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In the Media

Statements & White Papers

NFSTC, as subject matter experts in forensic science, will occasionally respond to an issue within the industry with an 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.

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