WVU Forensics Program To Get Microsoft Help

The Charleston Gazette

MORGANTOWN (Tuesday, October 30, 2001)

Microsoft Corp. will give $148,000 to West Virginia University’s Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

The money will be used to develop a forensic computer science degree program to complement the university’s existing forensic identification degree.

"This program is designed to collaborate academic, government and industry efforts with expertise in network security, forensic computer science and other related skills to provide education, training and direct resources to government industry and law enforcement," said department Chairman George Trapp.

The department has partnered with the National White Collar Crime Center in Fairmont, Federal Bureau of Investigation in Clarksburg and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to create a group called the National Cyber Forensics and Training Partnership.