Several NFSTC programs are highlighted in the Spring 2010 edition of Techbeat, a special edition focusing on the forensic sciences. The publication includes articles about:
- NamUs, the national system that cross-matches records of missing persons with those of unidentified persons
- DNA Clean Techniques, for avoiding contamination during collection of DNA samples
- FIDEX, the Forensic Data Exchange system to improve data flow among crime labs, law enforcement and the courts
- DNA.gov, a website with free, self-paced, online training for law enforcement, officers of the court and forensic analysts
- Forensic Technologies Center of Excellence, an NIJ-established entity hosted by NFSTC in conjunction with four partner agencies
The issue features quotes from several NFSTC staffers about the variety of projects at the center, including CEO Kevin Lothridge, who says of NFSTC’s role in the forensic science community, “We’re the first adopters of new technology…. We look at everything, from things that officers and investigators would use at a crime scene, to tools for the crime lab and ultimately evidence in the court room.”
Techbeat is the official publication of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, an NIJ program. The publication is dedicated to reporting developments in technology for law enforcement, corrections and forensic sciences.
To see the full text of the special edition of Techbeat, click on the link below.