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Digital Forensics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology



James R. Lyle, Douglas R. White, Richard P. Ayers


There are three digital forensic science projects: National Software Reference Library (NSRL), Computer Forensic Tool Testing (CFTT), Computer Forensic Reference Data Sets (CFReDS) currently providing resources for the digital investigator underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory ¿ Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division. These projects are supported by the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ), federal, state, and local law enforcement, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) to promote efficient and effective use of computer technology in the investigation of crimes involving computers. Numerous other sponsoring organizations from law enforcement, government, and industry are also providing resources to accomplish these goals. The ¿Digital Forensic at the National Institute of Standards and Technology¿ paper provides an overview of the before mentioned projects and methodologies.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7490
Report Number


Digital Forensics, NSRL, CFTT, CFReDS
Created April 9, 2008, Updated November 10, 2018