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John Paul "JP" Jones (Fed)

Forensic Science Standards Program Manager

John Paul Jones II is the Forensic Science Standards Program Manager within the Special Programs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  In this role, he is responsible for managing the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science, a federally funded program with 22 discipline specific subcommittees, populated by over 800 volunteer members and affiliates.  OSAC provides the national infrastructure for facilitating the development of technically sound forensic science standards and implementing these standards across the forensic science industry.  Mr. Jones has more than 20 years of scientific and management experience in the forensic science industry including positions in the private sector, U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Defense.   He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Virginia Tech and a master’s of business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Awards

2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Ambassador of Forensic Science Award as part of the NIST Special Programs Office.

2022 Forensic Technology Center of Excellence Webinar Award (200+ participants) for delivery of “Application of the OSAC Registry of Standards to Forensic Science Service Providers’ Quality Systems” Webinar.

2007 Service to America Medals - Justice and Law Enforcement Award as part of the President's DNA Initiative Team. This award is provided by the Partnership for Public Service.

News

Publications

Dimensional Review of Scales for Forensic Photography

Author(s)
Massimiliano Ferrucci, Theodore D. Doiron, Robert M. Thompson, John Jones, Adam J. Freeman, Janice A. Neiman
Scales for forensic photography provide a geometrical reference in the photographic documentation of a crime scene. A common scale used by investigators is a
Created September 10, 2019, Updated October 31, 2022