The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding to conduct research and technology development leading to the introduction into practice of new and innovative tools to:
- Process large-scale computer networks for digital evidence in a forensically sound manner that preserves the probative value of the evidence that the computer network may contain;
- Process mobile devices voluntarily surrendered to law enforcement by witnesses or victims of an alleged crime, which will discriminate between data that are germane to that crime and data that are not, and which will only collect data that are germane; or
- Automatically detect children in pornographic videos of varying quality.
Individual applicants may propose to address one or more of these topics, but must do so in separate, discrete applications. Single applications proposing to address more than one topic will not be accepted.
Applicants are encouraged to consider the benefit of partnering with criminal justice agencies to provide a fuller understanding of the operational context within which these tools would be employed. Proposals should touch on the cost and training implications of the proposed tools.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 14, 2016.
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For additional application information, see the full solicitation.