HomeDigital ForensicsCyber Forensics Laboratory (CFL)
DC3's Cyber Forensics Laboratory (CFL) performs Digital and Multimedia (D/MM) forensic examinations, device repair, data extraction, and expert testimony for DoD.

CFL Overview

The lab's robust intrusion and malware analysis capability supports other DC3 lines of business and activities. The CFL is accredited under ISO 17025 by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), which guides reliable, repeatable, and valid examination results, subjected to quality control and peer review. 


If you need quick information, let us know!
Indicate what information you'd like to have sooner than the end of a final exam in block 44 of the
Forensic Request form. Please be aware that the Leads Generation results are not a final report,
and do not replace your exhaustive forensic examination. These results are not intended to stand
on their own in a judicial process.


Contact Us

Phone: 410-981-0100
Customer Support
Phone: 410-981-0310
DSN: 622-2595
Submit Request Forms
Email: cflintake@dc3.mil
General Lab Questions
Email: cfl@dc3.mil
Technical Difficulties
Email: appsupport@dc3.mil


CFL Processing Case Types


Counterintelligence Matters

Crime Against Persons & Property

Network Intrusions



Enhancing Video & Voice Recordings

Aircraft Mishaps

Damaged Media & Submerged Devices

Cell Phones, Tablets & Other Mobile Devices


How To Submit A Case

If you have any questions, please contact CFL Customer Support at cflintake@dc3.mil or 410-981-0310.

Step 1-Download 


Select and download the appropriate form from the list below.

Step 2-Complete 


Please complete the form providing as much information as possible and be sure to sign it.

Step 3-Print 


After completing and signing the form, please print out a copy to include with your evidence submission.

Step 4-Submit 


Mail the complete and signed form along with original evidence to CFL.

  Data Tape, Log File, and Multimedia Submission Tips

Call CFL information line for the address at 410-981-0100 or 622-2595


**Note: You may need to right-click the link and select "Save Link As..." to download the file.**

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 Forensic Service Request Form (Use this form for most types of exams)
  Intrusions Laboratory Request Form (Use this form for support regarding network intrusions, malware analysis, and reverse engineering)
  Litigation Support Request Form
  Digital Media Recovery Laboratory Request Form
(See the Damaged Media Recovery Tips below before submitting your request)

Damaged Media Recovery Tips

These tips can significantly increase the chances of success in your recovery when submitting items for Damaged Media Recovery

 Do not attempt to recover data from a damaged device

Many people have sent CFL devices that could have been recovered, but their attempts made additional recovery impossible.

Send a donor device that matches the original as closely as possible


Same make/model/size, site code, date code, etc.

 Include a drive for the data when you submit your package

Please advise if you plan to perform the examination of the data yourself after recovery.

 If device is visibly broken, collect and send all pieces

Even very small pieces may have critical components, or contain information and clues that can be very useful in the repair of the device.

Send all power cables and unique data interface cables  


 Stabilize the device as much as possible

Attempt to prevent the device from further damage and contamination from its surrounding environment.

 Hard drives that contain platters are extremely sensitive to any kind of particles in the air

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.


 Submerged Items

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.
  • How long has it been submerged?
  • What is the substance in which it is submerged?
  • What kind of device is it?