About Us

The National Forensic Data Recovery Training Center (NFDRTC) is a privately funded corporation headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Founded in 2011, the NFDRTC provides quality data recovery services including training, assessment, research and technology assistance to the justice, forensic and commercial communities. NFDRTC currently receives no direct funding from the National Institute of Justice and other federal agencies.

The original research for the design of the forensic data recovery training was done under a grant #2010-MU-MU-K021 from the U.S. Department of Justices' National Institute of Justice. The original research designed and developed methodologies for law enforcement digital forensic examiners to forensically extract data from non-functioning hard disk drives. The increasing use and reliance on physical storage media as evidence storage locations requires an ability to respond to failed storage media. The NFDRTC helps to address this issue by offering technical training in the extraction of data from non-functioning media. The training that is offered by the NFDRTC is supported through the fees charged for the training.

Our Vision

To provide the digital forensic and data recovery communities with quality training and research to further the understanding of the science of digital media and the forensic extraction of data from that media.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to supporting the digital forensic and data recovery communities by assisting the justice community achieve the highest level of understanding of forensic data recovery.

Corporate Values

  • We are dedicated to serving the needs of the digital forensic and data recovery communities through the research and the application of science.
  • We place high importance on the quality of our training, efficiency of its delivery, and effective learning experience, such that our work has a positive impact.
  • We are an organization of professionals; we treat each other and our stakeholders with respect and we all contribute to our success.
  • We recognize that we must be flexible in meeting the needs of our stakeholders, while retaining a clear sense of direction and purpose.

This web site is not supported by any funds from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice. Neither the US Dept. of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).