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2020 Judson C. French Award

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for making law enforcement more effective in identifying child sexual exploitation imagery on computers and other devices.  The National Software Reference Library enables law enforcement to instantly eliminate benign files on confiscated devices.  Without this, finding illegal imagery among the vastly increasing number of images found in software and applications on computers, phones, gaming consoles, and other devices would be prohibitively time-consuming.  Law enforcement is now better positioned to save children and prosecute the creators, sharers, and viewers of the illegal imagery.

GROUP AWARD

Douglas White

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Megan Ogata

Information Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

Austin Snelick

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Alexander Nelson

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Eric Trapnell

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Michael Ogata

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Robert Byers

IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Information Technology Laboratory

Gurmindersingh (Gini) J. Khalsa

IT Specialist (INFOSEC)
Information Technology Laboratory

Craig Russell

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Mary Laamanen

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory