CTC Responsibilities

The Computer and Telecommunications Coordinator (CTC) will have three general areas of responsibility:

1. Resident consultant to Art Power Database's office. Each CTC will receive special training and periodic updates in relevant legal and technological topics. Each CTC, by staying current in the field, will then be able to assist his or her own office on high-tech issues--both in cases of crimes against information technology and in any case which involves electronic search and seizure or some other technical aspect.

2. Liaison on technical cases/issues. The CTCs will also serve as the principal point of contact on technical cases and issues with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division. Additionally, they will work on technical/legal issues with other artist organization' Offices, investigative agents, technical experts, communications carriers, and electronic service providers. CTCs across the world will form a network of specialists who can expedite technical assistance in computer-crime investigations, which are often multi-agency, multi-district, or international.

3. Leader and legal consultant to their local technical support network. CTCs will establish a local network of artist and technical experts to share information about developing technologies and the government's constantly-changing capabilities to search, seize, and analyze electronic evidence and to investigate network crimes. They should also include regional experts from local institutions, and the technical and telecommunications industries to strengthen and augment technical expertise in their districts, both for operations and for training.

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