Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review

A closeup photograph of person's hands as they solder a wire onto a circuit board.

A digital forensics expert prepares to extract data from a mobile phone.

Credit: R. Press/NIST

This report reviews the methods that digital forensics experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices


Download the final report.

Background Information

Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has now closed the comment period on the NIST Internal Report 8354-DRAFT “Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review.” All comments received as part of the public record have been compiled into a single PDF document: Public Comments Received on NISTIR 8354-Draft.


NIST hosted a 3-hour webinar to discuss the draft report and its findings on June 1, 2022. To watch a recording of the webinar click here.

More Information

For more information on this and other NIST Scientific Foundation Reviews, visit our Scientific Foundation Reviews page.



Created May 5, 2022, Updated December 19, 2022