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Delaney Lecture to Focus on Emerging Technologies in Forensic Science

G. Clayton Grigg, assistant director of the FBI’s Laboratory Division, will delve into new techniques and emerging technologies in forensic science at Mount St. Mary’s University on October 30. The talk, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Knott Auditorium, is part of the annual Delaney Dinner and Lecture Series hosted by the Mount’s Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA).

grigg.jpgGrigg, who has had a lengthy and distinguished career with the FBI, was named to his current position in 2018 after serving as deputy assistant director for the Operational Technology Division. He began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1997. He was first assigned to the El Paso Division, where he investigated violent crime, white collar fraud, health care fraud, and money laundering. In 2000, Grigg and fellow case agents received the Investigation of the Year Award from the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association for their work on a workers’ compensation fraud and money laundering investigation.

More recently Grigg served as section chief in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and one of the founding members of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section formed shortly after the events of September 11, 2001. In 2013, he was appointed deputy director of operations at the Terrorist Screening Center. He is the recipient of the 2004 Director’s Award for Outstanding Information Management, the 2017 Manuel J. Gonzales Ethics Award a 2017 Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious). Prior to joining the FBI he worked as a stock, bond and insurance broker.

The Delaney Dinner and Lecture Series is designed to encourage knowledge, proficiency, efficiency and ethical standards in criminal justice, intelligence and fire officer professions. It is named in honor of Fr. James T. Delaney, a faculty member in psychology and sociology who founded and directed the criminal justice studies program at the Mount in the early 1990s. Numerous alumni who work in law enforcement are expected to attend the event.