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REGIONAL COMPUTER FORENSICS LAB BENEFITS ANDERSON STUDENTS

December 7, 2011

(Albuquerque, NM) A major collaboration between the Anderson School of Management and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will give UNM students an unparalleled opportunity to get education and internships in the field of Information Assurance. The Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) is now open at UNM.

"UNM is one of only two universities which have been selected to work with the FBI," said Doug Brown, Dean of the Anderson School. "This development will provide training for students, faculty, and law enforcement at all levels. This resource will help keep our community safe."

The New Mexico RCFL is a one-stop, full service forensics laboratory and training center devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence in support of federal, state and local criminal and national security investigations. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III selected the Albuquerque Division because the local law enforcement community demonstrated wide support for an RCFL, and had a large pool of qualified personnel to staff the facility. The NMRCFL will be staffed with personnel from the FBI's Albuquerque Division, the Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police and the University of New Mexico.

UNM's Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE), housed at the Anderson School, currently offers a computer forensics course that features FBI guest speakers, but the possibilities for students will increase dramatically now that the lab is open, providing students with even greater access to internships and in addition to opportunities for research and program development. The facility will be available to all levels of Anderson students, from those with very little experience to the most advanced forensics classes.

To learn more about the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program and the New Mexico lab visit https://www.nmrcfl.org and for more information on CIARE visit https://ia.unm.edu.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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