Submissions now being accepted for Timothy Fidel Award for Excellence in Computer Forensic Investigations

Guidance Software announced the Timothy Fidel Memorial Award Committee, whose judges act as the decision-making body for the award given in memoriam of Special Agent Tim Fidel, a pioneer and tireless advocate of cyber forensics. The winner will be named at the sixth annual Computer Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) taking place May 6-9 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort.

The Timothy Fidel Memorial Award Committee consists of a wide range of leaders in computer forensics, including: Steven Bullitt, program manager for the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Special Agent Program (ECSAP); Andrew R. Feldman, director of the Technology and Support Center for the IRS Criminal Investigation; William S. Fortuno, associate special agent in charge for the Criminal Investigation Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency; Gary Probert, manager for the Gwent Police Hi-tech Crime Unit; and Gail Thackeray, assistant attorney general at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

The Committee is accepting nominations from around the world for individuals who completed a computer forensic investigation during calendar year 2006.

Submissions, which can be submitted online at, will be reviewed by the Committee and judged on several factors including: the use of best practices, industry standards or other innovative techniques; complexity or notoriety of investigation; and the impact of the investigation – financial, organizational, procedural or societal. To show the industry’s gratitude, the winner’s charity of choice will receive a $10,000 donation in their name.

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