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Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program - Category 3: Specialized Training on Tools and Technology

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $400,000)

This Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force National Training Program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (P.L. 110-401, 42 USC 17601, et seq.)(The PROTECT Act). This project will develop and deliver training opportunities on specialized topic areas related to investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. Training areas may include, but are not limited to: cell phone technologies, wireless networks, peer-to-peer file sharing, encryption, on-scene investigative tools, and exploitation via social networking sites.

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will provide training and technical assistance on specialized tools and techniques to support the activities of ICAC task forces; develop and maintain a cadres of experts who can conduct training on the national, state and local levels through both traditional and nontraditional teaching modalities; and conduct evaluations and assessments of training outcomes. Project activities include the delivery of eight, 2-day specialized training courses and six, 3-day specialized training courses related to investigation of peer-to-peer networks and on-scene investigation as well as six online, instructor-led training courses related to the investigation of peer-to-peer networks. In addition, FVTC will develop and deliver six new webinars addressing specialized training topics; two self-paced online training modules to provide prosecutors with knowledge of peer-to-peer network technologies, investigative methodologies, and forensic artifacts.

Date Created: September 27, 2016