GAO Issues Report On Assessment of Forensic Algorithms
Virginia Department of Forensic Science provided expertise for a technology assessment of forensic algorithms by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). A report capturing this information was developed and can be accessed here.
It was found that algorithms can improve the speed and objectivity of investigations. Further, the authors developed three policy options that could help with such challenges: Increased training, standards and policies on appropriate use, and increased transparency.