FBI cyber-crime lab opens in Orange

Nardine Saad (Los Angeles Times) | January 6, 2011

A regional FBI crime lab where investigators can analyze evidence from computers, cellphones, cameras and other digital media opened Wednesday in Orange.

The $7-million lab is the third of its kind in California and the 15th in the nation and is designed to tackle the growing use of computers and the Internet to commit and conceal crimes, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said.

Mueller said Regional Computer Forensic Labs are intended to help local law enforcement agencies analyze evidence and have helped investigators throughout the country solve public corruption, fraud, gang crime and counterterrorism cases. The labs streamline resources and investigative standards across agencies, he said.

“There’s no one agency that can be successful in addressing the threats of today,” Mueller said. “This [lab] is a perfect example of how we come together and how we are far more effective than we would be individually.”

Article continued at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/la-me-fbi-lab-20110106,0,4558549.story

Image source: Katie Falkenberg / For the Los Angeles Times / January 5, 2011

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