Good morning. It truly is an honor to join you today to open the Second Annual International Forensic Science Symposium. Everyone here knows the significance of this weeks event. Forensic science is an essential law enforcement tool in our shared mission of investigating, combatting, and deterring dangerous criminals that threaten each of our countries. The international accreditation of our forensic evidence laboratories enhances our ability to effectively use the results of forensic science, thereby maximizing its value in our investigations and prosecutions.