To help Armenian experts extract, preserve, and analyze electronic forensic materials, ensuring fairer trials, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan recently donated more than $17,000 worth of digital evidence examination software and tools to the Republic of Armenia National Academy of Sciences National Bureau of Expertises (NBE).
Organized by the Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office, the donation includes cloud analyzer software to compliment other equipment donated to the NBE in 2016. It also included forensic software, a forensic imager, and forensic write blockers.
This donation will improve Armenia’s analytical capacity to investigate the increasing number of complex cases involving digital evidence, allowing for more digital evidence to be used in investigations and prosecutions. With the donated tools, the experts of the NBE Computer Expertise Department will be able to offer Armenian law enforcement the flexibility to collect and review critical electronic and mobile evidence to ensure fair trials.
This project is part of a larger U.S.-funded assistance program through the Embassy’s INL Office, which supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime, penitentiary system and drug trafficking, with the intent to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime and corruption abroad. Learn more here about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.