Contract covers cybercrime fighters

Defense Computer Investigations Training Program

The Defense Department's Computer Investigations Training Program has awarded an eight-year, $86.8 million task order to Computer Sciences Corp. to train DOD cybercrime fighters.

CSC will support the program's efforts to train law enforcement professionals in computer investigations. The contract was awarded under the General Services Administration Federal Technology Service's Millennia contract.

The training is expected to be valuable for homeland defense, GSA officials said, and could prove to be popular with other federal law enforcement agencies.

Courses will cover computer search and seizure, computer intrusions and forensic computer media analysis.

The program is responsible for creating and providing computer investigative training for DOD services. It was created in February 1998 and offered its first class, Introduction to Computer Search and Seizure, in September 1998.

About the Author

Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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