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FCN Science

Science’s mission, on behalf of the FCN community, is:
To identify and exploit opportunities so that members can meet future challenges by having the people, knowledge, skills and specialist tools and capabilities they will need to do the right job in the right place at the right time.

This will be crucial in helping the FCN community meet the pace of technological change and the  challenges from increasing demand, workforce recruitment, retention and development and quality and accreditation.

To achieve this mission, Science will provide products and services to the FCN community under the following four service headings and as described in more detail below.

Science in action
Science, as with most elements of the FCN core team, is only beginning to take shape now as resources are recruited. However, supported by the broader Transforming Forensics Programme, Science is already delivering benefits. Two current examples demonstrating the way Science will operate are DNA and digital forensics.

Other FCN service pillars

Achieving and maintaining quality service with efficient, standardised processes, and to act as a single voice with key standards and accreditation stakeholders.
Maximising resilience and effectiveness through the design, introduction and maintenance of new ICT platforms, tools, operating models and business change support.
Designing, developing and maintaining a sustainable and forward-looking commercial marketplace for both traditional and digital forensic science