Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison The CFSO is extremely excited to bring this message to you today. The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, which will fund the government for FY18, was signed into law by President Trump on March 23. The House voted 256-167 in favor and the Senate voted 65-32. This […]
Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS Representative, CFSO Board of Directors The mission of the CFSO is to speak with a single forensic science voice in matters of mutual interest to its member organizations, to influence public policy at the national level, and to make a compelling case for greater federal funding for public crime […]
Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS Representative The April 2017 Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations newsletter is now available. Click HERE for the full edition.
Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS Representative You are invited to view the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) February 2017 newsletter at http://thecfso.org/newsletter/CFSO_Newsletter_201702.pdf. In addition, please note CFSO’s participation in the National Forensic Science Academy for Leadership and Management (NFSA). NFSA was created by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation® that was awarded jointly […]
The following is an update for April 24, 2016, including the language that has been included in the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill regarding forensic science. Completion of this step means that we are about a quarter of the way through the process. The President first proposed a budget to Congress earlier in the […]
LEGISLATION: Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS 2015-16 President There has not been much on the Federal legislative front that is visible, but the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) has been very active. The current makeup of the CFSO is: Matthew Gamette (ASCLD, Chair), Kim Collins (NAME, Vice Chair), Ken Martin (IAI, Treasurer), […]
On June 19th, the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) released an update on the status of financial legislation allocating funds to the forensic sciences. The release, which further explains the allocation and current status of the bill, may be downloaded as a PDF here. Congress is halfway through the budget process and the House has written its draft […]
The most recent newsletter from the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) is now available. Each year the AAFS pays dues to belong to this organization to provide insight into congressional activity in the area of forensic science reform and budgeting for grant programs that support the forensic sciences. You can read about CFSO and […]