A local pioneer known for serving justice, his community and ice cream with equal zeal has passed away.
It’s generally commonly accepted that if a person is convicted of a serious crime such as murder or rape, their DNA will be collected and saved in a searchable database for future use.
The computer-assisted identification method developed through this project has the ability to test multiple skeletal elements within an anatomic region to provide increased statistical support for the results of the comparison.
It's barely a drop in the bucket, but President Obama is earmarking $7 million of his nearly $4 trillion federal budget to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology provide stronger cryptographic solutions and enhance privacy tools.
Michael Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, said recently that under current DNA testing requirements, he wouldn’t have had access to the evidence that led to his release.
A new partnership between the FBI and the National Institute of Justice, announced in August 2014, has a mandate to add the staffing, forensic expertise and technological superiority on the federal level to help local police forces across the country deal with the masses of untested rape kits in their jurisdictions.
The U.S. government is creating The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks.
A new search engine being developed by DARPA aims to shine a light on the dark web and uncover patterns and relationships in online data to help law enforcement and others track illegal activity.
Dr. Barbara Sampson is the closest thing to a hometown medical examiner that a city of eight million people could really expect to see. Born in the Village. Raised to be a doctor. Working at the local morgue. Of course, that local morgue happens to be among the largest in the country, New York’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner, which handles roughly 12,000 bodies and performs 5,500 autopsies each year.
Since hackers first began demonstrating that they could take over cars’ digital systems to slam on brakes or hijack steering, most automakers have done everything they can to avoid publicly discussing whether their vehicles are vulnerable. Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey, however, has demanded answers on that car-hacking question. Now he’s released his findings.
Forensics have helped catch many criminals and therefore it is important to have DNA samples of all the suspects, convicts, or anyone who is involved in a felony. The state of Virginia is now trying to collect more and more DNA samples to help the forensics identify the convicts extremely fast.
Mexico's attorney general's office has questioned assertions by an Argentine-led team of forensics experts who expressed doubts about the government's conclusion that 43 missing college students were all killed and their bodies burned.
Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.
Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City.
The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data.