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How ADF Solutions Can Speed Investigations for OIGS

Posted by Seth Land on June 28, 2023

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent oversight agency within the federal government. Its primary function is to investigate and audit the operations of other federal agencies to ensure that they are operating efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with the law. 

The OIG has jurisdiction over a wide range of federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security. The agency is authorized to conduct audits, investigations, and inspections to identify and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, and mismanagement within these agencies.

The OIG also provides recommendations to agency officials on how to improve their operations and prevent future problems. They play a critical role in promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity within the federal government. They have the authority to make recommendations for improving agency operations or for taking corrective action in cases where misconduct has been identified.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) faces several challenges in its mission to provide independent oversight of government agencies and programs. One of the biggest challenges is the need for more resources. The OIG is often understaffed and underfunded, which can make it difficult to conduct thorough investigations [1]. Budgetary constraints may cause the OIG to prioritize investigations, which means that some areas may not receive as much attention as others.

The OIG must also stay up-to-date with constantly evolving technology and new methods of fraud and abuse. This requires ongoing training and education for staff members and the development of new tools and techniques for detecting and preventing fraud.

The Office of Inspector General needs a solution that can speed its digital evidence investigations. The right digital forensic software can improve processing, efficiency, and productivity. ADF Solutions provides powerful digital forensic software tools to speed OIG’s investigations. 

What is ADF Solutions? 

ADF is the leading provider of digital forensic, triage, and media exploitation software with tools built for speed, scalability, ease of use, and relevant results. ADF software quickly previews, processes, and analyzes smartphones, computers, external drives, drive images, and other media storage (USB flash drives, memory cards, etc.).  ADF software has a proven track record of reducing forensic backlogs, streamlining digital investigations, and providing rapid access to digital evidence and intelligence.

ADF’s comprehensive investigation platform provides…

  • Instant mobile preview. Agents can benefit from instant access to mobile evidence. They no longer need to wait for backups to be completed. Capture and organize screenshots of connected mobile devices while navigating with automatic processing to extract and index text for search, annotation, and reporting.
  • Screenshot with OCR. Agents have access to all types of apps by navigating as the user and capturing relevant evidence.
  • Live & boot for computers. Agents may use a forensic machine or the target machine to collect evidence fast in the field or the lab. 
  • Automated evidence alerts. Powerful Search Profiles filter results to highlight evidence relevant to your case across keywords, images, videos, etc.
  • Analysis and reporting. Full analysis for rapid decisions or deep case analysis. Share comprehensive or sanitized reports with prosecutors.

Speed Up Investigations

ADF’S Digital Evidence Investigator PRO conducts advanced logical acquisition of iOS/Android data up to 4GB per minute. DEI PRO is an automated digital forensic tool for iOS, Android, Mac, Linux, and Windows. It is built for speed, scalability, and ease of use for front-line investigators who need results now. 

DEI PRO can further speed up your agent’s investigation by providing out-of-the-box Search Profiles or SearchPacks. These Search Profiles are a combination of Artifacts and File Captures. They collect files based on properties, hashes, or keywords and automate artifact extraction, and record presentations for analysis. By preparing pre-defined Search Profiles on Collection Keys your agents can be ready to gather specific digital evidence they need related to their investigation. 

With budgetary constraints that affect OIG personnel and resources, being able to conduct evidence collection quickly and efficiently is a priority. Less time is spent sorting through data that is not of use for their case. Instead, agents will be armed with Collection Keys that are ready to collect relevant information when connected to a target device. Collection Keys with Search Profiles can be utilized with ADF’s default base profiles, or edited, customized, or created to suit OIG’s operational needs.

When it comes to speeding up investigations on mobile devices ADF’S DEI PRO can equip your agents with instant access with Mobile Preview and Mobile Screenshot capability before having to acquire the data. This saves time and agents can make decisions upfront, then an advanced logical acquisition can be obtained and the data extracted and parsed. 


"ADF is an incredibly easy-to-use forensic software that allows us the ability to collect actionable intelligence in the field.  Additionally, ADF has significantly reduced the time it takes to complete our forensic caseload by over 80%; Not only saving time but more importantly, saving lives." - Stephen Komorek, API Consulting Group


Including ADF’S DEI PRO digital forensic software in the Offices of Inspector General not only reduces investigation time and increases productivity but there are also cost savings. Agents and auditors will require fewer resources and less processing time. Digital evidence will be collected, analyzed, and reported on all within this single professional forensic Kit. Agents and auditors can share scan results and view the information in a table or list.

Speed up your Offices of Inspector General’s investigations to continue promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity within the federal government.

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