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Crime Laboratories

Engineering Research Facility

In response to rapidly advancing computer and telecommunications technology, the FBI separated the Forensic Audio, Video, and Image Analysis Unit and the Computer Analysis and Response Team into a new division called the Engineering Research Facility in 2002. The new division is the FBI's cornerstone for counterterrorism and cyber crime (crimes committed by computer, involving the Internet).

The Computer Analysis and Response Team trains and assigns computer specialists to FBI field offices throughout the country. These specialists focus on searching and gathering computer data evidence. The Forensic, Audio, Video, and Image Analysis Unit examines audio, video, and photographic evidence to help solve and prevent crimes.

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