News Related to: Government Relations


The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) Applauds the Department of Justice for Creation of Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG)

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison The CFSO praises the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Principal Deputy Director Dr. Howard Spivak for his comments at the American Society of Crime Lab Director’s 45th Annual Symposium on May 24 and his announcement regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) formation of a Forensic Laboratory Needs […]


OSAC Launches Monthly Newsletter and Opens Five Standards for Public Comment

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has launched a monthly newsletter to communicate OSAC program status, activities, accomplishments, and opportunities for public input with internal and external audiences. Newsletter columns will include OSAC Accomplishments, OSAC Vacancies, Upcoming Meetings, Upcoming Public Comment Periods for Standards/Guidelines under Consideration for the OSAC Registry, OSAC […]


AAFS Policy Page

LEGISLATION Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS 2015-16 President At the end of May, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved a $54.1 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill that made significant cuts to several Department of Justice assistance programs for state, local, and tribal law enforcement […]


NC Legislation

Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS President Coverdell legislation will require both re-authorization and appropriation. As has become routine, the President’s budget did not include Coverdell funding. Coverdell is, of course, an important funding tool for our community. Again, we need Congress to restore funding and we ask you to contact your representatives in […]