The NIST forensics science team is holding a public presentation and live webcast on its new Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting in Seattle, Feb. 18, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. PST.
The establishment of OSAC is a result of a NIST and Department of Justice memorandum of understanding signed last year with the aim of improving standards and practices in forensic science laboratories.
NIST envisions uniform administration of development, promulgation and adoption of standards through the OSAC as well as supporting communication flow between the scientific area committees and the forensic science community. The intent is to bring structure, scientific rigor and increased communication among forensic scientists, research scientists, academicians, statisticians, attorneys, managers and quality assurance specialists.
The presentation will take place at the Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6C, Seattle, Wash.
5:00 to 5:10: Introduction – Mark Stolorow
5:10 to 5:15: Background – Rich Cavanagh
5:15 to 5:30: Notice of Inquiry Responses – Susan Ballou
5:30 to 6:00: OSAC Plan – Barbara Guttman and John Butler
6:00 to 6:15: OSAC Membership – John Paul Jones II
6:15 to 7:00: Questions
Presentation Slides (PDF)
Webcast Link: psav.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/8e65ad3f9958440b8eab9da0831e3b1d1d (Link is no longer active.)
Important notes about Live Webcast:
This webcast will be streamed from Mediasite by sonicfoundry, individuals logging in from personal computers/laptops may need to:
American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting attendees are encouraged to visit the NIST booth (#130-132) in the meeting exhibit hall. See more information on the exhibit web page.