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FY2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program - Idaho State Police Forensic Services

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $389,988)

The scope of this project is to increase the analysis capacity and efficiency of the DNA lab, enhance the current DNA Database sample process efficiency, capacity and turnaround, and diversify the training opportunities provided to the DNA staff.
The Objectives are:
1. Increase the analysis capacity and efficiency of the DNA lab by implementing more licenses of STRmix.
2. Improve the DNA Database lab by implementing an expert system.
3. Reduce the financial and administrative costs of duplicate DNA database submissions.
4. Utilize training funds for continuing education opportunities for DNA casework and database analysts.
5. Utilize funds to perform the required external quality assurance audit of the DNA casework and database sections.
Project Design and Methodology :
Idaho State Police Forensic Services (ISPFS) will use the 2016 DNA funds to refine the DNA and DNA database programs. The strategic plan of the DNA section this year is to focus efforts on process efficiency and to increase capacity through validation of new technology. The objectives written in this grant will adhere to that strategic plan by improving the capacity and quality of the DNA unit.

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The objectives outlined will allow ISPFS to accomplish the goals of capacity enhancement, efficient operations, and quality standards. ISPFS is firmly committed to backlog elimination and capacity enhancement, and this grant will provide the required funds for those goals to be accomplished in Idaho.


Date Created: September 7, 2016