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In the Media

Statements & White Papers

NFSTC@FIU, as subject matter experts in forensic science, will occasionally respond to an industry issue with official positions and white papers.

  NFSTC position on untested sexual assault kits (August 2015)

  NFSTC_DNA-Bio-Screening white paper.pdf

Other sexual assault resources:

  NFSTC Notice-Fentanyl Precautions-July2016

Other opioid resources:

Media Coverage

NFSTC and the programs we manage occasionally receive coverage in local or national media, trades or blogs.

12/6/2019 New Center of Excellence to Focus on Rapid DNA (Evidence Technology Magazine)

11/20/2019 Rapid DNA technology, with the potential to solve crimes faster, comes to NFSTC in Largo (St. Pete Catalyst)

11/20/2019 New technology helps Tampa Bay law enforcement analyze DNA in 90 minutes  (ABC Action News)

9/27/2019 Innovation District celebrates scientists, ‘unknown giants among us’ (St. Pete Catalyst)

9/9/2019 Do Energy Drinks Show Up as Various Illicit Substances in Drug Tests? (Snopes.com)

6/25/2019 CSI Training Standard Proposed (ASTM Standardization News)

2/14/2019 Report: Wisconsin crime labs face multitude of problems (Criminal Legal News)

9/19/2018 Consultant uncovers host of problems at Wisconsin crime labs (Madison.com; AP)

8/1/2018  It’s in their DNA: local teens explore forensics at CSI Summer Camp (Miami Community Newspapers)

10/6/2017 Florida International University and NFSTC announce partnership (Forensic Magazine)

10/5/2017 Two Florida leaders in CSI-style forensic training join forces (Tampa Bay Times)

9/5/17 Pinellas County using new forensic technology to solve crimes (ABC Action News)

7/27/17 Largo CSI forensics lab helping solve global crimes (ABC Action News)

5/3/2017 DNA Analysts from Central America Get Training at NFSTC (Forensic Magazine)

5/19/16 Screening for Success: Ending and Preventing Sexual Assault Kit Backlogs (Evidence Technology Magazine)

4/26/16 Why we don’t know yet what killed Prince (CNN)

4/21/16 Pinellas County’s Defense Sector: It’s a Whole New Ball Game (Pinellas County Economic Development)

11/20/15 Get to know TBBJ’s 2015 Outstanding Directors (Tampa  Bay Business Journal)

8/20/15 NFSTC teams up with CBRNE Tech Index (Global BioDefense)

8/19/15 Forensic science center partners with CBRNE Tech Index (BioPrepWatch)

5/29/15 Field Presumptive Testing: Breaking down the pros and limitations of field testing kits (Evidence Technology)

11/12/14 New DNA technology is helping catch rapists (KSNV)

11/12/14 DNA tech: helping catch rapists (KAMR)

11/12/14 You get one shot (Evidence Technology)

11/12/14 DNA technology could help catch rapists faster (WWLP)

11/11/14 New DNA technology could get rapists off the street faster (WBTW)

11/10/14 New DNA technology could get rapists off the street faster (WKRN)

11/10/14 New DNA technology could get rapists off the street faster (WFLA)

5/13/2014 Scoping out the goods (Tampa Bay Times)

11/11/2013 ROTC cadet interns attend forensics and biometrics hands-on exercise  (AUSA News Special Report)

10/17/2013 Army ROTC students gain worldwide leadership experience (Penn State News)

10/1/2013  An Inconvenient Truth (CBRNe World)

8/22/2013 RedXDefense’s XCAT Verified for Use in a Presumptive Drug Field Testing Program (Marketwire)

8/22/2013 Pinellas hazmat teams train to respond to drug and meth labs (Tampa Bay Times)

8/22/2013 Pinellas firefighters train for meth labs (Tampa Tribune)

5/15/2013 NFSTC demonstrates field exploitation at SOFIC (Defense Media Network)

5/16/2013 NFSTC at SOFIC 2013 (second clip) (Tampa Tribune)

4/24/2013 NFI and NFSTC cooperate on international forensic knowledge sharing (various)

4/18/2013 Utah law enforcement receives training to streamline drug cases (SiloBreaker.com)

3/14/2013 NFSTC wins Best Use of Social Media in Tampa Bay BizTech Awards (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

1/23/2013 Applied CSI Training Leaves its Mark in the Field (Evidence Tech.)

1/21/2013 Future Capabilities and Forensic Enabling (Institute for Defense and Government Advancement)

12/7/2012 BJA and NFSTC Advance Forensic Science Training

11/8/2012 DNA goes to court (Nature Biotechnology)

07/15/12 Immersive CSI Training Provides New Tools for Solving Homicide Cases (Evidence Tech.)

07/02/12 From Classroom to Crime Scene (WTVT Fox 13)

04/29/12 NFSTC Named a 2012 Top Work Place (Tampa Bay Times)

03/16/12 Strong collaborations rely on common ground, affinity (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

03/13/12 Winners announced in 2012 BizTech Awards (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

03/09/12 NFSTC recognized by PRNews for outstanding internal communications program

11/11/11  Up & Comers under 30: Billy Young II (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

10/31/11 Tampa Bay Business Journal Names Ultimate Management Team Finalist

08/30/11 NFSTC Among Governor’s Award Winners

06/10/11 NFSTC participates in Tampa Bay Tech Forum’s CoolTECH event (Bay News 9)

04/17/11 NFSTC Featured as a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay (St. Petersburg Times)

04/22/11 “Case Closed”, NamUs featured in People Magazine

03/04/11 NFSTC named one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2011 Best Places to Work

02/18/11 Website helps bring families of missing persons closure (WAOW.com)

12/08/10 Morphew aids department in evidence work (The News-Examiner)

12/03/10 NFSTC team makes its mark on employees (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

09/16/10 Rockland police lieutenant takes course in Florida, Rockland Standard

09/08/10 NFSTC launches Forensic Innovation Center to expand services (Maddux.com)

08/09/10 Future military officers get schooled in forensic science (Florida Technology Journal)

07/15/10 Pier Aquarium SciCafe hosts CSI forensic science event (Clearwater Gazette)

07/12/10 Kevin Lothridge, Part Business, Part Science (TB Business Journal, Tampa)

07/07/10 Pinellas County STEM Students try their hands at forensic science (Maddux, Tampa)

05/06/10 Largo center trains CSI officers (FOX13, Tampa)

05/10/10 NamUs helps solve missing-persons cases (USA Today)

03/07/10 Funds sought for missing persons database (Associated Press)

03/02/10 Pinellas training center teaches how to find the evidence (St. Petersburg Times)

02/15/10 NLECTC features NFSTC’s Deployable Labs in Winter 2010 edition of Techbeat

02/04/10 After 22 years, Missouri family finds slain sister (Associated Press)

12/04/09 Mobile laboratories are changing the way we respond to crisis (NIJ Journal)

12/04/09 Solving missing persons cases (NIJ Journal)

11/18/09 New technology may find missing Clermont county woman (CBS 12 Cincinnati)

11/02/09 Largo database helps solve cold cases (Fox 13 Tampa Bay)

10/16/09 NFSTC wins IACP August Vollmer Award

09/15/09 Police Chief magazine focuses on forensics

08/31/09 Tampa Bay Business Journal covers stimulus funding (NFSTC)

08/25/09 NFSTC Training Observation featured in Hazel Biggs blog

08/21/09 PoliceOne features NamUs

08/20/09 CNN Story: Unraveling the mystery of 1000s of cold cases (NamUs)

08/13/09 NamUs featured in Maryland Gazette

08/02/09 NamUs featured in St. Louis Today

07/21/09 NamUs featured in The Washington Post