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OSAC December 2015 Newsletter

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its December 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate program status, activities, and opportunities for public input to both internal and external audiences.

The Digital/Multimedia SAC has submitted the following standard and the following guideline (Guide) for consideration to add to the respective OSAC Registry. The 30-day public comment period opens today, December 18, on the Kavi Public Workspace under "documents". The intent of the public comment period is to collect public opinion on inclusion of the documents on the relevant OSAC registry.

ASTM E2916 − 13 Standard Terminology for Digital and Multimedia Evidence Examination. This document provides standard terminology for the subcommittees of Digital Evidence, Facial Identification, and Video Imaging Technology and Analysis.

ASTM E2825 − 12 Standard Guide for Forensic Digital Image Processing. This document provides digital image processing guidelines to ensure the production of quality forensic imagery for use as evidence in a court of law. It briefly describes advantages, disadvantages, and potential limitations of each major digital imaging process.

OSAC Affairs at NIST welcomes any feedback and contributions related to the OSAC and OSAC Newsletter. Please send feedback and inquiries to forensics [at] (forensics[at]nist[dot]gov).

If you would like to receive this monthly newsletter and be notified of upcoming public comment periods and other OSAC news, please visit the OSAC homepage and insert your e-mail address in the brown box on the left side of the screen.

Released December 18, 2015, Updated March 21, 2019