Daily Archives: December 8, 2020


COVID-19 Update

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Treasurer The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to spike worldwide. There are currently more than 66.7 million positive COVID-19 cases globally and more than 1.53 million COVID-19-related deaths. The United States leads the way with more than 14.7 million positive cases and more than 281 thousand COVID-19-related […]


Questioned Documents Nominations for Section Officers

Source: Thomas W. Vastrick, BS, Section Nominating Committee Chair The Questioned Documents Section Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Section Officers. The Section Chair and Section Secretary are two-year terms; however, the Policy and Procedure Manual requires an annual vote for both positions. Current Section Chair Karen Nobles and Section Secretary Linda Mitchell are one […]


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Announces A Safer Way to Train Detection Dogs

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST Trained dogs are incredible chemical sensors, far better at detecting explosives, narcotics, and other substances than even the most advanced technological device. But one challenge is that dogs have to be trained, and training them with real hazardous substances can be inconvenient and dangerous. Scientists at NIST have […]