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[FYI] (Fwd) new DoD high-tech crime-fighting center opens

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From:           	"Steven M. Bellovin" <smb@research.att.com>
To:             	cryptography@c2.net
Subject:        	new DoD high-tech crime-fighting center opens
Date sent:      	Fri, 24 Sep 1999 23:25:46 -0400

According to the AP, the Defense Department has opened a new center to
help deal with electronic evidence in case of serious crimes involving
the military
Among their purported capabilities are being able to track hackers
across the Internet, undelete files, even reassemble shredded
floppies.  The FBI has its own minilab in the building; the center
expects to share equipment and techniques with law enforcement

What makes this article especially interesting to this group is the
deliberate proximity of the new lab to NSA.  They will indeed attempt
to deal with encrypted messages, though the director stated that such
cases were rare.  He also said that he was "confident" that their
techniques would be adequate to deal with messages encrypted under the
new export regimes after Congress gives the FBI $80 million more over
four years.

  --Steve Bellovin

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