DC3's Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL) performs Digital and Multimedia (D/MM) forensic examinations, device repair, data extraction, and expert testimony for DoD. The lab's robust intrusion and malware analysis capability supports other DC3 lines of business and activities.
DCFL operations are accredited under ISO 17025 by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) which guides reliable, repeatable, and valid exam results, subjected to quality control and peer review.
Select and download the appropriate form from the list below.
Please complete the form providing as much information as possible and be sure to sign it.
After completing and signing the form, please print out a copy to include with your evidence submission.
Mail the complete and signed form along with original evidence to DCFL.Data Tape, Log File, and Multimedia Submission Tips
You may need to right-click the link and select "Save Link As..." to download the file.
These tips can significantly increase the chances of success in your recovery when submitting items for Damaged Media Recovery
Many people have sent DCFL devices that could have been recovered, but their attempts made additional recovery impossible.
Same make/model/size, site code, date code, etc.
Please advise if you plan to perform the examination of the data yourself after recovery.
Even very small pieces may have critical components, or contain information and clues that can be very useful in the repair of the device.
Attempt to prevent the device from further damage and contamination from its surrounding environment.
If you are sending a hard drive that has a breach exposing the internal cavity of the drive to the outside environment, attempt to stop continued contamination by sealing the drive in an anti-static bag or other means with equal or greater physical and environmental protection.
Several factors come into play when preparing captured devices for shipment and/or storage if they have been submerged. These factors will determine whether or not the item should remain submerged in its original substance and what other kinds of preparations should be made on the device.