Tag Archives: Forensic Equipment

NIJ Accepting Applications for Forensic Lab Funding Opportunities






The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is accepting applications for two forensic grant programs: FY 2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program:  This program provides funds to eligible States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories … Continue reading

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Leeds Is Pleased to Announce Newly Awarded GSA Schedule Contract Covering Leeds Forensic Products






Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of forensic comparison microscopes and imaging systems, is delighted to announce that it has just been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule 66 Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), covering Leeds’ forensic products.  By … Continue reading

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Identifying Grants Available to Fund Forensic Lab Equipment: 2015 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Grant






  For years, the forensic industry has struggled to receive adequate funding necessary to keep labs functioning at the highest levels possible.  With on going budgetary constraints, crime labs struggle to meet their funding needs to help ease mounting issues: … Continue reading

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ISO 17025: How Accreditation Impacts Forensic Labs






What is ISO? “ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.” (Source: ISO.org) “They are made up of 166 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the … Continue reading

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Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 to Reduce DNA Backlog






On Monday, September 29, 2014, the president signed into law the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014, authorizing appropriations to the Department of Justice for each of Fiscal Years 2015-2019 in the amount of $151 million for the Debbie Smith … Continue reading

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Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) Helps Forensic Labs Purchase Equipment






Now accepting solicitations for FY 2014, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program Grant (JAG), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control … Continue reading

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