Clayton D. Schilling is President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision Digital Forensics, Inc. and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s short- and long-term strategies with a view to creating exceptional customer value. A proven industry leader, with extensive experience in law enforcement, digital forensics and eDiscovery operations, analytical quality control system development and implementation, information technology, and organizational management. Mr. Schilling has performed digital forensics in ISO accredited full-service digital forensic laboratory systems and managed digital forensics operations for the Federal government and private sector. He has established local and regional federal and private digital forensics laboratories and programs and developed related polices, processes, and procedures from the ground up based on industry accepted best practices and international accreditation standards. Mr. Schilling has conducted independent and team assessments of federal, state & local, private, and international forensic laboratory systems and served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.
Mr. Schilling spent more than 27 years supporting federal law enforcement beginning his career as a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent, joining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Digital Evidence Laboratory as a Group Supervisor after retiring from the military, and in April 2012, joining CACI, Inc. as Director, Digital Forensics and Laboratory Director of the CACI Digital Forensics Laboratory (CDFL), an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 certified full-service digital forensics laboratory located in Alexandria, VA that he built from the ground up to provide contract support to federal civilian law enforcement organizations. In Dec 2016, Mr. Schilling, founded PDFI, a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), to provide innovative digital forensic solutions and services to commercial and government organizations worldwide.
Mr. Schilling is a certified ANAB Digital Forensics Technical Assessor, participates as an active member of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accreditation Council for Forensics, the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), and the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), Digital Evidence Subcommittee, is considered by many to be a digital forensics and ISO accreditation thought-leader, and has served as a guest speaker at Techno-Security & Digital Forensics, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and The International Association of Chiefs of Police conferences.
Mr. Schilling is a graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus