The Digital Forensics community has, up to this point, been somewhat fragmented. Because of this it has been difficult to advance the community as a whole. This is especially true in the development of qualification guidelines for examiners, and even more so in the areas of handling legislation that impacts our profession.
However there is hope on the horizon as it appears we may have finally reached critical mass.
Over at Rob Lee's blog, SANS Computer Forensics and E-Discovery, there is a press release announcing what I believe to be good news; The Council of Digital Forensic Specialists.
I am excited to see a united front of digital forensic examiners with aims at advancing the field. I am also hopeful for the future because this represents the first steps of digital forensics becoming a responsible self-governing body.