermediate level user.
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