Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Military biometrics sensors and database technology to be provided by Northrop Grumman and IntegenX

Biometrics identification experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Information Systems segment in McLean, Va., and teammate IntegenX Inc. in Pleasanton, Calif., will supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System to the U.S. Army Biometrics Identity Management Agency in Washington as part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract.

Pennsylvania Precedent for Cybergenetics TrueAllele Computer Interpretation of DNA Evidence

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the Foley decision in a published opinion, establishing a statewide precedent for the computer interpretation of DNA evidence using Cybergenetics TrueAllele® Casework technology. Former state trooper Kevin Foley had contested his first degree homicide conviction in the slaying of Blairsville dentist Dr. John Yelenic, where a small amount of DNA under the victim’s fingernails was crucial evidence.

DNA from ‘Belle in the Well’ now in national database

We may not yet know who she is, but we know who she isn’t — thanks to a national DNA database.

In brief: Governor approves $1.35 million for man wrongfully convicted

Gov. Rick Scott, left, shakes hands with William Dillon prior to signing a relief bill for Dillion’s wrongful conviction as bill sponsors Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, left, and Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island look on, on Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida House passed a bill that would compensate Dillon $1.35 million for spending 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)