Please join us for the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Public Update Meeting on September 30, 2020.
OSAC works to strengthen forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound standards and promoting the use of those standards by the forensic science community. OSAC's more than 550 members and 275 affiliates draft and evaluate forensic science standards through a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders.
This event will feature presentations from the chairs of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board and five Scientific Area Committees. Each presenter will describe the standards their unit is working on and discuss research gaps, challenges, and priorities for the coming year. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. A recording of this event will be available on the NIST website.
OSAC Session 1:
OSAC Session 2:
1:00 PM: OSAC Welcome
John Paul Jones, NIST
1:10 PM: NIST Welcome
1:20 PM: Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) Update
Steve Johnson, Chair
1:30 PM: Digital/Multimedia SAC Update
Richard Vorder Bruegge, Chair, Digital/Multimedia SAC (including activities from Digital Evidence, Facial Identification, Speaker Recognition, and Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittees)
2:00 PM: Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC Update
Melissa Gische, Chair, Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC (including activities from the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Firearms and Toolmarks, Footwear and Tire, Forensic Document Examination, and Friction Ridge Subcommittees)
2:30 PM: Q&A and BREAK
2:45 PM: Biology/DNA SAC Update
Robyn Ragsdale, Chair, Biology/DNA SAC (including activities from the Biological Methods, Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting, and the Wildlife Forensics Subcommittees)
3:15 PM: Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC Update
Jose Almirall, Chair, Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC (including activities from the Fire Debris & Explosives, Geological Materials, Gunshot Residue, Materials (Trace), Seized Drugs, and Toxicology Subcommittees)
3:45 PM: Crime Scene/Death Investigation SAC Update
Jason Wiersema, Chair, Crime Scene/Death Investigation SAC (including activities from the Anthropology, Crime Scene Investigation, Disaster Victim Identification, Dogs and Sensors, Fire and Explosion Investigation, Medicolegal Death Investigation, and Odontology Subcommittees)
4:15 PM: Questions and Answers
4:30 PM: Adjourn