Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $136,825)
This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission by offering an opportunity for States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to improve laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost-effectively. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- Forensic Fire Death Investigation: Investigating the Effects of Body Mass and Decomposition Sequence on Fire Burn Speed and Patterns and the Development of Performance Standards
- Aptamer-Based Oral Fluid Testing Device for Roadside Screening of Recent Marijuana Use in Drivers
- Support for Research, Testing, and Evaluation of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems in Law Enforcement Operations