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Report of the Digital Evidence Task Group Quality Study



Barbara Guttman, Kelly Sauerwein, James R. Lyle


The report describes the results of a project performed by a study group from the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Digital Evidence Subcommittee to identify the quality practices and management systems that are most effective within digital forensics labs. Contemporary quality management practices used in forensic labs were identified and interviews with lab management, senior staff, and digital evidence customers (e.g., law enforcement (LE), attorneys, judges) were conducted by the study group.
OSAC Technical Reports


forensics, digital evidence, computer forensics, quality management


Guttman, B. , Sauerwein, K. and Lyle, J. (2022), Report of the Digital Evidence Task Group Quality Study, OSAC Technical Reports, [online],, (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created December 15, 2022, Updated January 6, 2023