IAI Current Affairs

We will place items of interest to IAI members here periodically.


NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science (Open here)


FY 15 Language and Funding in the Appropriation Bills — This document lists the language for the House and Senate Bills, as well as gives you an indication of the budget allocation for the Administration, House and Senate on these particular items.

Policy Issues to Address Forensic Science — This document is to be used by members of your organization to aide in helping them determine how they can best be called into action on the grants and bills that are going on currently.


U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-ever National Commission on Forensic Science — January 10, 2014


IAI Presidential Letters


Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the National Commission on Forensic Science – September 5, 2013


The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) just released a vastly expanded edition of "Crime Scene Investigation, a Guide for Law Enforcement". I believe it would be of interest to members of IAI. It's available free for download from NFSTC's website at: http://tinyurl.com/okg5uct


Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) Newsletters


Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Announce Launch of National Commission on Forensic Science — February 15, 2013


Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) letter to the White House — November 28, 2012


Senate bill 3378, Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2012


CFSO Congressional Updates


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES)


Forensic Legislation Introduced January 25, 2011


Journal of Forensic Identification Publishing Guidelines


National Academy of Sciences Executive Summary: “Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community” — February 2009


NAS Executive Summary related documents:


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