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Donna J. Sirk (Fed)

Management and Program Analyst, Special Programs Office

Donna Sirk is a Management and Program Analyst in the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science program, part of the Special Programs Office (SPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Donna has been with NIST for 32 years and is currently responsible for managing operational activities for the OSAC program, its governing Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB), and its members and affiliates. Additionally, Donna supports the objectives of the OSAC program through the development and implementation of OSAC policies, processes, and procedures within the organization. 

Prior to joining the OSAC program in 2017, Donna held various positions at NIST during her career in the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL), and the Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC). 


2004 - Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Secretarial Achievement Award  

2003 - NIST's Eugene Casson Crittenden Award 


OSAC Public Update & Open Discussions

Please join us for the upcoming Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Public Update Meeting taking place at NIST in


The NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Sally S. Bruce, Wo L. Chang, Robert M. Dimeo, Virginia Covahey, Alan K. Dohne, Heather M. Evans, Aaron P. Fein, Donna J. Kimball, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Alan E. Munter, James K. Olthoff, Dianne L. Poster, Kathleen M. Roberts, Susannah B. Schiller, John H. Scott, Barbara P. Silcox, James A. St Pierre, Mark D. Stiles
Documentation of the evolution of NIST's plan for providing public access to results of federally funded research is provided, including the plan itself
Created September 10, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022