Friday, February 11, 2011

Cyber Forensics Clearinghouse ICR

Today the DHS Science and Technology Directorate published a 60-day information collection request (ICR) notice in the Federal Register for a new information sharing program that S&T is planning on establishing to aid in the expansion of computer forensics techniques.

The ICR would allow the CyberForensics Electronic Technology Clearinghouse (CyberFETCH) program to collect personal information that would be used to “determine the authenticity and suitability of the practitioner requesting access” (76 FR 7871). Once properly vetted the ‘practioner’ would be authorized secure access to the CyberFETCH clearing house that allows “users to share information, best practices and lessons learned within a secure collaborative environment”.

Public comments on this ICR are being solicited by S&T and should be submitted by April 12, 2011. Comments can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket Number DHS-2011-0004).

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