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402 Members Named to Forensic Science Standards Organization
Release Date: 10/29/2014

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the final appointments to the Organization … more

Building Better Body Armor: PML Provides Standards for US Army
Release Date: 10/28/2014

Project team members Vincent Lee (left) and Craig Shakarji hold a body armor size check standard and an actual body armor plate, respectively. … more

Evidence Says: December Symposium Showcases Forensics at NIST
Release Date: 10/22/2014

Forensic science research goes back a long way at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—more than a century. In fact, the … more

NIST Laser Comb System Maps 3D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates … more

New Forensic Subcommittee on Digital Evidence Added to Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: 09/08/2014

Digital evidence, one of the fastest growing areas of forensic science, will now have its own subcommittee in the National Institute of Standards … more

Save the Date: NIST to Host International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management, July 20-24, 2015
Release Date: 09/03/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to host the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: … more

Forensic Science Standards Effort Takes Shape as NIST Appoints Scientific Area Committees Members
Release Date: 09/03/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today named nearly 70 new members to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees … more

NIST Seeks Info on User Experiences with Cybersecurity Framework
Release Date: 08/22/2014

Six months ago , the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released version 1.0 of its voluntary Framework for Improving Critical … more

NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/19/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Forensic Science Center of Excellence dedicated … more

Forensics@NIST 2014 to Take Place Dec. 3-4
Release Date: 08/13/2014

Registration : No Charge Location : National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, known for advancing measurement … more

It's a Match: NIST and Prince George's County Crime Lab Team Up on Ballistics Research
Release Date: 08/11/2014

  NIST researchers show Prince George's County crime lab staff one of the ballistics labs. L to R: Jaime Smith/PG County, Brian Renegar/NIST, … more

Airport Backscatter Scanner Reexamined
Release Date: 07/21/2014

The system’s scanning capabilities are illustrated on a phantom, a life-size dummy made of tissue-equivalent plastic, meaning it absorbs, … more

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

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