Drakontas (www.drakontas.com), headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, develops mobile collaboration software that increase the safety and operational efficiency of law enforcement, emergency response, and security personnel. The company was founded in partnership with Drexel University in 2004 to transition technologies developed at the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Center for the Department of Defense to commercial, civilian and homeland security uses.
Drexel University (www.drexel.edu) is a nationally ranked private institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has received a Carnegie Foundation ranking of doctoral granting university with high research activity. Drexel has positioned itself as a leader in the fields of electronic crime and digital forensics research and education. Its research and educational activities in these areas have addressed technical, behavioral, and legal issues related to electronic fraud, seizing cell phones, computer-facilitated sexual exploitation of children, terrorism, online harassment, intellectual property theft, network intrusions, virtual world crime, and techniques to hide criminal activity in cyberspace. Drexel has received funding from the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Defense to support this work.
BKForensics, LLC (www.bkforensics.com) was established in 2004 to develop hardware, software, and training solutions in the area of cell phone forensics. The company is comprised of academics and law enforcement professionals from local, state and federal agencies worldwide. Its personnel are recognized by the courts as experts in the field of cell phone forensics and investigations. BKForensics was the first company to develop software to automatically process the physical memory dump of cell phones, providing examiners access to deleted data and images. Its cell phone forensics training provides a vendor-neutral approach to the examination of cell phone and SIM cards. Through its Mobile Phone Seizure Certification course BKForensics has trained thousands of law enforcement professionals worldwide.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (www.bja.gov) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice that supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's criminal justice system.