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DLA combines plants and microchips to fight counterfeits

The Defense Logistics Agency recently sponsored a program to tag microchips with plant DNA. It was so successful that the DLA is adding a second phase.

Tags: Chris Metz , Defense Logistics Agency , counterfeit parts , contracting , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 03:37pm EDT

Strike or Not

So did US drones kill Usama Bin Laden's son Saad? Words like probably and likely are being used to address the question. Why? Intelligence sources close to the situation say when people are killed in missile strikes, the only way to identify them is to test the DNA at the scene. Problem is in some countries for a number of reasons. DNA testing is not allowed. So, without a body, there's no way to say for sure that he was killed or even there.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Bin Laden , Saad , US , drones , intelligence ,

Thursday - 07/23/2009, 06:43pm EDT

New hires, robotics eliminate FBI DNA backlog

DoJ IG finds the agency now processes 60,000 profiles a month instead of 1,700. The bureau may need to continue its hiring spree to keep up with the DNA data coming in.

Tags: FBI , DoJ , technology , workforce , hiring , Cynthia Schnedar , Oversight , Ruben Gomez , management , inspector general

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:08pm EDT

Montgomery Co. police make arrest in 1984 rape case

Montgomery County police have made an arrest in a rape that occurred more than 25 years ago.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , rape , Montgomery Mall

Monday - 11/22/2010, 05:34pm EST

Virginia considering use of familial DNA to catch criminals

Should Virginia use the DNA of one person to catch a relative who may have committed a crime? That's what the state's crime commission will consider on Monday.

Tags: Paul Ebert , East Coast Rapist , Morgan Harrington , ACLU , Kent Willis , Virginia Crime Commission

Sunday - 11/14/2010, 10:41am EST

FBI analyst: Condit's DNA found on Levy's clothing

After a six-day break, the trial of the man accused of murdering Chandra Levy resumed Wednesday morning.

Tags: Chandra Levy , Chandra Levy murder trial , Gary Condit , FBI , Bode Technology , forensic evidence , Ingmar Guandique , Mark Segraves , Rock Creek Park , Gerald Fisher

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 02:06pm EST

Ex-cellmate: Guandique confessed to Levy murder

A former cellmate of Ingmar Guandique testified on Thursday that Guandique admitted killing Chandra Levy, but didn't realize it at the time of the attack.

Tags: Chandra Levy , Chandra Levy murder trial , Ingmar Guandique , Neal Augenstein , D.C. Superior Court , Armando Moralas , MS-13 , Rock Creek Park , D.C. police , Susan Levy , Gary Condit , Mark Segraves , Gerald Fisher

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 10:53am EDT

Familial DNA may be used to nab East Coast Rapist

There may be a new technique to try and catch the man who has been dubbed the "East Coast Rapist."

Tags: East Coast Rapist , Paul Ebert , Prince William County crime , familial DNA , Commonwealth Attorney's Association , ACLU , Kent Willis , East Coast , Crime Solvers , rape , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:01pm EDT