Special Programs Office
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8102
OSAC is part of an initiative by NIST and the Department of Justice to strengthen forensic science in the United States. The organization is a collaborative body of more than 500 forensic science practitioners and other experts who represent local, state, and federal agencies; academia; and industry. NIST has established OSAC to support the development and promulgation of forensic science consensus documentary standards and guidelines, and to ensure that a sufficient scientific basis exists for each discipline.
Use the navigation box on the left to learn more about each OSAC component. See also our traditional organization chart (PDF).