About the Forensic Laboratory
The Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL) delivers digital and multimedia (D/MM) evidence processing, forensic examination, and expert testimony for any DoD Agency requiring investigative support. The laboratory’s robust intrusion and malware capability provides support to other DC3 lines of business and activities hosted at DC3 such as the OUSD (AT&L) Damage Assessment Management Office (DAMO).
DCFL operations are accredited for “Forensic Science Testing” by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), the preeminent authority for accredited crime labs in the United States. DCFL is also is a forensic partner with the National Media Exploitation Center that recovers, reconstructs, and analyzes Global War on Terrorism media for customer exploitation.
DCFL’s average exam turn-around time is 30 days for digital forensic support; national security and network intrusion cases are supported on a priority basis. In Fiscal Year 2012, DCFL conducted 1,406 forensic examinations on 834.58 terabytes of client digital media.