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Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) Survey

The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) team at NIST and NW3C want to know what digital forensics tools you are using and what digital forensics tools you want NIST to test. Please take a few minutes to complete the below linked survey and share with us your valuable feedback.

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This survey is very important to state and local law enforcement as it is your voice and input, directly to NIST, for testing of the forensic hardware and software you use every day. A NIST evaluation of the tools you use has many benefits to you, your agency, and the cases you work. The survey itself is all multiple choice with an option for you to add a tool if isn't listed. There are only 9 questions in the survey and completing it should take less than 10 minutes.

The survey will be available until March 30, 2010.

Questions related to this service can be directed to Dean Chatfield using the contact information below.

Dean C. Chatfield
Supervisory Computer Crime Specialist
Computer Crime Section
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
877-628-7674 #207