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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 Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: 04/22/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

Dirty Job Made Easier: Microfluidic Technique Recovers DNA for IDs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA, Alexandria, Va.) … more

NIST Offers Guidance on Building 21st-Century Forensic Labs
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Designing and constructing forensic science laboratories to meet today’s more challenging demands is the goal of a new handbook from the National … more

New Guide Details Steps from A-to-Z for Preserving Biological Evidence
Release Date: 04/30/2013

A new handbook by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) … more

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science
Release Date: 04/09/2013

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally … more

NIST Guides Seek Interoperability for Automated Fingerprint ID Systems
Release Date: 03/20/2013

A new set of publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could make it easier, faster, and most importantly, more … more

NIST Biometric Workshop Studies Voice, Dental, Oral Standards
Release Date: 01/14/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop to discuss proposed supplements to the biometric data format … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

Save the Date for DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, NIST will host a free, one-day workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Participants may attend this … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Forensics@NIST 2012
Release Date: 06/04/2012

On November 28 – 30, 2012, OLES will be hosting Forensics@NIST 2012 , a symposium for industry, government, and academic representatives to learn … more

Report Details Efforts to Improve, Advance Indoor Microbial Sampling
Release Date: 05/29/2012

Humans spend greater than 90 percent of their time indoors, but we're never alone there. Bacteria and viruses, scientists estimate, make up half … more

Experts Recommend Measures to Reduce Human Error in Fingerprint Analysis
Release Date: 02/21/2012

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has … more

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