2015 OSDFCon Justification Letter


Customizable Letter to Manager – Download as a Microsoft Word document or copy the text from below:

Dear :

I would like to attend the 6th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFCon) in Herndon, VA, on October 28, 2015. This event brings together digital forensics investigators and developers, and offers the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in free and extensible open source software — allowing us to add new tools to our arsenal without impacting budgets.

The training and conference agenda includes hands-on workshops, technical sessions, user case studies, and panels that are directly applicable to my work. I will also have the opportunity to network with digital forensics experts, users, and developers, learn best practices, and help direct the future of open source digital forensics.

Getting the information in a seminar format will greatly reduce the time and cost normally incurred in researching digital forensics tools and best practices. The workshops and sessions are presented by technical experts, technical leaders at companies using digital forensics, and well-respected consulting firms that specialize in open source digital forensics.

Several of the presentations that I would attend could immediately be put to use with <project(s) you are working on>. These presentations will educate me on .

I would also like to participate in the training workshop(s) on October 29, 2015, entitled . Some of the conference sessions that I wish to attend are:

I am seeking approval to attend the conference on behalf of , and to receive reimbursement for the conference fee and travel expenses. Following is the breakdown of the conference costs:

Airfare: _______

Transportation: ________

Hotel: ________

Conference Fee: ________

Total Cost: ________

This opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in open source digital forensics and network with industry experts makes my attendance at the Open Source Digital Forensics Conference a worthwhile investment for .