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Palmer Supports Bill Authorizing the Continuation of the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, AL


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), is a co-sponsor of H.R.3490, the NCFI Authorization Act. This act would ensure the continuation of The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI), which is located in Hoover, AL.

"I am proud to support the mission of The National Computer Forensics Institute, which trains state and local officials on ways to protect Americans from cyber-crime," Palmer said. "This bill recognizes the success of NCFI and would fully authorize the training it provides going forward."

No additional funds are authorized by this act.

The NCFI opened in 2008 and is dedicated to instructing state and local officials in digital evidence and cyber-crime investigations. Today, the NCFI is operated by the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the Alabama District Attorneys Association, but it has not yet been authorized and instead exists pursuant to the directives of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This bill would be part of a larger DHS Management Efficiencies Act. To date, the NCFI has trained and equipped more than 4,590 local officials from all 50 states and three U.S. Territories. These NCFI graduates represent more than 1,500 agencies nationwide.

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