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After initial stumbles, Trump orders overhaul of federal cybersecurity

Twenty-one days past its self-appointed deadline, the Trump administration Thursday ordered a cybersecurity overhaul that mandates broad reviews of the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities and gives the military greater responsibility for the safety of computer networks. President Donald Trump’s long-delayed executive order will force 190 federal agencies to ditch outdated computer systems and migrate toward one […]

National District Attorneys Association statement on charging and sentencing memo to federal prosecutors

National District Attorneys Association On Friday, May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors outlining updated charging and sentencing guidelines for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), representing America’s 2500 elected and appointed state and local prosecutors, stands with its federal counterparts in doing all that […]

Editorial: State law requires inmate DNA

OWH May 22, 2017 State prison officials are now on the way to following state law by requiring DNA swabs of convicted felons. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services no longer lets inmates refuse to provide the samples without suffering consequences — which was occurring before The World-Herald revealed the practice. View Full Report

Recent Developments in the Forensic Sciences

Office of the Deputy Attorney General Forensic science is generally dated to Hans Gross’ Handbuch für Untersuchungsrichter, Polizeibeamte, Gendarmen (Handbook for Magistrates, police officials, military policemen), which was published in 1893, although forensic medicine and forensic toxicology are much older. Edmond Locard established the first crime laboratory in 1910 in Lyon, France. View Full Report