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I would like to built a new LAB for forensic in Saudi Arabia, I would like to know the best companies any where in the world including in saudi arabia, It is very high priority
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US has an well established  Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) which houses this directorate - Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL) which has been accredited by global ASCLD/LAB. they have formal policy and standard and here is a listing of 392 global crime laboratories are accredited. They will be good example and contact to further your venture.

http://www.ascld-lab.org/accredited-laboratory-index/

But so far, I see from the UAE, it surface only single one lab such as United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) - Digital Forensics Laboratory • ALI-241-T

Also note to achieve accreditation, which I see important to any lab, there is a program outline for interested laboratories (including crime scene programs and computer forensic programs operating outside of a traditional laboratory) to obtain the ASCLD/LAB-International Program Overview. The latter will provide an explanation of and timelines for the accreditation process. See pdf
http://www.ascld-lab.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/AL-PD-3041_Intl_2014_Program_Overview_v3.0.pdf

Here is some reference for quick article that may be of interest
(a) NIST Guidance on Building 21st-Century Forensic Labs
http://www.nist.gov/oles/forensics/facilities_forensics.cfm

(b) to building a lab (cheap)
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2526019/security0/how-to-build-your-own-digital-forensics-lab--cheap.html
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just to add further, I see FBI as one of the most established and well provisioned service offering lab
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/lab
they also came up with a handbook which include capabilities portfolio including list of Evidence Examinations
(pdf) http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/handbook-of-forensic-services-pdf

but for your interest, you may want to explore Contract Laboratory .com (a sort of Laboratory Outsourcing Network)
http://www.contractlaboratory.com/labclass/forensics.cfm
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