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The Center for Improvised Explosives, or IMPEX, part of the OSU School of Forensic Sciences at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, was developed to provide assistance to those investigating explosives and incendiary devices in the form of research, testin

Training to Trace Explosions

March 10, 2015 9:17 am | by Sean Kennedy, NewsOK | Comments

The Center for Improvised Explosives, or IMPEX, part of the OSU School of Forensic Sciences at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, was developed to provide assistance to those investigating explosives and incendiary devices in the form of research, testing, training and education. 

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After the case was dropped against a Nevada woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 murder she did not commit, both sides agreed on one point: justice was finally served thanks to new technology in DNA testing.

Nevada Woman Imprisoned 35 Years for Murder Cleared by DNA Technology

March 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Martin Griffith and Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Comments

After the case was dropped against a Nevada woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 murder she did not commit, both sides agreed on one point: justice was finally served thanks to new technology in DNA testing.

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Lake County, Illinois prosecutors plan to exonerate a man who has spent 20 years in prison for rape and abduction, a move that would lengthen the list of the county's criminal convictions wiped away by DNA evidence.

DNA Clears Man Serving 20 Years for Abduction, Rape

March 10, 2015 9:15 am | by Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune | Comments

Lake County, Illinois prosecutors plan to exonerate a man who has spent 20 years in prison for rape and abduction, a move that would lengthen the list of the county's criminal convictions wiped away by DNA evidence.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has commissioned an audit of the city’s new crime lab after forensic experts hired by the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they discovered errors in some of the lab’s DNA analyses, the mayor’s office said Friday.

DC Mayor Orders Audit of Crime Lab Amid DNA Testing Dispute

March 9, 2015 12:45 pm | by Aaron C. Davis and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post | Comments

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has commissioned an audit of the city’s new crime lab after forensic experts hired by the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they discovered errors in some of the lab’s DNA analyses, the mayor’s office said Friday.

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.

Hernandez DNA Matched Marijuana Butt at Crime Scene

March 9, 2015 12:33 pm | by Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.

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A macabre, decades-old secret hangs over this New England farm town hugging the Connecticut River. A retired judge thinks he has unlocked it.

Blotting an Old Stain on a Vermont Town's Reputation

March 9, 2015 11:28 am | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | Comments

A macabre, decades-old secret hangs over this New England farm town hugging the Connecticut River. A retired judge thinks he has unlocked it.

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Designated terrorist groups have reportedly long used social media to communicate. Al Qaeda and the Taliban have been believed to frequent Facebook, and Hamas has been a well-known devotee of Twitter. Now, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is

ISIS Has 46,000 Twitter Accounts

March 9, 2015 11:11 am | by Dara Kerr, CNET | Comments

Designated terrorist groups have reportedly long used social media to communicate. Al Qaeda and the Taliban have been believed to frequent Facebook, and Hamas has been a well-known devotee of Twitter. Now, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is thought to also be quite active on social networks.

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How can organizations provide actionable threat intelligence in an effective and efficient manner?

Best Sources of Actionable Threat Intelligence

March 9, 2015 10:47 am | by (ISC)2 Government Advisory Board Executive Writers Bureau, Dan Waddell | Comments

How can organizations provide actionable threat intelligence in an effective and efficient manner? 

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Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

Three Charged for Stealing 1B Email Addresses

March 9, 2015 10:26 am | Comments

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

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In a recent message to CIA employees, Director John Brennan spoke of a fundamental shift caused by technology. Likening the threat of the digital landscape to that of terrorism, Brennan laid out a plan for the CIA.

CIA Sees Cyber Future of Intelligence Gathering

March 9, 2015 9:39 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

In a recent message to CIA employees, Director John Brennan spoke of a fundamental shift caused by technology. Likening the threat of the digital landscape to that of terrorism, Brennan laid out a plan for the CIA.

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A Third of Louisiana's 1,333 Untested Rape Kits at least 5 Years Old

March 6, 2015 1:52 pm | by Jonathon Bullington, Nola.com | Comments

More than 1,300 rape kits collected from sexual assault victims across the state have not been tested for DNA evidence, a state report shows, with roughly one-third of the kits having sat untested for at least five years.

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Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said recently, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

Pentagon to Focus More on Hack-Proofing Weapons

March 6, 2015 1:50 pm | by Adrea Shalal, Reuters | Comments

Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said recently, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

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Proposed Increase in DUI Fines to Fund Montana Crime Lab

March 6, 2015 1:32 pm | by Whitney Bermes, Bozeman Daily Chronicle | Comments

A bill heard at the Capitol on Thursday would strengthen Montana’s DUI laws by fining those who refuse a breathalyzer, and using the money to fund local crime labs.

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Aaron Hernandez Defense Attacks Tire Track Analyst's Credibility, Training

March 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Brian Steele, MassLive.com | Comments

An attorney for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez attacked the credibility and limited experience of a Massachusetts State Police trooper who analyzed tire tracks for the murder case.

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Prosecutors Criticize DC Crime Lab's Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015 12:56 pm | by Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post | Comments

D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

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