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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $14,967,000)
Eastern Kentucky University will provide planning and management support for the Department of Justice/Department of Homeland Security "Technologies for Public Safety in Critical Incident Response Conference and Exposition" on September 27-29, 2004. The Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Justice and Safety Center (JSC) will contract with the Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc. (CTC) to provide these services.
The public safety and first responder community is highly fragmented. There are approximately 2.5 million public safety first responders in the United States, working for 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, 26,000 fire departments, and over 6,000 rescure departments, who need to communicate with each other during critical incidents. This project involves creating a one-stop-shop portal as a critical need towards providing access to tools and information to assist in the growing need to provide web based resources to the public safety community.
- NIST/Office of Law Enforcement Standards funding for two projects associated with E-Crime technology portfolio, Computer Forensic Tool Testing and National Software Reference Library
- Transfer, Persistence and DNA Source Attribution of Trace Biological Material in Digital Penetration Assault Cases
- Applied Research in the Characterization, Identification, and Comparison of Pigmented Fiber Evidence