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NFSTC Open Position – Identity Intelligence Case Manager

NFSTC is currently recruiting for an Identity Intelligence Case Manager – Mid and Entry Level for a term OCONUS position. The position is for United States Special Operations Command support in a deployed environment with an anticipated duration of twelve months. Case managers will perform all source intelligence analysis and facilitate reachback analysis support to forward deployed SOF.

For more information on this opportunity or to apply visit NFSTC Careers.

National Forensic Science Week 2013 recap

The inaugural National Forensic Science Week (NFSW) celebration, held Aug, 11-17, celebrated the great work forensic scientists do to help solve crimes and keep the public safe. It also presented an excellent opportunity to educate communities about their local forensic laboratory. If you missed the excitement last week, here are some news clips from NFSW 2013:

More information on the event, as well as videos from forensic laboratories around the country, is available at www.forensicscienceweek.org.  Use the hashtag #ForensicScienceWeek to see all the action on Twitter and Facebook.

ROTC cadets finish Forensics and Biometrics Internship

Congratulations to the 2013 class of Army ROTC cadets for completing the rigorous, two-week Forensics and Biometrics Internship at NFSTC. The internship featured hands-on exercises using real-world battlefield scenarios. Cadets learned useful career skills such as leadership, decision-making, and prioritizing actions under pressure. For more images of the cadets in action, visit the photo gallery on NFSTC’s Facebook page.

Cadets practicing with alternate light sources during biological screening exercises.
During final scenario exercises, cadets put their skills to the test documenting evidence.
Using hot air, cadets lifted microchips from cell phone SIM cards, a method used in digital forensics.

NFSTC welcomes new board members

NFSTC’s member organizations elected three new members to the board of directors at the annual members meeting in May. Joining the board for three-year terms are:

  • John M. Allison, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for SimVentions, a software engineering, simulation, security and training firm located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. John retired from the Marine Corps in 1999 after 20 years of service and went on to serve in prominent roles with the Department of Defense and A-T Solutions, Inc. John brings expertise in counterintelligence and science and technology integration.
  • Jarrett Kolthoff, President and CEO of SpearTip, LLC, specializing in cyber counterintelligence and digital forensics. Jarrett, a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence special agent, has worked in the cyber intelligence field for more than 20 years and contributes valuable expertise in computer forensics, threat detection and neutralization and corporate espionage.
  • Kathleen M. Dennehy, Program Manager at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, brings strong corrections experience to the board. She has served as a warden in both male and female detention centers and was the first female elected to the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Kathleen’s current work centers around a project addressing prison rape.

As we welcome these new members, we say goodbye to several individuals whose terms have completed. NFSTC wishes to thank Benny Del Re, Dr. Jamie Downs and Susan Uremovich for their dedicated service to this organization.

The board of directors provides oversight and strategic direction for NFSTC’s organizational activities. Read more about each member on our Board of Directors page.

Digital download for all modules now available

ForensicScienceSimplified.org now includes e-reader and PDF files for download to your computer or mobile device. Download the entire series or just the topics you need. With downloadable files, the content can be accessed from anywhere, anytime – even offline.

To use e-books, you will need an e-reader program, such as Adobe Digital Editions, installed on your computer. Smart phone users will need an e-reader app such as iBooks (Apple), Adobe Reader (Apple and Android), Google Books (Android) or other available reader to view the files.

To view PDF files, use Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download for desktops and mobile devices.

Haven’t visited the site yet? Check it out at www.forensicsciencesimplified.org.