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FY2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program - Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $526,030)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation provides forensic services in to all eligible agencies in the state of Oklahoma. The OSBI proposes to use the funding from this award for the following goals: 1) Reduce and prevent the backlog of DNA cases and offender samples; 2) increase capacity in both casework and database; and 3) obtain a 30 day turnaround time for DNA cases. The OSBI seeks to improve casework productivity, decrease the overall turnaround time and backlog of cases, and maintain the productivity of analysis regarding offender DNA samples. These things will be achieved by funding technicians and overtime for personnel. The increase in database capacity and decrease in turnaround time will be achieved through the funding of a technician, purchase of reagents and supplies which otherwise would not be purchased due to budget shortfalls and constraints. Improvement in capacity and turnaround time for both sections will be achieved through the purchase of DNA analysis software upgrades allowing for greater throughput and decreased analysis time.


Date Created: September 13, 2019