Training

DF103 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Acquisition (Jun 2019, Connecticut)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to acquire images in a forensically sound manner from Windows-based and macOS-based computers, as well as mobile devices. Presentations and hands-on practical exercises cover topics including the digital forensic process, hardware and software write blockers, forensic image formats, live imaging, and multiple forensic acquisition methods. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial third-party imaging tools that are currently used by practitioners in the field.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Jun 2019, Tennessee)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

IA101 Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (Jun 2019, Florida)

This course addresses the critical need for well-trained intelligence analysts to interpret growing amounts of information. This introductory course covers the history and purpose of intelligence analysis, the intelligence cycle, analytical thinking skills, and the importance of strategic analysis. The course was developed by a consortium that included the National White Collar Crime Center, Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis, and the Regional Information Sharing System.

DF102 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Previewing (Jun 2019, Connecticut)

This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to preview the most commonly encountered forms of digital evidence. The course covers Windows-based and macOS-based computers, mobile devices, and removable storage media. In a combination of lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, instructors introduce the previewing process, legal considerations, live previewing, and dead-box previewing. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial third-party previewing tools that are in current use by practitioners in the field.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Jun 3 2019, Pennsylvania)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Jun 5 2019, Pennsylvania)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

PT201 Digital Evidence Basics & the CLOUD Act (May 2019, Massachusetts)

This course provides the technical and legal information prosecutors need to see cases involving digital evidence through the entire criminal justice process, from seizure and extraction to admissibility to verdict. Topics include digital evidence commonly seized during the execution of a search warrant, digital evidence stored remotely by third-party service providers, and the processes investigators use to obtain this evidence (such as the interrogation of digital devices). There is a strong focus on case law and other legal issues surrounding the collection and custody of digital evidence, as well as its use at trial. The course also examines new legislation like the CLOUD Act, which is reforming the digital evidence landscape just as rapidly as the ever-changing case law.

Virtual Listening Session to Identify Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Priorities

The Virtual Tribal Listening Session, hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will gather the views of tribal stakeholders in order to inform the federal-tribal partnership and grant-making priorities.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Stakeholder Preparatory Session

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)'s Tribal Stakeholder Preparatory Session, a teleconference/webcast, will engage tribal stakeholders on the purpose of the listening session and provide information that will help tribal stakeholders prepare for the Virtual Tribal Listening Session, scheduled for Tuesday, March 26. BJA leadership and staff will be available to respond to questions during this session.

Webinar - Community-Based Treatment Capacity to Meet Demand for SUD Services

Communities seeking to connect addicted individuals to substance use disorder treatment services may arrive at the seminal question, "Divert to what?" Further, trouble accessing adequate and appropriate quality treatment poses an enormous barrier to fully implementing diversion processes.

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