Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

AFDILs role in Korean and Cold War identification

navy DNAARLINGTON, Virginia– Four hundred twenty-six family members of servicemen met at the 2016 Korean/Cold War Annual government briefings, Aug. 11-12, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia.
At these briefings, family members had the opportunity to meet with numerous government officials who specialize in certain expertise to include policy update, global operations, DNA process and identification.

Lawmakers pledge to fix criminal DNA problem after KIRO 7 investigation

Gray DNAA week after a KIRO 7 investigation showed DNA from more than 100 convicted criminals in Seattle was not being tested, Republican and Democratic lawmakers pledged to take action.
“After your initial story, I think some of us got contacted and we realized, wow, we really need to get this fixed,” said Democratic Rep. Tina Orwall, who is the vice chair of the Public Safety Committee. “I’m just grateful you’re shining a light on it.”
Most of the untested DNA samples — collected with judges’ orders for an international DNA database — are from criminals convicted of sexually motivated crimes. Each month the number of untested samples grows.