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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

Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Firearms Analysis Conference
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Forensic Firearms Analysis Conference 2012 Since the early 1900s, forensic scientists have been using firearms analysis to associate bullets and … more

NIST to Expand Work on Emergency Communications to Support FirstNet
Release Date: 03/06/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will significantly expand its work in support of an advanced wireless communications … 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

NIST OLES Enhancing Collaboration Between NIST and Law Enforcement
Release Date: 02/09/2012

NIST OLES Enhancing Collaboration Between NIST and Law Enforcement NIST OLES has partnered with the more

NIST Seeks Comments to Help Build Public Safety Communications Network
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking advice on possible key features of a new broadband communications network for … more

NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
Release Date: 04/26/2011

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by … more

NIST Offering Free Access to Standards for First Responders
Release Date: 04/26/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), in collaboration with the NIST National … more

New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … more

Demonstration Network Planned for Public Safety 700 MHz Broadband
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

First Labs Approved for Testing Communications Interoperability
Release Date: 05/20/2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) recently announced that it has recognized the … more

NIST Helping Improve Speed Measurements for Cars, Bullets
Release Date: 05/20/2009

While today's law enforcement officers don't wear utility belts full of crimefighting gadgets like Batman, they do rely on a variety of … more

New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency Communications Tests
Release Date: 03/24/2009

To help ensure that first responders, public safety officers and military personnel can always talk with each other no matter what communications … more

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