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NIST Scientific Area Committee Meetings, February 2015

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its first set of public meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 16 and 17, 2015. The meetings will include presentation and discussion of priorities for developing forensic science standards and guidelines for each forensic science discipline.

Download PDFs of the meeting presentation slides and watch archived webcasts of each subcommittee presentation from the OSAC public document library.

Download a PDF of the meeting agenda.

Public feedback time will be reserved for the final 15-20 minutes of each discipline's presentation. Note: times refer to U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Feb. 16, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee

  • 8 to 8:10 a.m.: Introduction
  • 8:10 to 8:55 a.m.: Digital Evidence Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 8:55 to 9:40 a.m.: Facial Identification Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 9:40 to 10:00 a.m.: Break
  • 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Imaging Technologies Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.: Speaker Recognition Subcommittee presentation/discussion

Feb. 16, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee

  • 12:30 to 12:40 p.m.: Introduction
  • 12:40 to 1:20 p.m.: Anthropology Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 1:20 to 2:00 p.m.: Disaster Victim Identification Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 2:00 to 2:40 p.m.: Dogs and Sensors Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 2:40 to 3:00 p.m.: Break
  • 3:00 to 3:40 p.m.: Fire Scene and Explosives Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 3:40 to 4:20 p.m.: Medico-Legal Death Investigation Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 4:20 to 5:00 p.m.: Odontology Subcommittee presentation/discussion

Feb. 16, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Biology/DNA Scientific Area Committee

  • 7 to 7:10 p.m.: Introduction
  • 7:10 to 8:10 p.m.: DNA Analysis 1 Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 8:10 to 9:10 p.m.: DNA Analysis 2 Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 9:10 to 10:00 p.m.: Wildlife Forensics Subcommittee presentation/discussion

Feb. 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis Scientific Area Committee

  • 8:00 to 8:10 a.m.: Introduction
  • 8:10 to 8:50 a.m.: Controlled Substances Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 8:50 to 9:30 a.m.: Fire Debris and Explosives Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.: Geological Materials Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 10:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.: Materials (Trace) Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 11:10 to 11:50 a.m.: Gunshot Residue Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Toxicology Subcommittee presentation/discussion

Feb. 17, 1:00 to 5:05 p.m. – Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee

  • 1:00 to 1:10 p.m.: Introduction
  • 1:10 to 1:55 p.m.: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 1:55 to 2:40 p.m.: Firearms and Toolmarks Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 2:40 to 2:50 p.m.: Break
  • 2:50 to 3:35 p.m.: Footwear and Tire Tread Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 3:35 to 4:20 p.m.: Friction Ridge Subcommittee presentation/discussion
  • 4:20 to 5:05 p.m.: Questioned Documents Subcommittee presentation/discussion

Public Comment Instructions

A public comment period will take place during the final 15-20 minutes of each subcommittee's presentation. Public comments will be limited to 3 minutes per individual.

Written comments may also be submitted by email to forensics [at] nist.gov. Please put the name of the relevant scientific area committee or subcommittee on your email subject line. If you wish to submit general comments about OSAC activities, please put "general OSAC comment" on your email subject line. The written comment period will be open until March 3. All written comments will be shared with the relevant scientific area committee or subcommittee.

Subcommittee Presentations

Subcommittee presentations will be available as PDF files after the meeting on this webpage.

Download a PDF of the meeting agenda.

Meeting Location

Rosen Plaza Hotel
/*-->*/ Salon 3 & 4
9700 International Dr.
Orlando, FL
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Created January 22, 2015, Updated February 26, 2019