Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $137,500)
This program furthers the U.S. 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 DNA laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost effectively, as well as to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- 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
- Accurate THC Determinations in Seized Cannabis-derived Finished Products for Forensic Laboratories
- Advanced Microfluidic Technology for Automated, Rapid, and Objective Laboratory Screening of Seized Drugs