Today I had the pleasure of announcing a new vendor certification program that will be introduced in 2019, DME dTective® (DMEd).

I am both honored and excited to be spearheading this project for Ocean Systems. The new program will be modeled after other well respected vendor certifications in the digital evidence industry, and furthers our collective commitment to ensuring properly trained and qualified professionals are processing video & multimedia evidence within the criminal justice system.

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We want your input and feedback! Whether you're a certified analyst, examiner, technician or just starting out in the Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME) or Forensic Video disciplines, we'd love to hear from you. We're also looking for Certified Forensic Video Examiners (CFVE) and Certified Forensic Video Analysts (CFVA) to assist with the new program's development and administration. If you're interested, reach out to me to chat and see how we can help each other, and our entire industry in the process!

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It's really fascinating to look back at how far our discipline has come in the last 20 years, and how many resources and solutions are out there these days for Forensic Digital & Multimedia Analysts. Even more exciting is knowing some of the new opportunities and solutions for DME professionals that will be coming in 2019, especially in regards to training!

Lately I've been working on my employer's training schedule for 2019, and I couldn't be more excited. Ocean Systems will be introducing a new 3-Day Fundamentals course in 2019, in addition to several new remote training options to help those who simply cannot travel.

On top of that, I will begin offering on-site training services through my own personal company in 2019, and expect to announce my first class location & dates prior to Thanksgiving. I couldn't be happier about this folks, and hope I get a chance to see you in class in 2019! All the best my friends. - LC

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Whew. Took a little doing, but this week I was able to bring back a few social features we had in the past, and add a few new ones. Hope our members find them helpful. All the best my friends!

(Brief video overview of the new features is embedded after the break - click Read More if not viewing full post)

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I don't often post about the work I do with Ocean Systems, but that doesn't mean I'm not really proud of it. Thought I'd share this recorded webinar to give you a peek at some of the things we've been up to. Embedded video after the break. Cheers my friends.

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Stumbled on a blog post today about this topic, which is worth the read IMHO - "Why I moved away from FOSS as my main toolset". The author, whom I first met when he was a student in a LEVA Level 1 and/or 2 class I was teaching the better part of 10 years ago, raises some valid points about leveraging FOSS in DME workflows; training, support and documenting FOSS tools being the points I agree with. To that end, keep your eyes & ears open for news about professional training & support for FOSS solutions related to DME.

With that said, I'm going to make a few comments and pose a few questions to the community based on the above post, so if you haven't read it...the rest of this post is probably moot.

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