Alert on military forensic services

Three firms to compete for Army forensic task orders.

A lot can be said about the services provided by USACIL.  Regardless of how you view USACIL, they do not have the same kind of problems many state criminal labs do – the kind of problems identified recently in the Nat. Research Council review and report on forensic labs.

So this news is very concerning – the lowest bidder is going to get the task of analyzing forensic evidence that could put service-members in confinement or to death.  Great care needs to be taken handing over these services to a private contractor, and apparently about $145M over five years.

/tip Forensic News Blog.

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