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Professional Development Session: The Use of Rapid DNA for the Collection and Analysis of Forensic Intelligence Samples in the Field

10 May 2023
Westin Waterside - Hibiscus Room
GSOF Breakouts

DNA technology is making an impact on forensic Intelligence. The RapidHIT ID’s technology and portability can be used to run samples that can identify individuals, as well as provide forensic intelligence to aid in mission planning. This four-hour workshop is designed to showcase the operational capability of the RapidHIT ID system and provide participants hands-on instrument operation and practical sample preparation techniques.

Mr. Robert O'Brien, Forensic Biology Section Lead, Global Forensic and Justice Center - Florida International University
Mr. Albert (Tyler) Sanders, Forensic Biologist II - Florida International University

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.