[DFSci] New SWGDE Drafts Posted for Public Comment

Baker, Dave bakerd at mitre.org
Fri Feb 24 05:25:50 PST 2017

The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) is 
pleased to announce posting of the following nine new draft 
documents for public review and comment at:

1. SWGDE Core Competencies for Forensic Audio, version 2 (Audio
2. SWGDE Recommendations for Cell Site Analysis, version 1 
   (Forensics Committee)
3. SWGDE Best Practices for Maintaining the Integrity of Imagery,
   version 1 (Imaging Committee)
4. SWGDE Best Practices for Photographic Comparison for All 
   Disciplines, version 1.1 (Imaging Committee)
5. SWGDE Guidelines for the Testing and Capture of Latent 
   Impressions Using a Camera or Scanner, version 1 (Photography 
6. SWGDE Framework of a Quality Management System for Digital and
   Multimedia Evidence Forensic Science Service Providers 
   (DME-FSSPs), version 1 (Quality Standards Committee)
7. SWGDE Best Practices for Data Retrieval from Video Security 
   Recording Systems , version 1 (Video Committee)
8. SWGDE Technical Notes on FFmpeg, version 1 (Video Committee)
9. SWGDE Technical Overview of Digital Video Files, version 1 
   (Video Committee)

In accordance with SWGDE policy, draft documents will be posted 
for a minimum of 60 days for public comment.  Every document 
listed on the SWGDE website has a "View/Add Comments" link below 
it that opens an online comment form for that document.  Comments
are also still accepted via email to our Secretary (at 
secretary at swgde.org) as per the instructions on the first page of
each draft document.  All feedback received prior to our next 
meeting in June 2017 will be reviewed by the appropriate 
subcommittee at that meeting.

At the conclusion of our recent meeting, SWGDE voted to release 
the following as Approved documents. They are available for 
download on the Current Documents page of the website:

1. SWGDE Best Practices for Digital Audio Authentication, version
   1.2 (Audio Committee)
2. SWGDE Collection of Digital and Multimedia Evidence Myths vs 
   Facts, version 1.1 (Ad-Hoc Committee)
3. SWGDE Best Practices for the Acquisition of Data from Novel 
   Digital Devices, version 1 (Forensics Committee)
4. SWGDE Tech Notes regarding Chip-off via Material Removal Using
   a Lap and Polish Process, version 1 (Forensics Committee)
5. SWGDE Windows 8 and 8.1 Tech Notes, version 1 (Forensics Committee)
6. SWGDE Best Practices for Image Content Analysis, version 1 
   (Imaging Committee)
7. SWGDE Guidelines for Forensic Image Analysis, version 1 (Imaging
8. SWGDE Photographic Equipment and Infrastructure Recommendations, 
   version 1 (Photography Committee)
9. SWGDE Establishing Confidence in Digital Forensic Results by 
   Error Mitigation Analysis, version 1.6 (Quality Standards Committee)
10. SWGDE Myths and Facts about Accreditation for Digital and 
    Multimedia Evidence Labs, version 1 (Quality Standards Committee)
11. SWGDE Overview of the Accreditation Process for Digital and 
    Multimedia Forensic Labs, version 1 (Quality Standards Committee)

As noted on the cover page of all our documents, SWGDE encourages 
stakeholder feedback and suggestions for modifications to any 
document are welcome at all times.  Please use the "Submit Comments"
link beside the listed document to provide feedback.

We appreciate your participation as SWGDE continues its mission to 
bring together organizations actively engaged in the field of 
digital and multimedia evidence to foster communication and 
cooperation as well as ensuring quality and consistency within the 
forensic community.  Anyone interested in receiving regular updates 
via email is encouraged to sign up for the SWGDE NewsBytes 
newsletter here:

Please feel free to forward/redistribute this announcement to any 
forum/listserv you deem appropriate.

Thank you,

David Hallimore
SWGDE Outreach Committee Chair

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