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OSAC Agenda

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OSAC Housekeeping and Welcome Remarks
Speaker(s)
  • John Paul Jones, NIST, OSAC Program Manager
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NIST Welcome
Speaker(s)
  • S. Shyam Sunder, NIST, Special Programs Office, Director
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Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) Update
Speaker(s)
FSSB member, Laurel Farrell

Laurel Farrell has worked in forensic toxicology for more than 30 years, focusing in human performance toxicology. Her career has included practitioner experience in the forensic disciplines of drug chemistry (weighing, identification and purity determinations) and in trace (glass) as well as management responsibility for many forensic disciplines. After retiring from the state of Colorado, Ms. Farrell joined the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board. Read More

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Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from Digital Evidence, Facial Identification, Speaker Recognition, and Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
Richard Vorder Bruegge, Chair of OSAC's Digital/Multimedia SAC

Richard Vorder Bruegge, Ph.D. is a senior physical scientist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he is responsible for overseeing science and technology developments in the imaging sciences. He has an Sc.B. in engineering, and an Sc.M. and Ph.D. in geological sciences from Brown University.  Read More

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Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Firearms and Toolmarks, Footwear and Tire, Forensic Document Examination, and Friction Ridge Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
Melissa Gische, Chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC

Melissa Gische, MFS is a latent print examiner at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory where she examines evidence for latent prints and compares those latent prints with the prints of known individuals. She has been with the FBI since 2000 and has testified as an expert witness in federal and state court. Read More

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Biology Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Human Forensic Biology and Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
  • Carl Sobieralski, Vice Chair, Biology SAC
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Break
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Chemistry: Trace Evidence Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, and Gunshot Residue and Trace Materials Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
Chris Taylor, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board

Chris E. Taylor is a Forensic Chemist with the US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) - Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) in the Trace Evidence and Drug Chemistry Branches. Chris received his B.S. in Forensic Science from Michigan State University in 1992. Prior to joining the USACIL, Chris worked for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation-Division of Forensic Sciences. Read More

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Medicine Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Forensic Anthropology, Medicolegal Death Investigation, and Forensic Odontology Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
Jason Wiersema, Chair of OSAC's Crime Scene/Death Investigation SAC

Jason Wiersema, Ph.D. is the Director of Forensic Anthropology and Emergency Management at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Wiersema conducts approximately 100 forensic anthropological cases per year in that role. He is also responsible for the emergency management program for the HCIFS which involves the development,  Read More

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Scene Examination Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Crime Scene Investigation/Reconstruction, Dogs and Sensors, and Fire and Explosion Investigation Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
  • Craig Beyler, Chair, Scene Examination SAC
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Chemistry: Seized Drugs/Toxicology Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

(including activities from the Seized Drugs and Forensic Toxicology Subcommittees)

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Speaker(s)
  • Marc LeBeau, Chair, Chemistry: Seized Drugs/Toxicology SAC
Marc LeBeau_OSAC FSSB member

Marc A. LeBeau, Ph.D., F-ABFT, is a Senior Forensic Scientist of the Scientific Analysis Section of the FBI Laboratory. He has worked as a Forensic Chemist and Toxicologist for the FBI since 1994 and has testified in federal, state, and county courts throughout the United States. Dr. LeBeau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State Read More

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Q&A
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