New FBI digital forensic lab opens in North Texas

DALLAS - North Texas is home to one of only 17 FBI computer forensics labs and training centers in the country devoted to the examination of digital evidence.

A look inside the FBI’s high-tech lab of digital and computer crimefighting

BOSTON — We all live in a world that grows more tech-connected by the second. Inside Boston’s FBI headquarters, there’s a new lab with one mission that’s anything but simple.

RCFL Service Areas can provide services from evidence seizure to courtroom testimony.

RCFLs train law enforcement to handle, identify, preserve, store, and transport digital evidence. For a schedule, see your local RCFL.

The work of RCFL provides crucial evidence in cases nationwide.


An RCFL is a one-stop, full-service forensics laboratory and training center devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal investigations such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Child pornography
  • Crimes of violence
  • Trade secret theft
  • Theft or destruction to intellectual property
  • Financial crime
  • Property crime
  • Internet crime
  • Fraud

RCFL Service Areas


Former Alabama Department of Corrections Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights and Obstruction Offenses for Assaulting a Restrained Inmate and Lying to Cover It Up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A former Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) lieutenant pleaded guilty today to using excessive force on an inmate and lying afterwards in an official report to cover up his abuse.

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Representative John Rogers Charged with Obstruction of Justice in Fraud Case Involving the Jefferson County Community Service Fund

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Representative John Rogers has been indicted by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice, and tax charges have been added against his assistant, in a superseding indictment in the case involving schemes to defraud the Jefferson County Community Service Fund, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Carlton L. Peeples, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Demetrius Hardeman.

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What is computer forensics?

Computer or digital forensics is the application of science and engineering to the recovery of digital evidence using legally acceptable methods. Examiners use digital investigation and analysis techniques to determine what could be legal evidence on devices ranging from computers to cell phones to cameras. Examiners are capable of locating deleted, encrypted, or damaged files and data that may serve as evidence in a criminal or national security investigation.