Session

FBI Rapid DNA Update

Tuesday September 15th, 2020 // 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Since the passage of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017, the FBI has made significant progress toward implementation of Rapid DNA in the booking environment.  An update will be provided on the Rapid DNA booking station pilots conducted in early 2020, the FBI’s Standards for the Operation of Rapid DNA Systems by Law Enforcement Booking Agencies, and National Rapid DNA Booking Station Operational Procedures Manual.

 

In March 2018, the FBI established a Rapid DNA Task Force to investigate the potential use of Rapid DNA technology for the analysis of forensic evidence samples. This Task Force was separated into two Task Groups; The Non-CODIS Rapid DNA Best Practices/Outreach and Courtroom Considerations Task Group and The Rapid DNA Crime Scene Technology Advancement Task Group (Technology Advancement Task Group). The primary objective of the Technology Advancement Task Group is to drive and continuously monitor the maturity of Rapid DNA technology in order to ensure its reliable, responsible and appropriate implementation for crime scene DNA analyses.  An update will be provided on the activities and products of these two Task Groups.

Speakers

Private: Douglas Hares

Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section

Dr. Hares is the Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section.  He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner.  In 2006, Dr. Hares transferred to the CODIS Unit where he served as the NDIS Custodian for over 13 years. 

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