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FY 2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program - San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Award Information

Award #
2016-DN-BX-0072
Location
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$242,699

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $242,699)

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Regional Crime Laboratory ("Lab") requests $242,699 in program funding to increase its DNA analysis capacity and reduce backlog. The funding will be used to: pay overtime salary and benefits for analysts to examine backlogged DNA cases; purchase uninterruptible power supplies for two genetic analyzers; acquire additional supplies for DNA analysis; contract for an audit of the Lab's DNA analysis program; extend the lease on a copier used in the Lab; upgrade the data system on a liquid handler; acquire new, high-capacity computers to run the "STRmix" data interpretation software; and, send the Lab's DNA analysts to continuing education events.

The goals of the project funded by this award are to improve DNA sample analysis throughput, decrease the Lab's backlog of unanalyzed DNA cases, and shorten the average length of time needed to analyze DNA evidence.
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Date Created: September 7, 2016