The birth of the digital age has created a high-tech environment in which law enforcement officials must navigate in order to investigate crimes and help in the prosecution criminals. The Federal Bureau of Investigations knows better then most that you need be able to recover and analyze digital evidence in order to investigate many of the crimes committed today.The FBI Computer Analysis Response Team is the agency’s go-to force for providing digital forensic services for both agency investigations and local, state and federal partners investigations. Over 500 special agencies and personnel that make up CART analyze digital media lawfully seized by an FBI investigation. Digital media includes desktop and laptop computers, CDs/DVDs, cell phones, digital cameras, flash media, and more.As the number of cases that rely on digital evidence to be analyzed in a timely manner increases, CART has also increased their fleet of mobile digital forensic laboratories. These mobile labs provide the same analysis capabilities as CART’s stationery facilities but are in the field.When time is of the essence, mobile labs enable CART to examine digital evidence on the scene. If a crime includes several locations, the mobile lab can move to each location while the investigators continue their work. Essentially, mobility speeds up the investigator’s workflow and increases the chances of solving crimes, catching criminals, and saving lives.FBI CART has contracted PEAKE of Maryland to build the agencies mobile forensic laboratories, which will be deployed to many FBI field offices throughout the country. Each mobile lab features two investigative workstations, power systems for sensitive computer equipment and ample storage and work space. PEAKE designed and engineered this vehicle to meet the mission needs of CART. Currently 18 PEAKE Mobile Labs are in service around the country.Both CART and field investigators use digital forensic evidence to help solve crimes ranging from cyber to violent to child pornography to organized to financial and national security matters. Due to the overwhelming nature of digital evidence and its prevalence in today’s crimes CART has created a basic digital evidence-training course for FBI field investigators. This course gives field investigators the ability to examine more basic digital evidence in their cases without needing the expertise of CART. CART examiners can then focus on the more technically complex cases.As the world continues to be more interconnected and as digital media continues to be a part of every day life, Law Enforcement agencies will rely on digital forensic investigation to save lives, solve crimes and bring criminals to justice.