News Related to: CODIS


National Commission on Forensic Science

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, Criminalistics Section Board of Directors Representative The Department of Justice extended an invitation to the AAFS to attend the 13th Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) in Washington, DC, on April 10-11. As the Criminalistics Section Board of Directors Representative, I was given the privilege of […]


Notification of CODIS Bulletin

Please be aware that National DNA Index System (NDIS) -participating laboratories should have received a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) bulletin on March 14, 2016, regarding updated criteria for searching DNA profiles at the national level. The changes will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NDIS searches and will be […]


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 […]


June 2015 President’s Message

As I look back at the past few months, there have been an unusual number of issues in forensic science which have garnered media attention including a series of articles on bitemark evidence, a study of FBI hair analysis cases disclosing a high proportion of errors, changes in the leadership of the Washington, DC, Department […]


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 […]