PDFI announced today they are expanding and moving their ISO accreditation consulting services to a new company, Accredit-IT (www.accredit411.com), to better meet the needs of forensic organizations seeking ISO accreditation.
Plans to expand its ISO accreditation consulting services were initiated in January 2017, when PDFI began receiving ISO accreditation consulting requests from non-digital forensic science disciplines.
Accredit-IT will offer auditing, quality document development & integration, staffing & program management, and consulting services to forensic organizations seeking ISO/IEC 17020 and/or ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
“The opening of Accredit-IT is an important step towards realizing our goal of helping organizations navigate the challenges of accrediting a forensics program,” said Clayton D. Schilling, President and CEO. “Our unique ability to simplify program development and our successful track record in developing accredited quality management systems makes us an enviable partner.”
The forensic science community has been undergoing changes since the release of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Report “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward”. The findings of the report were not favorable and 13 improvement recommendations were provided. “…mandatory accreditation of all forensic laboratories…”, was one of those recommendations and is the driving force behind the formation of Accredit-IT.
Accredit-IT President and CEO, Clayton D Schilling has been actively involved in ISO accreditation since 2004. His nearly 15 years’ experience developing, managing, auditing, and assessing ISO accredited programs, experience serving as a member on the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board-International (ASCLD/LAB) Board of Directors, and his in-depth knowledge, understanding, and operational familiarity with ISO standards, ILAC guidance and policy documents, and accrediting body supplemental accreditation requirements provides Accredit-IT with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to efficiently and effectively develop comprehensive ISO accreditable quality management systems.
About Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. (PDFI)
Founded in December 2016, Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. (PDFI) is the leading service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) providing high-quality digital forensic data collection and processing services for investigations, litigations, eDiscovery, and cyberspace projects. PDFI also helps organizations manage physical and electronic digital evidence and navigate the challenges of accrediting a forensics program. For more information about PDFI, visit www.pdf-i.com.
For more information please contact:
Clayton D. Schilling / President and CEO
Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. (PDFI)
44 Mine Road, Suite 2, #206
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (540) 288-4600
Providing management and technical expertise required to achieve ISO accreditation for Forensic Science Service Providers
Washington, D.C. – Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. (PDFI) (www.pdf-i.com), a leading service disabled veteran owned small business providing defensible digital forensic solutions and ISO accreditation consulting services to public and private sector customers, announced today that the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) awarded the company a contract to provide ISO/IEC 17020 consultative services; to assist the agency in all management and technical areas required to achieve ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation for Forensic Inspection Bodies.
OCME provides forensic services to government agencies, health care providers and citizens in the Washington DC metropolitan area to ensure that justice is served and to improve the health and safety of the public. OCME achieved national-level accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) in March of 2016 and their forensic toxicology program is currently accredited with the American Board of Forensic Toxicologist. The future of accreditation for the forensic pathology and forensic toxicology services at OCME is to achieve ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025 international-level accreditations.
PDFI CEO and Founder, Clayton Schilling commented, “PDFI is proud to support the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) with its goal to achieve ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation and its mission to deliver essential pathology and forensic toxicology services to its supported customers. By leveraging our deep expertise in ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, we enable improved efficiency and productivity for forensic science service providers serving critical missions worldwide.”
About Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. (PDFI)
PDFI is the leading service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) providing high-quality digital forensic data collection and processing services for investigations, litigations, eDiscovery, and cyberspace projects. PDFI also help organizations manage physical and electronic digital evidence and navigate the challenges of accrediting a forensics program.
For more information on PDFI, visit https://pdf-i.com
Precision Digital Forensics, Inc.
Address: 44 Mine Road, Suite 2, # 206, Stafford, VA 22554
Email: info@ pdf-i.com