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U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 01/10/2014

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of … 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

NIST Unveils Prototype Video Imaging System for Remote Detection of Hidden Threats
Release Date: 09/30/2013

By adapting superconducting technology used in advanced telescope cameras, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Invites Comments on Structure of Forensic Science Guidance Groups
Release Date: 09/27/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input on the structure of guidance groups that would promote scientific … more

Expanded CSI Guide Now Available
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Cover image of Crime Scene Investigation, A Guide for Law Enforcement . Investigat 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

Collaboration with Industry Leads to Improved Forensics Work and Industry Growth
Release Date: 08/20/2013

Image output from a 3D laser scanning meas more

NIST Forensic Science Experts Give Updates in Hot Topic Areas
Release Date: 08/06/2013

A fingerprint image, or the impression left by the ridges and curves on a fingertip. Credit: NIST While television may portray forensic science as … 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

On Demand Video from the Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference
Release Date: 06/13/2013

On June 4 - 5, 2013, NIST hosted the Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference in collaboration with the … more

New NIST Facility Puts Bomb and Urban Search and Rescue Robots to the Test
Release Date: 06/04/2013

Montgomery County Bomb Squad Tests Robots at NIST!   Scroll down to view photos of the new facility and the test methods Photos credit: NIST May … more

Register Now for the Two-Day Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference Webcast
Release Date: 05/29/2013

Next week, join NIST and our collaborators via the free live webcast for the Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis … 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

DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation Webcast Now Posted Online
Release Date: 04/29/2013

On April 12, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop for DNA Analysts at its Gaithersburg, Maryland, … more

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