10 October 2003

FBI to open five computer crime labs

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By Wilson P. Dizard III
GCN Staff

The FBI plans to open five new Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories by the end of 2004. The labs in Buffalo, N.Y.; Houston; Newark, N.J.; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake City will be added to four existing computer crime labs around the country.

The FBI cooperates with local law enforcement agencies to create and operate the labs. Local agencies provide computer specialists to serve as examiners, while the bureau provides training, advisory and advanced forensic services, the FBI said in an announcement yesterday. "

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