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.