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Welcome to BJA NTTAC's TTA Today blog! TTA Today posts tell the story of training and technical assistance (TTA) engagements through individual perspectives, including those of DOJ and BJA leaders, staff, technical assistance providers, subject matter experts, community members, and other relevant stakeholders. These posts serve as an informal venue to share relevant updates or best practices from the criminal justice community, as well as to feature first-hand accounts of how TTA impacts state, local, and tribal communities across the nation.

For the past ten years, the University of Chicago Crime Lab has worked closely with law enforcement agencies across the country to help integrate data analytics into their decisionmaking processes. Data analytics training for crime analysts has been a growing part of our work at the Crime Lab, and we wanted to expand to help law enforcement civilian analysts. Specifically, we began to consider what an ideal professional development event for analysts would look like.

Join the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) for their webinar “Collecting Evidence from Online Social Media: Building a Cyber-OSINT Toolbox” on March 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The popularity of social media and alternative ways of communicating calls for new ways to investigate these communications. Social media communication is often shared on open platforms and can be made available long after it is created.