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Nebraska State Patrol FY19 DNA Backlog Reduction

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $543,362)

The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab (NSPCL) is a division of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). The federal funding from this award will be used to achieve the following goals: 1) Reduce the backlog of forensic biology/DNA cases through the continued funding of five forensic scientists positions dedicated to casework; 2) Maintain the current turnaround time and backlog-free status of DNA database samples through the continued funding of the forensic scientist dedicated to database operations; 3) Provide continuing education to DNA forensic scientists as required by the accrediting bodies; 4) Purchase an additional extraction robot to allow each forensic scientist to have a dedicated instrument; 5) Replace aging computers that drive DNA processing robotics; and 6) Upgrade the DNA module portion of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


Date Created: September 12, 2019