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The following are frequently asked questions about the DES Speakers Bureau. If you have a question that's not listed here, please e-mail it to We'll do our best to add your question to this list.

What is the DES Speakers Bureau?

This service offering is being provided, free of charge, by the FBI's Operational Technology Division. Organizations can request top-notch experts within the Digital Evidence Section to speak at their events about a variety of topics pertaining to digital forensics, digital evidence, high-technology, and Internet safety. Each request is considered on a case-by case-basis.

Who is eligible to request speakers from the DES Speakers Bureau?

Law enforcement agencies; schools; universities/colleges, libraries; community groups; civic organizations; businesses, and; associations. The requesting organization must reside either within an RCFL's service area; within 50 miles of a CART office or FAVIAU headquarters located in Quantico, Virginia.

What if my organization is located outside the designated location of a CART or FAVIAU office or an RCFL's service area? Can we still request a speaker?

Unfortunately, due to budget limitations, DES personnel cannot travel more than 50 miles from their office or outside the boundaries of an RCFL's service area for appearances.

How often may I apply? Is there a fee?

There is no application fee and no limit to the number of times an organization may request speakers in a given year. However, due to scheduling and time limitations, there is no guarantee that all requests can be honored.

How do I apply for a speaker?

  • Review the DES Speakers Bureau topics and guidelines.
  • Submit the speakers request form to or fax it to 703-985-3979. Once the form is received, you will receive a notification and a point of contact. This individual will notify the requester regarding their availability to appear at a particular event.

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