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FBI opens cybercrime forensics lab in Portland

Source: KATU 2
Date: October 09, 2003

Cyber Crime PORTLAND - The FBI is opening a regional computer forensics lab in Portland.

Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., said the lab will look for evidence of crimes on computer hard drives that are seized during investigations, including terrorism cases. The lab will also serve as a police training center.

The decision to award the lab to Portland caps a long effort by the FBI, Oregon State Police and law enforcement in Hillsboro, Portland, Beaverton and Gresham.

The lab will cost up to $2 million to build and about $7 million in equipment and training over the next five years. It will be staffed by 12 to 15 computer experts.

Robert Jordan, who heads the FBI in Oregon, said office space for the lab hasn't been leased yet.

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