Professional Memberships & Organizations

Los Angeles FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (Class of 2011)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recognizes the importance of forging strong alliances with local communities and maintaining collaborative relationships with community leaders. To accomplish this directive, the FBI developed and implemented the FBI Citizens Academy program. Delivered throughout the country, the FBI Citizens Academy program is an 10 week intensive, interactive class specifically designed to educate civilians about the inner working, roles and responsibilities of the FBI Agency, and interface how local communities and citizens play a key role in the Agency’s successful operation.

Delivered in an an intimate classroom setting, select students cover a curriculum that includes counter terrorism, white collar crimes, organized crime, cyber crimes, civil rights and other FBI priorities. All classes are taught by the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Assistant Special Agents in Charge (ASAC’s), Supervisory Special Agents (SSA’s), and Field Special Agents (SA’s). Participants also partake in live fire at the range where they learn about firearms and weapons safety.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Infragard

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of Critical Infrastructure. With thousands of vetted members nationally, InfraGard's membership includes business executives, entrepreneurs, military and government officials, computer professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement; each dedicated to contributing industry specific insight and advancing national security.

United States Secret Service: Electronic Crime Task Force Los Angeles

Computers and other electronic devices are now the facilitators of criminal activity or the target of such, compelling the involvement of the Secret Service in combating cybercrime. The perpetrators involved in the exploitation of such technology range from traditional fraud artists to violent criminals - all of whom recognize new opportunities to expand and diversify their criminal portfolio.

To bring these perpetrators to justice, the Secret Service developed a new body, the Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), to increase the resources, skills and vision by which state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies team with prosecutors, private industry and academia to fully maximize what each has to offer in an effort to combat criminal activity. The common purpose is the prevention, detection, mitigation, and aggressive investigation of attacks on the nation’s financial and critical infrastructures.

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)

The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists - IACIS is an international volunteer non-profit corporation composed mostly of law enforcement professionals dedicated to education in the field of forensic computer science. IACIS members represent Federal, State, Local and International Law Enforcement professionals. IACIS members have been trained in the forensic science of seizing and processing computer systems.

IACIS Research and Development Subcommittee


The Research and Development Subcommittee of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists will be a crucial support service for IACIS and the broader digital forensics community by being a comprehensive knowledge base for the field of digital forensics, through collating and verifying existing digital forensics knowledge, and conducting cutting edge, and relevant research, to advance digital forensics knowledge.

The Research and Development Subcommittee of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists supports IACIS in a number of manners. The first is through consolidating the digital forensics knowledge on an ongoing basis within the institution, so that our institutional knowledge is preserved and maintained for the benefit of our members. The second is by providing opportunities for digital forensics research that meets acceptable scientific standards for our members to grow the digital forensics knowledge base. The third is to leverage of our research capacity to develop actionable business intelligence for the IACIS leadership, to assist in the ongoing management of theorganisation.

International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)

The purpose of the ISFCE is to:

o Professionalize and further the science of digital forensics

o Provide a fair, vendor neutral, uncompromised process for certifying forensic computer examiners

o Set high forensic and ethical standards

o Conduct research and development into new and emerging technologies and methods in the science of digital forensics

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

IEEE - Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Interests cover the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control.

IEEE - Antennas and Propagation Society

Interests include antenna analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing; radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing, such as applied optics, millimeter and sub-millimeter-wave techniques, antenna signal processing and control, medical applications, radio astronomy, and propagation and radiation aspects of terrestrial and space-based communication.

IEEE – Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Serving more than 60,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders that includes researchers, educators, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students.

ASTM International: Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

ASTM Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences was formed in 1970. The Committee has jurisdiction of 51 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, and has 10 subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards. The Committee Scope is the promotion of knowledge and development (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods, and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes and the general practice of forensic science.

IEEE – Vehicular Technology Society

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society concerns itself with land, airborne and maritime mobile services; portable commercial and citizen's communications services; vehicular electrotechnology, equipment and systems of the automotive industry; traction power, signals, communications and control systems for mass transit and railroads.

IEEE – Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

Standards drive technological innovation, fuel growth of global markets, expand consumer choice, support interoperability and help protect the health and public safety of workers and the general public.

ASTM International: Subcommittee E30.11 - Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Standards

The Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Standards subcommittee is responsible for standards such as:

o E620-18 Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts

o E678-07(2013) Standard Practice for Evaluation of Scientific or Technical Data

o E860-07(2013)e2 Standard Practice for Examining And Preparing Items That May Become Involved In Criminal or Civil Litigation

o WK23009 Guide for Case Review of Forensic Examinations

o WK40039 Guide for Forensic Science Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs

ASTM International: Subcommittee E30.12 – Digital and Multimedia Evidence

The Digital and Multimedia Evidence subcommittee is responsible for standards such as:

o E2678-09(2014) Standard Guide for Education and Training in Computer Forensics

o E2763-10 Standard Practice for Computer Forensics

o E2916-13 Standard Terminology for Digital and Multimedia Evidence Examination

o E3046-15 Standard Guide for Core Competencies for Mobile Phone Forensics

o WK61709 Standard Practice for Data Retrieval from Digital CCTV System

o WK63926 Repair and Recovery of Damaged Audio Media

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2

(ISC)²: The World’s Leading Cybersecurity and IT Security Professional OrganizationThe mission of the Consortium is to contribute to the health of the information landscape by offering gold-standard certifications while maintaining a body of critical knowledge, including principles and terms that help define global industry standards.

Espionage Research Institute International (ERII)

The mission of the Espionage Research Institute International is to: Educate and advance best practices in the counterespionage / counterintelligence & TSCM community through excellence, applied learning, and research that examines issues of strategic importance to the sector.

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)

CACJ is the country's largest statewide organization of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals. The specific purposes of CACJ are:

>> to defend the rights of persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of California and other applicable law;

>> to preserve due process and equal protection of the law for the benefit of all persons; to enhance the ability of its members to discharge their professional responsibilities through educational programs, publications and mutual assistance; and

>> to protect and foster the independence of the criminal defense lawyer and to improve the quality of the administration of criminal law.

National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA)

The National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA) is the only international organization to represent a constituency dedicated solely to the investigative arm of indigent defense.

International Association of Cyber & Economic Crime Professionals (IACECP)

The IACECP strengthens its members’ ability to combat cyber and economic crime through professional credentialing that engages innovative and robust learning platforms to certify participants in several specialized fields. Acquired skill sets are reinforced through the active exchange of ideas and resources among IACECP’s international membership.

For four decades, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)’s premier training and technical support has enabled all spectrums of law enforcement to prevent, investigate, and prosecute cyber and economic crimes. The IACECP’s resources and solutions adhere to NW3C’s established high standards of integrity and quality.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America -- one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrongdoing; compassion for witnesses and victims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty.

Such a policy respects cherished civil rights and liberties that are fundamental to our democracy. Citizens have a right to expect privacy in their homes, vehicles, and communications; a right not to be deprived of their liberty or property without due process of law; and a right to consult counsel of their choice without it being used against them. America fought for and declared its independence to preserve these rights, and our Founding Fathers inscribed them into the Constitution.

The Association of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law (ADFSL)

The ADFSL focus on research and curriculum is of value to both academic and practitioner audiences. The primary audience includes those individuals who are interested in developing curriculum and teaching methods as well as conducting research related to the consideration of digital forensics, security and law.

The audience also includes practitioners who consider digital forensics to be a resource that needs to be understood, taught and developed. Such practitioners reside in a broad spectrum of functions, including information technology, security, government and law.

The mission of the ADFSL is to provide an avenue for academics and practitioners to share academic needs, experience and research in the areas of digital forensics, security and law and in particular the intersection of those areas. Two avenues that the association will focus on are a quarterly journal and an annual conference.

ΑΦΣ National Criminal Justice Honors Society

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.

The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

American Bar Association

The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. It "provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association (AFCEA)

AFCEA is a professional association that connects innovative people, great ideas and vital solutions to advance global security.

This enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology and strategy to meet the needs of those who serve.

AFCEA provides a forum for military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve. Through its established worldwide network of individual members, chapters and member organizations across the globe, AFCEA has led the ethical exchange of information for nearly 70 years, with roots that trace back to the U.S. Civil War.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association International, Inc. (LEVA)

Committed to provide advanced training and certification in the science of forensic video analysis. LEVA serves as a key resource providing opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange.

Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)

To support, promote and advance the safe and effective utilization of aircraft by governmental agencies in support of public safety missions through training, networking, advocacy and educational programs.