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OSAC Registry Implementation Open Enrollment Returns for 2024


We are pleased to announce that the OSAC Registry Implementation Open Enrollment will continue in 2024. This year’s open enrollment period will extend from Monday, July 1 through Monday, September 2, 2024. The timing of this period has been strategically selected to align with National Forensic Science Week which runs from September 15 through 21 during which time contributing Forensic Science Service Providers (FSSPs) will be recognized for their efforts.

Please help us to make this Open Enrollment period the most successful one so far. If your agency has yet to declare implementation, this would be a great time to do so. When all participants in the standards development process are considered, there are over one thousand individuals dedicating their time and efforts to improving the national forensic science standards landscape. The declaration process helps to demonstrate the value of your efforts through documentation of the extent of standards used.

To date, 156 FSSPs have submitted declarations helping to grow our standards implementation database. This is a solid foundation to work from; however, this represents only a small fraction of the FSSPs for which these standards are applicable.

We are therefore asking all of the dedicated OSAC members and affiliates to work with their agencies to update their declaration information if they have submitted data previously, or submit a new declaration for those that have yet to provide their information. Thirty-six new implementers were added during the 2023 open enrollment event. With your assistance, we can surely beat this benchmark and make the 2024 event an even greater success.

One of our best potential opportunities to expand our standards implementer database rests with the thousand or so current OSAC members and affiliates as well as recent members who have contributed so much time and energy helping to create new standards. We encourage them to communicate with senior management and quality managers within their own organizations to complete declaration forms and participate in this year’s Open Enrollment campaign. They have firsthand knowledge in the creation of standards and obviously enjoy the support of their own agencies in having been allotted the time to participate in the OSAC mission. We would like to capitalize on this opportunity to leverage their experience and expertise within their own agencies.

In addition to Open Enrollment, our implementation ambassadors Mark Stolorow and Steven Johnson have been diligently working to establish contacts and gather additional implementation related information from FSSPs.

If you have any questions or need any additional information to assist with your implementation journey, please reach out to staff members Vinny Desiderio at vincent.desiderio [at] (vincent[dot]desiderio[at]nist[dot]gov )(general and open enrollment related questions), Mark Stolorow at mark.stolorow [at] (mark[dot]stolorow[at]nist[dot]gov)  (traditional forensic discipline implementation related questions), and/or Steven Johnson at steven.johnson [at] (steven[dot]johnson[at]idealinnovations[dot]com)  (non-traditional forensic discipline related questions).

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Created March 29, 2024