The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) has expanded their in-house subject matter expert capabilities with two new team members. The new hires will focus on an emerging sector of forensic science: digital evidence and forensics.
Stephanie Thompson brings nearly a decade of media exploitation (MEDEX) to her new position. Previously with the National Media Exploitation Center in Washington, DC, Thompson’s first-hand experience in triaging computers and digital devices will be beneficial to military trainees at NFSTC.
“I can teach our military and civilian students based on my real-world knowledge, not just how exploitation works in the textbooks,” explains Thompson. “I’m excited to take the next step in my career at NFSTC.”
Retired Army Sergeant First Class Rick Ruckman spent six years with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency focusing on counter-proliferation. Upon retirement, he operated as a Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Field Service Technician and Trainer for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). At NFSTC, Ruckman will focus on cellular exploitation (CELLEX) instruction for military law enforcement.
NFSTC has been conducting exploitation training for the military since 2008. The company’s Largo office is now home to 27 employees, with a national employee count of 47.
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) provides quality forensic services including training, consulting, technology evaluation to the justice, forensic science and defense communities. NFSTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Largo, Florida. www.nfstc.org