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Commission Releases Sixth Annual Report

Posted by on December 1, 2017 - 10:24am

On December 1, 2017, the Commission released its Sixth Annual Report covering Commission activities from December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017.

Commission Hires Senior Scientific Advisor

Posted by on October 24, 2017 - 3:14pm

The Commission recently hired a Senior Scientific Advisor, D. Jody Koehler, to assist the Commission and its staff in the technical aspects of the Commission's investigative, accreditation and licensing programs. Koehler has over 18 years of experience as a forensic biologist, including work as a DNA Technical Leader, DNA Section Manager, and Laboratory Manager. She currently serves as a lead assessor for the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board as well. Koehler is a member of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and the American Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators and has authored publications on validation and analysis of forensic casework. The Commission looks forward to having Koehler's in-house expertise beginning November 1, 2017 in support of its commitment to improving the integrity and reliability of forensic analysis in Texas.

Speaking of Error in Forensic Science

Posted by on September 6, 2017 - 1:08pm

Please click here to view the full article.

National Institute of Justice Releases Report on State Forensic Science Commissions

Posted by on April 3, 2017 - 1:46pm

Please click here to view the full article.

Commission Publishes Fifth Annual Report

Posted by on December 1, 2016 - 3:33pm

The Commission published it's fifth annual report on December 1, 2016.  To download a copy, please click the link below.

Governor Abbott Appoints Nine to the Texas Forensic Science Commission

Posted by on November 29, 2016 - 9:51am

For a copy of the Governor's announcement and biographies for each of the appointees, click here.  

DPS Issues New Protocols for Analyzing Blood Alcohol

Posted by on November 10, 2016 - 11:20am

To view the TDCAA article regarding the change, click HERE.

SWGDAM Releases New Mixture Interpretation Guidelines

Posted by on August 4, 2016 - 11:30am

SWGDAM recently released new mixture interpretation guidelines.  To download a copy of the guidelines, please click HERE.

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