Chemistry as art, not science

Information governance is not just about compliance and protection, it’s also about collection and use.

Your job is to prosecute drug offenders. What information do you collect and what do you do with it? Well, one thing you do is test the stuff and rely on the results. But what happens if there is “poor oversight and protocols as well as ‘chronic managerial negligence'” surrounding the testing of the “stuff”?

“Crime-Lab Chemist Found to Act Alone,” Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2014 A2

What information do you rely on? How do you know it’s accurate? What’s the impact if the data is manipulated, either up or down? What controls do you have to prevent “screwage” with the results? Whose job is that, anyway? How do you handle complaints about critical employees? 3,000+ hearings later and 350 people released from prison.


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