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Forensic Technology Signs Five-Year US$85 million Contract with ATF
Forensic Technology Signs Five-Year US$85 million Contract with ATF

Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology announced today that it has been awarded a five-year frame contract from ATF, valued at over US$85 million, for the provision of hardware, software, support and training services to ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). This is the fourth five-year frame services contract awarded to Forensic Technology since 2003. Forensic Technology has been expanding and servicing the Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS®) equipment deployed by ATF since 1994.

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4 Essential features of the modern comparison microscope
4 Essential features of the modern comparison microscope

by Ron Nichols The comparison microscope is a key tool for firearm and toolmark examination. Since the late 1920s the comparison microscope has allowed examiners to thoroughly analyze forensic specimens side-by-side. The growth in gun-related crime in the US increased the demand for comparison microscopes in forensic labs and has been the catalyst for continued

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To Glock or not to Glock?  Firing pin shapes: 2019 update
To Glock or not to Glock? Firing pin shapes: 2019 update

You can't find a match if lab-fired cartridge cases are classified as “Elliptical (Glock)” while crime-scene recovered cartridge case are labelled as “Circle”. Learn about “Glock” and when it should be selected as the Firing Pin Shape.

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3 Key Developments in the Evolution of Bullet Acquisition Technology
3 Key Developments in the Evolution of Bullet Acquisition Technology

BULLETTRAX is now equipped with (1) High-definition 2D image and 3D topography: wider field-of-view and more surface information. (2) Easier to operate: quick bullet-mounting, and intuitive controls. (3) Smaller footprint: frees up space in the forensics lab.

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Webinars

Webinar series: Writing Winning Grant Proposals For A Regional Preventative Crime Gun Strategy
Webinar series: Writing Winning Grant Proposals For A Regional Preventative Crime Gun Strategy

Learn about every stage of writing successful grant proposals – from finding the right grant for your organization to writing elements, and gaining support along the way.

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IBIS v3.2 – Faster Correlation Reviews and Seamless Data Interchange
IBIS v3.2 – Faster Correlation Reviews and Seamless Data Interchange

IBIS v3.2 is the latest upgrade of the software that powers IBIS. This upgrade strrengthens correlation and simplifies correlation reviews, integrates IBIS with law enforcement’s intelligence systems, provides IBIN members with hit notifications, exports 3D images to X3P file format, and supports the latest version of BULLETTRAX.

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Webinar Series | NIBIN-led policing: a Prosecutor’s perspective
Webinar Series | NIBIN-led policing: a Prosecutor’s perspective

Collaboration between police investigators, forensic experts, and prosecutors is a key contributor to successful firearm-related crime investigations. This webinar looks at how to maximize intelligence for both the investigation and prosecution of cases once investigative leads have been identified through the ATF National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). Presenters: Marisa McKeown, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara, CA and Ron Nichols, Nichols Forensic Science Consulting, 25+ years’ experience as a firearm and toolmark examiner.

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Success stories

No Gun Left Behind : New Jersey’s Inside-Out Approach to Gun Crime
No Gun Left Behind : New Jersey’s Inside-Out Approach to Gun Crime

Change is not easy. Whether it be at a political level, management level, or even at the forensic lab, the need for change isn’t always broadcast and effecting change isn’t always easy. This video is an excellent summary of how actionable intelligence can be obtained from crime guns and related evidence. The innovation, will, and

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NIBIN Glendale Church Shooting
NIBIN Glendale Church Shooting

NIBIN, powered by IBIS technology, proves pivotal in helping solve this Arizona firearm crime.

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Police Link Crimes, Guns & Suspects Across National Borders
Police Link Crimes, Guns & Suspects Across National Borders

A violent transnational gang, operating between Spain and Portugal, has been stopped thanks to diligent police work, rigorous cross border protocols, and an innovative new-technology-based program called the INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network (IBIN).

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