FBI’s Silicon Valley Computer Forensic Laboratory
A RCFL is a single service forensic laboratory devoted entirely to examination of computer evidence in support of federal, state and local criminal investigations. The type of investigations the lab handles include terrorism, child pornography, crimes of violence, theft or destruction of intellectual property, Internet crimes and fraud, to name a few. In April 2002, San Francisco was selected as one of three new RCFL sites. Since then a dedicated coalition of regional law enforcement agencies has moved closer to establishing this innovative resource for the region.
Chris Beeson is Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Acting Director Silicon Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (SVRCFL). He is currently responsible for program management of the San Francisco Division Computer Analysis Response Team (CART). Prior to his current position he was FBI Special Agent for 9 years, specializing in technology crimes, computer intrusion investigations and computer forensics. He received his undergraduate BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University.
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