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Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $6,000,000)

The NFSTC and its partners have agreed to form a Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCE). The FTCE will work within the framework of the NIJ's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers (NLECTC) system to provide testing, evaluation, technology assistance programs, and other technology services for the criminal justice community. The FTCE will also be responsible for supporting NIJ's research and development programs, identifying technology requirements, testing, evaluating, and demonstrating technologies, supporting the adoption of new technologies, developing technology guidelines, and national technology assistance and support. The FTCE will support the following specific activities: (1) General Forensics and Forensic DNA Technical Working Groups (TWG), (2) Technology adoption activities including technology transfer workshops, evaluations, and exhibitions, (3) DNA Laboratory Audit / Grant Progress Assessment Program, (4) NIJ Expert System Testbed (NEST) Project, (5) The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law's Online Resource, (6) The National Y-STR Database, (7) Conversion of NIJ Publications to Mobile Media, (8) Process Mapping Tools and Methods, (9) Recruiting, Selection, and Retention Study for Laboratory Scientific Staff, (10) NIJ Grantees Summit, and (11) Applied Technology Conference


Date Created: September 13, 2007