West Virginia University has received $5 million in funding for its biometrics and forensics program, according to a Times West Virginia article. All of the money coming in to the programs have been awarded as grants from different government agencies for the work its department has been doing.
The first two grants are FBI grants totaling $1 million for the purpose of developing new evidence gathering techniques, improving training tools for their agents, improving fingerprint analysis and finding ways to collect human scents. An additional $4 million grant was awarded from the Department of Justice for forensics research and training.
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