The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced plans to update OSAC in ways that will streamline the production of forensic science standards. An overview of the proposed changes can be found on the NIST website. While some details are still under review, new OSAC 2.0 organization will officially launch October 1, 2020.
NIST and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be hosting the Evidence Management Conference
on October 2-4 at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. Registration for this event is closed, however there is a webcast option to view a livestream of the event.
On November 12, join the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Innocence Project and NIST, in collaboration with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), for a conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the NASEM report “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,”. Featured sessions will address developments over the past decade in the forensic sciences and in the courts, as well as in federal agencies and in laboratories. Visit the event page to register and learn about new information as it becomes available.