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NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees
Release Date: 07/16/2014

  An initiative to strengthen and bring uniformity to forensic science standards took another step forward today as the National Institute of … more

NIST Webinar to Cover Validation of Forensic DNA Testing Technologies
Release Date: 07/16/2014

  Forensic DNA analysts and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a free NIST webinar on validation concepts and resources … more

Digital Crime-Fighters Face Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing
Release Date: 07/14/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that … more

Supreme Court Cites NIST Mobile Forensics Guide in Ruling on Cell Phone Searches
Release Date: 07/01/2014

As digital technology transforms 21st century life, questions about privacy rights abound. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on one such question in … more

NIST Names Members to First Forensic Science Standards Board
Release Date: 06/26/2014

As part of its efforts to improve the scientific basis of forensic evidence used in courts of law, the U.S. Commerce Department's National … more

NIST Analytic Technique Offers Arson Investigators Faster, More Accurate Results
Release Date: 06/17/2014

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a new method for detecting ignitable liquids that … more

NIST Digital Forensic Resource Honored with a National Innovation Award
Release Date: 05/15/2014

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group is honoring NIST for a software archive that has proven highly valuable to … more

Forensic Committee Application Closes for 2014; Candidates May Apply for 2015
Release Date: 05/14/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received more than 1300 applications for new committees and subcommittees it … more

Register Now for NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast
Release Date: 05/07/2014

Registration is now open for the free NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast to be held Wednesday, June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the … more

NIST Invites Forensic DNA Analysts to Webinar on Mixture Interpretation
Release Date: 05/07/2014

Forensic DNA analysts are invited to participate in a webinar on DNA mixture interpretation on Wednesday, May 28, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. The … more

Calling Forensic Scientists: Apply Now to Join the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: 04/11/2014

The application process for positions in the new NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is now open. NIST is welcoming members of … more

Save the Date for Mobile Forensics Workshop 2014
Release Date: 04/08/2014

Join digital evidence experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and partners for the NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and … more

Application Form for NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees Coming Soon
Release Date: 03/18/2014

The NIST Forensic Science Program expects to open the application process for members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic … more

NIST Forensic Science Efforts Take Center Stage in Seattle
Release Date: 03/05/2014

A half dozen of the NIST Forensic Science Planning Committee members: (standing, left to right) John Paul Jones II, Richard Cavanagh, … more

NIST Scientists to Present Research at Forensic Science Conference
Release Date: 02/28/2014

What's new in forensic science research? NIST scientists will be presenting recent research results – from fingerprint examination to biological … more


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