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The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

“… some of the government departments.”

– The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)

    

Our “newest” Sherlockian-themed challenge coin is from the Computer Forensics Laboratory of the Department of Defense. In 1998, the Deputy Secretary of Defense instructed he Air Force create a department to handle digital and multimedia forensics, cyber investigative training, technical solutions development, and cyber analytics for the entire Department of Defense. In 2003, this department was renamed as the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL) under the jurisdiction of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). This would seem to indicate that this challenge coin was made between 1998 and 2003.

OBVERSE: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / (caricature wearing a deerstalker cap and holding a magnifying glass in front of a computer monitor and keyboard) / COMPUTER FORENSICS LABORATORY

REVERSE: (seal of the U.S. Department of Defense)

38mm, Round, colored enamel

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