While DHS Throws Money at the Ermerging Zombie Threat, DOJ Cancels Real World Training

Ted Gest writing in The Crime Report notes that DOJ has clamped own aggressively on training conferences.

“This month was supposed to be a landmark for the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

The  group, which skipped its 2011 get-together of officials who run state crime Statistical Analysis Centers, co-sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), planned to resume the three-decades-old annual tradition in Louisville KY on October 18-19, 2012.

But would-be registrants instead found a terse announcement on the organization’s website: “BJS and JRSA regret to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, the October 2012 conference…. has been cancelled.”

The “circumstances,” however, were no mystery: the research group could not meet the federal government’s increasingly tough standards for awarding discretionary spending on conferences and professional meetings.”

Increasingly tough standards, like a Zombie component?

Read the rest of Gest’s article at: http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/articles/2012-10-budget-pinchers-strike-at-justice

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